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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 …

Female carpenter bee drilling hole in spindle

Carpenter Bee Activity

Carpenter bee activity is on the increase. The activity near the end of March and early April was mostly …

Termite wings on a window ledge

Termites "Spring" Into Action

Since I didn’t have any luck with predicting March Madness, I’ll switch to what for many homeowners might be …

False oleander scale on Magnolia grandiflora. Photo: SD Frank

Time to Monitor False Oleander Scales

False oleander scale, Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli, is a tropical and subtropical pest originally from China. It is common throughout many …

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Foliar Fungal Diseases on High Tunnel and Greenhouse Tomatoes

This vegetable disease fact sheet discusses three foliar fungal diseases (Botrytis gray mold, leaf mold, …

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Are There Alternatives to Glyphosate for Weed Control in Landscapes?

Many landscape maintenance professionals have grown reliant on glyphosate for weed control. Landscape weed control …

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Red Imported Fire Ant in North Carolina

This publication discusses the biology and spread of fire ants and the various methods that …

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Other Drosophila Species in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of native drosophila species in strawberries.

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Garden Symphylan in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of garden symphylan in strawberries.

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European corn borer larva.

European Corn Borer in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of European corn borer in strawberries.

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Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome

Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) first appeared in Arkansas in 1971 and has since spread …

M. enterolobii in sweetpotato

Sweetpotato Root Knot Nematode

This factsheet discusses the identification and management of root knot nematode of sweetpotato.