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Image of an adult spotted lanternfly with red-and-white nymphs. Photo by Steve Ausmus, USDA/ARS.

June Horticulture News

What’s Blooming Now? Elderberry & Trumpet Vine Blooming now along roadsides and ditches is Sambucus canadensis or Elderberry. It is a …

image of Blossom Blight on 'Gala' by Kerik Cox, Cornell University

May 2019 Horticulture News

Fire Blight Fire blight can be a devastating disease on trees and shrubs within the Roseaceae (Rose) family. This includes …

picture of Adult Granulate Ambrosia beetle

Granulate Ambrosia Beetle Control

If you have woody ornamentals and trees in your landscape you may have noticed damage from the granulate ambrosia …

picture of tobacco field

Winter Field Crop Update

The 2019 Regional Tobacco Production Meeting and GAP Recertification Training will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The …

Cover photo for Upcoming Event - Pond Management Field Day

Upcoming Event - Pond Management Field Day

Hosted by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin and Wake County Centers, Franklin and Wake Soil and Water Conservation Districts Friday, October 26, 2018, …

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Native Bees in the Landscape

BY: Colby Griffin, Horticulture Extension Agent There are many important native pollinators within your home landscape. One you may not …

Fumigant License Training

Fumigant License Training (Category F) Friday, March 3, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Franklin County Cooperative Extension Annex Fumigant training is required every …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Figure 1. Full-grown bagworm in its protective camouflage.

Bagworms in Ornamental Landscapes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of bagworms, a common ornamental plant …

Different insect antennae.

4. Insects

This insects chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook will teach readers to identify insects, understand …

2 weeks ago
drawing of the tick life stages

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

This publication will help you identify the several species of ticks found in North Carolina …

Figure 10-1. Flex-tine weeder.

Chapter 10: Weed Management

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide discusses cultural, mechanical and chemical …

3 weeks ago
Drosophila larvae in banana

Other Drosophila Species in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of native drosophila species in strawberries.

3 weeks agoStrawberry Insects
Late blight on tomato leaf

Tomato Late Blight

This vegetable pathology factsheet describes the identification and treatment of tomato late blight.

A green stink bug on a plant.

Scouting for Stink Bug Damage in Southeast Cotton: Description and Use of a Pocket Scouting Decision Aid

This publication describes how cotton growers in the Southeast can use a pocket-size scouting decision …

6/21/19

Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing

To apply restricted-use pesticides to agricultural commodities, you must be certified or be supervised by …

6/20/19