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Good Insects in Fall Gardens

Now is the time to be planting fall gardens. That means cabbage, collards and broccoli. There are a few …

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Treating Insect Pests in Turf

I never really thought of lawns as a place to protect pollinators, but I was reading an article a …

Healthy Summer Lawns

Healthy Summer Lawns

A healthy lawn will often help keep the weeds out by not allowing them to get enough sunlight for …

Oak Tree

Controlling Scale Insects

While scale insects don’t only appear in June, the symptoms of this insect are often most noticeable then. The insect …

Green Grass

Ground Pearls in the Summer

It may not be one of the largest insects in the world, but it’s also not the tiniest, however, …

Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

False oleander scales. Photo: SD Frank

Monitor False Oleander Scales

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

Imported will leaf beetle on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

Imported willow leaf beetle (Plagiodera versicolor) are common on willows in landscapes and natural areas. Most of year adults and …

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Organic Lawn Care: A Guide to Organic Lawn Maintenance and Pest Management for North Carolina

This guide to lawn maintenance for North Carolina contains information on establishing a new lawn, …

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Figure 1. Annual sedge.

Annual Sedge

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of annual sedge and addresses how to control it as …

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Annual bluegrass seedhead

Annual Bluegrass

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of annual bluegrass.

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Greenbriar growth habit.

Roundleaf Greenbriar

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of roundleaf greenbriar.

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Yellow woodsorrel growth habit.

Yellow Woodsorrel

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of yellow woodsorrel.

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Figure 2. Yellow nutsedge seedhead.

Yellow Nutsedge

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of yellow nutsedge and addresses how to control it as …

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Yellow Foxtail seedhead

Yellow Foxtail

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of yellow foxtail.

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Wild Garlic

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of wild garlic.

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