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Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Twospotted spider mites and webbing on a butterfly bush leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Scout for Twospotted Spider Mites

Twospotted spider mites are probably the most common spider mite species to damage ornamental plants, fruits, vegetables, and others. Twospotted …

Eastern tent caterpillar feeding on a cherry leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Eastern tent caterpillars are common native insects that create silk webs or ‘tents’ in the branch crotches of some …

Cover photo for New Factsheet: Bermudagrass Mites

New Factsheet: Bermudagrass Mites

A new factsheet was released to the Extension Resource Database on bermudagrass mites. Bermudagrass mites are tiny, worm-like arachnids present …

Boxwood leafminer adult. Photo: SD Frank

Boxwood Leafminers Active

Amanda Taylor, Area Specialized Agent – Nursery and Greenhouse alerted us that Boxwood leafminer adults are active in the …

Oak eriococcid scales on a willow oak twig. Photo: AG Dale

Felt Scales on Oaks

Felt scales are a family of scales that include azalea bark scale (Acanthococcus azaleae), crape myrtle bark scale (Acanthococcus …

Oak lecanium scales and eggs on willow oak. Photo: SD Frank

Lecanium Scales Full of Eggs

Oak lecanium scale and European fruit lecanium are nearly identical soft scales that infest oaks and many other tree …

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Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Figure 1. Two sweet basil leaf types produced out Of the same pa

North Carolina Basil Production Guide

This publication specifically discusses fresh-market basil, examining the selection, production, harvesting and marketing of the …

6 days ago

Ginseng Production Guide for North Carolina

This publication discusses the best techniques for growing quality ginseng. It includes descriptions and stages …

6 days ago

Greenhouse Weed Control

This publication discusses a number of options that are available to the greenhouse manager for …

Yellow tuft.

Yellow Tuft in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of yellow tuft.

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Yellow patch stand symptoms.

Yellow Patch in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of yellow patch.

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Take-all root rot on an ultradwarf bermudagrass putting green.

Take-All Root Rot in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of take-all root rot in turf.

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Summer patch.

Summer Patch in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of summer patch.

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Spring dead spot stand symptoms.

Spring Dead Spot in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of spring dead spot.

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