Pests destroy gardens, forests and farms, infest homes and businesses and spread devastating diseases. North Carolina Cooperative Extension integrated pest management programs help homeowners, commercial pesticide applicators and others prevent and control pest damage in ways that are economical, environmentally sound and safe for human health.
How many insects are there? Our established threshold is one larva or egg per four tillers, with more larvae than eggs present to justify a spray. Note that scouting should be done away MORE »– from Entomology
For Immediate Release; April 17, 2015 This article teaches users how to use models to determine the need for fungicides to manage Gray Mold and Anthracnose of strawberry Botrytis gray mold (BGM) (factsheet here) MORE »– from Integrated Pest Management
A recent post from Barclay Poling at the NC State Strawberry Growers Information Portal highlighted several grower questions about misshaped strawberries. I’ve addressed this question in the past, but it bears repeating: In MORE »– from Entomology
Twig aphid numbers. If you have twig aphids in your Fraser fir Christmas trees in western NC, you should be able to find them now. They are still quite small, but they have all MORE »– from Integrated Pest Management
Diseased Knock Out Rose received in the Clinic This week the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic at NCSU received a container rose with both downy mildew Botrytis blight. Both are favored by cool, MORE »– from Integrated Pest Management
This week the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic at NCSU received a container rose with both downy mildew Botrytis blight. Both are favored by cool, moist conditions, and both can cause extensive damage MORE »– from Extension Plant Pathology
The emerald ash borer has been found in Wayne County. Other counties in North Carolina where EAB has been reported include Granville, Person, Vance and Warren. Link to the NCDA announcement: http://www.ncagr.gov/paffairs/release/2015/3-15WayneEAB.htm Emerald MORE »– from Integrated Pest Management