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Oak erriococcid scales on willow oak. Photo: SD FRank

Oak Felt Scales

Oak eriococcin scales, Eriococcus quercus, are one of the earliest scale insects to produce eggs, and thus crawlers, in …

Cover for Extension Gardener handbook

NC Extension Gardener Handbook

Now available from UNC Press: North Carolina Extension Gardner Handbook HARDCOVER: $60 DIGITAL VERSION: $50 Published: April 2018 728 pp., 8.5 x 11 1067 color plates, …

Training & Pruning Fruit Trees

By Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture Fruit tree training and pruning is a topic of great interest and considerable …

When Insects Invade

by Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture I remember my first encounter with Asian lady beetles: I lived on the seventh …

Think Before You Spray

by Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture “My azalea didn’t look good, so I sprayed it.” Statements like this are …

Beating Bagworms

by Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture Have you seen cones on your Leyland cypress, arborvitae, or juniper? Are you …

Common Vegetable Problems

by Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture It’s time to plant warm season vegetables, so I thought I’d point out …

Estate Planning Resources

By Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture I think it is safe to say that most people–not just those with …

Using Compost in the Garden

by Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture Last month, I wrote about making compost. This month, I’m addressing why and how …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

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 …

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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 …

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Cypress weevil

Cypress Weevil

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cypress weevil, an insect …

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 …

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Figure 1. Cutworm larvae.

Cutworms in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the cutworm and addresses how to control it as …

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