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Wheel bug nymphs emerging.

Birth of an Assassin!

The wheel bug, Arilus cristatus, is North Carolina’s largest assassin bug. It gets its name from the prominent spiny …

American lady butterfly on blazing star (Liatris ligulistylus).

Two Pollinator Garden Tours in August!

The month of August presents two opportunities to learn about creating pollinator habitat! Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will …

Cover photo for National Survey of Organic Farmers

National Survey of Organic Farmers

Press release from the Organic Farming Research Foundation: Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) Kicks Off 2015 National Survey of Organic …

Cover photo for Meet the Tomato Bug!

Meet the Tomato Bug!

I got a call from a Chatham County greenhouse tomato grower recently about an insect flying around that they had …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Figure 146, 147, 148, 149, 150. Body styles of various thrips.

Thrips Found on Flowers and Foliage

This factsheet, part of Insect and Related Pests of Flowers and Foliage Plants, discusses identifying …

15 hours ago
Powdery mildew of soybean

Soybean Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is a common foliar disease caused by a fungus. The causal agent of …

Phytophthora shoot blight on annual vinca

Phytophthora Blight and Root Rot on Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials

Identification and management of Phytophthora in annuals and herbaceous perennials in greenhouses and in the …

Early blight symptoms on tomato

Early Blight of Tomato

This factsheet describes early blight of tomato, including identification, transmission and disease management, and control.

Septoria leaf spot on tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

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

Figure 1. European hornet stripping bark off a branch.

European Hornets

This Entomology Insect Note discusses the behavior and control of European hornets.

Photo of roots of plants that are blackened and brittle.

Cylindrocladium Black Rot of Peanut

This factsheet offers information on the signs, symptoms, and control of cylindrocladium black rot in …

1 week ago
Peanut plants with severe defoliation

Peanut Leaf Spots

Early leaf spot and late leaf spot are the most common and important peanut diseases …

2 weeks ago