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Soybean Rust Update

Asiatic Soybean Rust has been confirmed in more counties in the Gulf states than this early, in any previous …

white fluff (adelgi) on tree

Invasive Pests in Caldwell County

Invasive pests are a real problem in Caldwell County. These invasive pests can be insects, plants, plant diseases, and …

Staying on Task in the Garden

Even though it’s cold outside, the garden needs tending. Winter days that are not so cold are perfect for …

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Selecting Vegetable Varieties

By now, you should have received your seed catalogs. If you haven’t, you can easily search online by visiting …

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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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Early Blight Reported on Tomatoes

A sample of tomato leaves with early blight was brought to our office yesterday. Early blight, caused by the funugs Alternaria …

Split persimmon seeds

Persimmon Tree

Folklore says the upcoming winter weather can be predicted by studying persimmon seeds. Persimmon seeds, of course come from …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Millipedes in Turf

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

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Japanese Beetles in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the Japanese beetle and addresses how to control it …

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Hunting Billbugs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the hunting billbug and addresses how to control it …

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Hornets in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of hornets and addresses how to control them as an …

15 hours agoTurfFiles
Ground pearls are very small, pearly shells

Ground Pearls in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of ground pearls and addresses how to control them as …

18 hours agoTurfFiles
Figure 1. Head louse.

Frequently Asked Questions About Head Lice

This factsheets offers questions and answers about head lice.

Drawing of the life cycle of head lice.

Biology and Control of Human Lice

This Entomology Insect Note discusses the life cycle of human lice and how to treat …

Figure 1. A group of clover mites on grass

Clover Mites in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the clover mite and addresses how to control it …

3 days agoTurfFiles