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Soil Testing for Lawns and Garden

Although longer than normal sample turnaround times may be expected, we are now accepting all routine client samples (soil, …

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Landscape Conference

23rd Annual Eastern North Carolina Landscape Conference Monday, February 1st through Thursday, February 4th Online Event REGISTER HERE This may be our 23rd year holding …

Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

False oleander scales. Photo: SD Frank

Monitor False Oleander Scales

False oleander scale, Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli, is a tropical and subtropical pest originally from China. False oleander scale is common throughout …

Imported will leaf beetle on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

Imported willow leaf beetle (Plagiodera versicolor) are common on willows in landscapes and natural areas. Most of year adults and …

Crape myrtle aphids. Photo: SD Frank

Crape Myrtle Aphids

Crape myrtles are among the most commonly planted trees in the Southeast. The two main pests are crape myrtle …

Twospotted spider mites and webbing on a butterfly bush leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Scout for Twospotted Spider Mites

Twospotted spider mites are probably the most common spider mite species to damage ornamental plants, fruits, vegetables, and others. Twospotted …

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Orchard management guide for apples, with information on insect, disease, weed, and mammal control, plus …

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This table presents information on preemergence herbicides for herbaceous ornamentals.

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Controlling Bamboo in Landscape Plantings

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Root Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of root-inhibiting herbicide injuries.

Segment (sethoxydim)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Segment (sethoxydim).

Fusilade II (fluazifop-P-butyl)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Fusilade II (fluazifop-P-butyl).