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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 …

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No Seeds, No Problem

No Seeds, No Problem: Growing Vegetables From Scraps Some people like gardening because it is peaceful. Others enjoy harvesting their own …

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 …

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2020 Census - Make Nash Count!

Do Your Part to Make Nash Count! Learn more at 2020 Census. Click here to learn how easy and quick it …

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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Online Horticulture Camp

FREE and ONLINE NC State University Horticulture Camp High-School Aged Youth Love wandering around gardens? Marveling over plants in the nursery? Eating blistered shishito …

Eastern tent caterpillar feeding on a cherry leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Eastern tent caterpillars are common native insects that create silk webs or ‘tents’ in the branch crotches of some …

Boxwood leafminer adult. Photo: SD Frank

Boxwood Leafminers Active

Amanda Taylor, Area Specialized Agent – Nursery and Greenhouse alerted us that Boxwood leafminer adults are active in the …

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Red Thread in Turf

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Pythium Blight in Turf

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Gray Leaf Spot in Turf

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Summer Patch in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of summer patch.

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Fairy Ring in Turf

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This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of rust.

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Figure 1. White patches of male tea scales.

Tea Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of tea scale, an insect pest …