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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 …

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 …

Recent Publications related to Forest Resources

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Current Forest Carbon Markets at a Glance

Recently, several new initiatives in forest carbon markets have emerged simplifying the carbon project development …

1 week ago
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Firewood as a Vector in Invasive Pest Dispersal

This factsheet covers information related to firewood as a threat in moving invasive pests to …

3 weeks agoInvasive Forest Pests
Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

adult Asian longhorned beetle resting on a branch

Asian Longhorned Beetle

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the Asian longhorned beetle, an …

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Getting Data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Using R

This publication provides information and guidance on using computer code to access the National Agricultural …

6/10/21
American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

Coppiced American Sycamore on Marginal Land as a Viable Short Rotation Woody Crop

This factsheet summarizes recent research that investigated the productivity of American sycamore after coppicing and …

5/21/21
Formula

Using the Differential Shrinkage and the Cupping of Lumber Spreadsheet

Wood shrinkage is often calculated with the assumption that the radial and tangential shrinkage occurs …

Economic Contribution of the Forest Sector in North Carolina, 2019

This publication discusses contributions the forest sector makes to the North Carolina economy.

5/3/21