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Cover photo for Grape Pest Survey - 1st Week of June

Grape Pest Survey - 1st Week of June

As the summer approaches, the three-cornered alfalfa hopper, Spissistilus festinus, captures are picking up in both sticky traps and …

Hundreds of midges resting on the window of a home

Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

Cover photo for 2019 Grape Insect Pest Survey

2019 Grape Insect Pest Survey

This spring, the Specialty Crop IPM Lab is scouting vineyards in throughout North Carolina in order to track the …

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Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Ginseng Production Guide for North Carolina

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

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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 …

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Basil

Basil is a popular herb known for its flavorful foliage. The fresh or dried leaves …

Fusilade II (fluazifop-P-butyl)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Fusilade II (fluazifop-P-butyl).

Zoysiagrass Mites

Zoysiagrass mites (Aceria (Eriophyes) zoysiae) are tiny, elongated (worm-like), white arachnids that are occasional pests …

5/23/19TurfFiles
Knockout rose chlorosis caused by imazapyr spray drift.

Acetolactate Synthase (ALS) Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of an ALS inhibitor herbicide injury.

Figure 1. Ground pearl cysts and adult

Ground Pearls in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of ground pearls and addresses how to control them as …

5/23/19TurfFiles

Ronstar (oxadiazon)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of the herbicide Ronstar (oxadiazon).