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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 …

White grub

White Grub Control

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

fire ant mounds

Fire Ants Q&A

More fire ant mounds are being discovered in Caldwell County since the first one was found last fall. It is …

Chinese Chestnut Nut

Q&A With Seth Nagy

Some interesting questions came into the Caldwell Extension Center this week. I’d like to share three of them with …

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Horticulture Scholarships Offered

The Caldwell County Nurserymen Association is offering scholarships to college students. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded to students …

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Mulch Matters

Healthy plants are less susceptible to environmental stresses, like excessive heat and drought, as well as insects and diseases. …

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Building Soil With Cover Crops

If you’re not growing vegetables this fall, take some time now to build your garden soil for next year’s …

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Things That Sting

When people think of stinging insects, they think of bees and wasps, not caterpillars. However, there are several species …

Split persimmon seeds

Persimmon Tree

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

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Formica Ants in the Landscape

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Figure 1. Brown Soft Scale (A) Adult (B) Crawler.

Brown Soft Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes brown soft scale, a common insect pest on trees, shrubs …

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Soft Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants

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