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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 …

Natural Mosquito Control

2014 is turning out to be a good year for mosquitoes. Warm weather and occasional heavy rain allow for …

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Those Pesky Japanese Beetles!

It is that time of year again when Japanese beetles are flying around and devouring plant material. We have …

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What's Bugging You?

Not All Insects Should “Bug” You Gardeners normally wage what seems a never-ending battle with insects, mites and other so-called …

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Do You Have Problems With White Grubs?

Rick L. Brandenburg & Peter T. Hertl, Extension Entomologists Contributed Article White Grubs (COLEOPTERA: Scarabaeidae) General Information White grubs are turf pests …

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Pesky Fire Ants!

Have you experienced problems with fire ants over the last couple of years? Fire ants have spread throughout much …

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Tracy Perry Agricultural and Natural Resources Technician Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service tracy_perry@ncsu.edu(919) 496-3344 You can also find us on Facebook What is a …

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 …

Different insect antennae.

4. Insects

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

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Figure 1. Pine vole.

Voles in Commercial Orchard and Ornamental Nurseries

This publication will help you identify voles and vole damage and determine when, where, and …

Septoria spore production on underside of tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

Figure 7-1. Flex-tine weeder.

Chapter 7: Weed Management

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

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Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

Figure 1. Horse fly.

Horse Flies and Deer Flies

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying horse and deer flies and how to control them.

Identifying the Ground Beetles of Eastern North Carolina Agriculture

This publication provides an illustrated key to the major groups of ground beetles found in …