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Lichens Are Harmless to Trees

Gray crusty organisms growing on trees and shrubs can be a concern for home gardeners. Luckily, lichens are harmless …

Controlling Japanese Beetles

This article was first posted on Japanese Beetles in Turf. Japanese Beetles in Turf Description First reported in North America in 1916, …

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Rust Fungus in Fescue Lawns

Does your fescue lawn have scattered brown leaves in the stand of grass? Have you taken great care of …

NC State Pond publication

Pond Management Publication

North Carolina ponds offer excellent fishing for Tarheel anglers and represent a significant portion of the state’s water resources. …

Picture of adult spotted cucumber beetle

Pest Alert! Cucumber Beetles

Several calls about high numbers of cucumber beetles and feeding damage on cucurbits started coming in this week. The …

cedar apple rust on crabapple and juniper

Pest Alert - Cedar Apple Rust

Cedar apple rust is caused by the fungus Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae, and requires two hosts to complete its life cycle. …

Evergreen leaf drop

Evergreen Tree and Shrub Leaf Drop

Each spring and fall I get questions about rhododendrons, magnolias, hollies, and other broadleaf evergreen plants dropping leaves. Home …

Vegetable Basket

Vegetable Gardening 101

Summary: Pick a sunny site, incorporate compost, select vegetable varieties that will thrive in the season, plant according to …

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2014 Recommended Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars for North Carolina

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2014 Recommended Tall Fescue Cultivars for North Carolina

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Figure 1. Immature cottony cushion scale insects.

Cottony Cushion Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of cottony cushion scale, an insect …

Figure 1. Euonymus bush infested with euonymus scale.

Armored Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note discusses how to identify and manage common armored scale insects that …

Citrus mealybugs

Mealybugs

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

Aphid.

Aphids on Ornamental Landscape Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of aphid pests of ornamental trees, …

Figure 1. Columbine damage by leafminer flies.

Leafminer Flies

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of leafminer flies, an insect pest …

Figure 1. Hemispherical scale.

Hemispherical Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of hemispherical scale, an insect pest …