Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

Cucurbit downy mildew on cucumber

Cucurbit Downy Mildew

This vegetable pathology factsheet describes the identification and treatment of cucurbit downy mildew.

luffa gourds growing on a trellis

Commercial Luffa Sponge Gourd Production

Luffa are tropical, vining plants that produce large fruits similar to cucumbers. When young and …

Although different colors, these are all corn earworms.

Corn Earworm in Strawberries

This publication covers the corn earworm in strawberries and its impact in North Carolina.

1 week ago
Flumioxazin spray drift on knockout rose one week after treatmen

Protoporphyrinogen Oxidase (PPO) Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a protoporphyrinogen oxidase inhibitor herbicide injury.

Western flower thrips

Flower Thrips in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of thrips in strawberries.

2 weeks ago
Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

2 weeks ago
adult spotted wing drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of spotted wing drosophila in strawberries.

2 weeks agoStrawberry Insects
Figure 1. Yellow nutsedge in sweetpotato.

Management of Yellow Nutsedge in Sweetpotato

This publication discusses the impacts of yellow nutsedge on sweetpotato crops and includes information on …

2 weeks ago