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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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Blight Threatens Tomato Season

When most people think of the word “blight,” they think of a disease that spreads rapidly. When growing tomatoes in …

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Disease Knocks Out Cucumbers

You may have never heard of cucurbit downy mildew. But you’ve probably seen it if you grow melons, cucumbers, …

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Leland Cypress Needle Drop

This time of year leyland cypress shed their older needles. Needle drop, or needle shedding, is more pronounced this …

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Pruning Grapevines

One of the most common questions I get at this time of year is about when and how to …

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Modern Farming

Farming has always been part of the American culture. Even before European settlers arrived, the Indians were involved in …

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Harlequin Bugs and Bull Nettle

This week has generated several good questions from farmers and gardeners. I am sharing two selected questions I think …

Trendsetting Landscapes

How often have you been told that you should never judge a book by its cover? Well, in the …

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Figure 1. Pine vole.

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This publication will help you identify voles and vole damage and determine when, where, and …

Septoria spore production on underside of tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

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

Florida betony growth habit.

Florida Betony

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of florida betony.

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Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

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Bacterial wilt in tomato field.

Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.

Kiwifruit

The kiwifruit is a large, woody, deciduous vine native to the Yangtze Valley of China. …

Spittlebug nymphs.

Spittlebug in Strawberries

This publication describes the spittlebug and its impacts on the North Carolina strawberry crop.

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Strawberry rootworm adult.

Strawberry Rootworm in Strawberry

This factsheet describes the biology and management of strawberry rootworm beetles in strawberries.

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