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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, …

Carpenter bee

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

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

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Map of the distribution of fire ants in the United States

Red Imported Fire Ant in North Carolina

This publication discusses the biology and spread of fire ants and the various methods that …

10 hours agoBiting and Stinging Pests
Darkwinged fungus gnat

Darkwinged Fungus Gnats

This Entomology Insect Note describes darkwinged fungus gnats, an insect pest of some field crops, …

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Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite in Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cyclamen and broad mites, …

Figure 1. Crapemyrtle aphids.

Crapemyrtle Aphid

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the crapemyrtle aphid, a common …

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 …

Claycolored leaf beetles

Claycolored Leaf Beetle

Claycolored leaf beetles are a sporadic pest in the landscape.

4 days agoPDIC Factsheets
Indian wax scales lay hundreds of eggs.

Indian Wax Scale Insect

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of Indian wax scale, a tiny …

black vine weevil

Black Vine Weevil

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the black vine weevil, an …