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White Grub Control

This week we’ve received several questions at the Caldwell Extension Center about white grub control in home lawns. White …

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, …

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

Figure 1. Pine vole.

Voles in Commercial Orchard and Ornamental Nurseries

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.

Figure 7-1. Flex-tine weeder.

Chapter 7: Weed Management

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide discusses cultural, mechanical and chemical …

5 days ago
Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

Figure 1. Horse fly.

Horse Flies and Deer Flies

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying horse and deer flies and how to control them.

Identifying the Ground Beetles of Eastern North Carolina Agriculture

This publication provides an illustrated key to the major groups of ground beetles found in …

The Ground Beetles of Eastern North Carolina Agriculture

Ground beetles are a common, but often overlooked, beneficial insect in agricultural areas. This publication …

Spittlebug nymphs.

Spittlebug in Strawberries

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

3 weeks ago