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Jumping Worms

Matt Bertone, the director of NC State University’s Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, just published an Extension factsheet about …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

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Hurricane Preparedness

With Hurricane Isaias approaching the Carolinas and expected to make landfall in the next 24 hours, here is a …

Oak lecanium scales and eggs on willow oak. Photo: SD Frank

Lecanium Scales Full of Eggs

Oak lecanium scale and European fruit lecanium are nearly identical soft scales that infest oaks and many other tree …

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program “PPP” has authorized up to $349 billion in forgivable loans for small businesses to continue …

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USDA Requesting PPE Information

The USDA is asking all producers in the agricultural field to fill out a spreadsheet regarding the required PPE …

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The Bees of North Carolina

Congratulations to Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt & Hannah Levenson for this excellent new book, available as a hardcopy for purchase …

Larvae of the larger elm leaf beetle. Photo: Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org

Larger Elm Leaf Beetle

Elms have lots of pests. This week I have had several reports of larger elm leaf beetles, Monocesta coryli, …

Beech blight aphids (Grylloprociphilus imbricator) on a beech twig. Photo:SD Frank

Beech Blight Aphids

You might notice twigs on beech trees covered in a woolly sleeve. Get closer and it will begin to …

Oak lace bug adults, nymphs, and eggs on the underside of an oak leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Oak Lace Bug Damage

Oak lace bugs (Corythucha arcuata), like other lace bugs, cause stippling on leaves. Oak lace bugs, of course, feed …

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Spotted Lanternfly

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive …

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Oystershell Scale Insect on Ornamental Plants

This factsheet describes oystershell scale insects (Lepidosaphes ulmi).

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Nantucket Pine Tip Moth

This factsheet describes Nantucket pine tip moths (Rhyacionia frustrana).

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Diseases of Dogwood in North Carolina

This fact sheet compiles common disease of dogwood trees (Cornaceae) in North Carolina. It contains …

4 days ago
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Insect Pests of Dogwood in North Carolina

This fact sheet compiles common arthropod pests of dogwood trees (Cornaceae) in North Carolina. It …

4 days ago
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Eastern Gray Squirrel

This factsheet describes eastern gray squirrels and the damage they can cause to trees and …

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Beech Bark Disease

This factsheet provides information about beech bark disease, including the lifecycle, symptoms, and management strategies.

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Common Disease Pests of Maple in North Carolina

This factsheet provides brief descriptions of common disease pests of maple (Acer spp.) in North …

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