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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, …

Recent Publications related to Forest Resources

North to east aspects are most moist while south to west aspects are driest.

Managing the Right Species on the Right Site: Part 1, Site Selection

This publication helps landowners make smart choices about managing forests by understanding which tree species …

2 weeks agoWoodland Owner Notes

Woody Biomass - Frequently Asked Questions

This publication defines many of the questions often asked about biomass-based energy, the associated technologies …

2 weeks agoNC Woody Biomass
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Residual Woody Biomass Inventory Techniques: A Comparative Analysis of Prism Sweep and Line Intersect Sampling Methods

Prism sweep and line intercept methods were compared for accuracy and efficiency to measure woody …

2 weeks ago

Leyland Cypress

This factsheet covers the growth, planting, shaping and pests of Leyland cypress, a popular Christmas …

2 weeks agoChristmas Tree Notes
Illustration of a forest with well-developed vertical structure

Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations

This publication describes how to provide a suitable habitat for many wildlife species without significantly …

2 weeks agoWoodland Owner Notes

Balsam Woolly Adelgid

This publication describes the lifecycle, scouting and treatment of the balsam wooly adelgid, a tiny, …

Worker stands near curb spraying small trees with backpack mistblower

Determining Formulation Per Acre in a Christmas Tree Field to Achieve Target Ai Per Acre

This factsheet provides general instructions for determining formulation per acre as well as an example …

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Figure 1: PRR diseased Fraser fir

Management of Phytophthora Root Rot in Fraser Fir Christmas Trees

Phytophthora root rot is the most significant biotic threat to Fraser fir Christmas trees in …