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Plant tag indicating a plant has been treated with neonicotinoids. Photo: SDF

Will Neonicotinoids on Milkweed Hurt Monarchs?

Originally posted on ecoipm.org. Monarch butterflies are worth protecting because they have ecological, aesthetic, cultural, and educational values. Monarch abundance …

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Monitor Pine Needle Scales

Pine needle scales are relatively easy to find and to monitor for crawler activity. Stare at the needles of …

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New Regional Pest Management Guide

A team of University and Extension personnel from around the Southeast has created the 2017 Southeastern US Pest Control …

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Earworms/Bollworms in Bt Corn

Earworms (known as bollworm in cotton) have been fairly absent in our system over the past few years. Arguably, …

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Corn Earworm Abundant Early in Tobacco

Our laboratory is beginning a project to determine the baseline susceptibility of tobacco-feeding tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens) populations throughout …

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Stink Bugs Moving Into Corn

Folks have noted stink bugs moving into corn rapidly over the past week across the Coastal Plain. This is …

Azalea Caterpillars Feeding

Just a short post here to announce the arrival of azalea caterpillars for this year. Azalea caterpillars, Datana major, …

Late Summer Ambrosia Beetle Attacks

Granulate ambrosia beetles are primary pests of nurseries in spring. However, it seems like every year folks report ambrosia …

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Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus

Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV) affects ornamental greenhouse crops like impatiens and mums but also many vegetables and herbs. The virus …

Mimosa Webworms Building Nests

Originally posted on ecoIPM.org. Mimosa webworms are active in Raleigh. I saw initial webbing this week. These are annual pests …

Crape Myrtles Are Shedding Bark

Originally posted on ecoIPM.org Every year around this time I get calls and emails from homeowners and landscapers who notice …

Spider Mite Outbreaks

Originally posted on ecoIPM.org Things are heating up and the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, thrives in hot dry weather. …

Yellow Poplar Weevils

Originally posted on ecoIPM.org I was in Northwestern Pennsylvania last week and found tulip poplar trees with leaves that had …

Hibiscus Sawfly Active

Hibiscus sawfly, Atomacera decepta, is a common pest of hibiscus. Not much is known about this critter from what I …

Red Headed Flea Beetles

This week Cliff Ruth told me they were finding red headed flea beetle adults and larvae in mountain nurseries. …

Ambrosia Beetles Slow Down

This week did not find many ambrosia beetles in our traps this week (there will always be a few) …

Bagworm Larvae Active

If you have conifers or other plants that seem to have grown weird, dangling pinecones, look again because you …

Spittlebugs Fill Trees With Foam

Spittlebugs are a group of insects in the Family Cercopidae (Froghoppers & Spittlebugs) that have the unusual ability to …