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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 …

Millipede on house siding

Millipedes on the Move

Last year around this time, we had a stretch of very hot & dry weather that triggered a “millipede …

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 …

Crape myrtle aphids. Photo: SD Frank

Crape Myrtle Aphids

Crape myrtles are among the most commonly planted trees in the Southeast. The two main pests are crape myrtle …

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 …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Preemergence Herbicide Efficacy in Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings

Efficacy of preemergence herbicides labeled for use in nursery crops and landscape plantings

3 days ago
pesticide label

Appendix B. Pesticides and Pesticide Safety

This appendix from the Extension Gardener Handbook will help readers to understand the impact of …

4 days ago
Septoria leaf spot on tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

Figure 1. Fall armyworm larva.

Fall Armyworms in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of fall armyworms and addresses how to control them as …

2 weeks agoTurfFiles
Figure 1. Black twig borer damage.

Black Twig Borer

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the black twig borer, an …

3 weeks agoEntomology Insect Notes
Codling moth pupa

Codling Moth

Codling moth description, life history, damage, and control.

8/25/21
B. cinerea conidia

Botrytis Fruit Rot / Gray Mold on Strawberry

Botrytis rot, or gray mold as it is often called, is a serious disease in …

8/25/21

2021 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

8/25/21