Green Industry News – July 2022

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue… Farmers Grow Flowers Too!
Whether it’s fresh roses for Mother’s Day or hanging baskets for the front porch, picking the right flowers for a stunning summer wedding arrangement or shrubs and trees for the backyard, there’s a good chance one of North Carolina’s 1,300-plus growers is to thank.

Spotted Lanternfly Found in North Carolina
Over the past few years, we have been saying it’s a matter of “when”– not “if”– the spotted lanternfly would invade North Carolina.

Recently, an established population of spotted lanternfly was confirmed in North Carolina for the first time.

Extension Forestry: Spotted Lanternfly Discovered in NC

Adult spotted lanternfly

Adult Spotted Lanternfly photo courtesy of NCD&CS.

Japanese Beetle Flights on the Rise

We observed significant increases of Japanese beetle adults at half of our tracking sites (Bertie, Edgecombe, Wake, Lee, Montgomery, and Henderson counties) this week.This heightened flight activity will likely continue for the next 2-3 weeks. If you are applying a product for preventive grub control, now would be the time to apply if you live in these areas.

Turfbugs: Japanese Beetle

Japanese beetle

Japanese beetle by NT Franklin, Pixabay.

Fall Armyworm Moths Active

Starting to see fall armyworm moths along the east coast and in little pockets throughout the state. This is earlier than usual but we have not yet heard reports of larvae feeding in these areas.However, expect to be scouting for them in the next 1-3 weeks, depending on location. Keep an eye on the fall armyworm tracking map to keep up-to-date on presence/abundance of moths in your area.

Turfbugs: Fall Armyworms

Image of a Fall armyworm by M. Bertone.

Fall armyworm by M. Bertone.

2022 Great NC Tree Conference
Registration Now Open!

Back to Basics
Keynote Address: Structural Pruning Considerations by Tree Species  – Dr. Bruce Fraedrich – Retired Plant Pathology Researcher

September 15-16, 2022

Downtown Marriott – Greensboro, NC

2022 Great NC Tree Conference page 1 brochure

2022 Great NC Tree Conference Page 2 brohure

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2022 NCGIC Water Symposium
Thursday, July 21
Early Bird Registration Ends Friday

Already registered? Thank you and we look forward to seeing you July 21st! Please help us spread the word and forward this email to your colleagues.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
McKimmon Center at NCSU
1101 Gorman St.
Raleigh, NC 27607

Lunch Included
Early Bird Rate: $125
Additional Registrations from the same company: $100.

2022 Water Symposium brochure

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Landscape Color and Professional Field Day
Presented by NC State’s Department of Horticultural Science and the JC Raulston Arboretum.
Thursday, July 14 – 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Join us for the 2022 Landscape Color and Professional Field Day for a day filled with helpful information for green industry professionals.

Landscape professionals Filed Day and upcomiong events, programs by J.C. Raulston Arboretum

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