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Agriculture & Food

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Larvae of the larger elm leaf beetle. Photo: Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org

Larger Elm Leaf Beetle

Elms have lots of pests. This week I have had several reports of larger elm leaf beetles, Monocesta coryli, …

Imported willow leaf beetles and feeding damage on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

You can find a lot of damage on willows this time of year because imported willow leaf beetles have …

Sawfly larvae, probably Caliroa quercuscoccineae, on a red oak and the window pane damage they cause. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies Feeding on Oaks

Oaks have hundreds of herbivores so it is no wonder that towards the end of summer some of the …

Beech blight aphids (Grylloprociphilus imbricator) on a beech twig. Photo:SD Frank

Beech Blight Aphids

You might notice twigs on beech trees covered in a woolly sleeve. Get closer and it will begin to …

Oak lace bug adults, nymphs, and eggs on the underside of an oak leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Oak Lace Bug Damage

Oak lace bugs (Corythucha arcuata), like other lace bugs, cause stippling on leaves. Oak lace bugs, of course, feed …

Fall webworm nest. Photo: SD Frank

Fall Webworms

Fall webworms, one of our native insect pests, are a perennial nuisance and in some cases a destructive pest. …

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Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Potato leafhopper adult

Potato Leafhopper

Potato leafhopper description, life history, damage, and control.

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Warm-Season Perennial Forages Conserved as Hay: Nutritive Value and Quality

This bulletin brings together 18 independent experiments that address aspects of nutritive value and quality …

5 days ago

Grazing Practices: A Review of the Literature

This technical bulletin reviews earlier research that evaluates the influence of grazing livestock, primarily beef …

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Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

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Image courtesy of Dr. Weimin Ye and NC Soybean Producers Board

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Temperature and Dose Influence Phoma Macrostoma Efficacy on Seedling Broadleaf Weeds

Phoma macrostoma, a potential biocontrol agent for turfgrass weeds, was isolated from Cirsium arvense plants …

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Management Practices for Controlling Mycotoxins in Corn: A Three-Year Summary

This publication summarizes the findings of a three-year study that analyzed the effects of fungicides, …

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