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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 …

Fall webworm nest. Photo: SD Frank

Fall Webworms

Fall webworms, one of our native insect pests, are a perennial nuisance and in some cases a destructive pest. …

Blossom end rot

Blossom-End Rot

Summer is here and I am sure that all of your gardens are looking green, lush and beautiful. Many …

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Composting for a Greener Tomorrow

As the Earth’s population increases, there are many concerns that arise. We are constantly told about the looming dangers …

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Sprouting Seeds for Spring

As the days are getting longer and the nights are getting warmer, I know all of you are getting …

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Gardening Begins in February

The month of February contains not just Ground Hog Day, Valentine’s Day, Flag Day, Presidents’ Day and Chinese New …

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Florida betony growth habit.

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

Figure 1. Great Spangled Fritillary

Butterflies in Your Backyard

You can attract the many butterflies found throughout North Carolina to your backyard by following …

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Figure 4. Formica subsericea.

Formica Ants in the Landscape

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of formica ants, an insect pest …

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Glyphosate

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of the herbicide, glyphosate.

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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Figure 1. Indian wax scale crawlers under wax cover.

Soft Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants

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Figure 1. Life cycle of the azalea lace bug.

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