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Extension Connections Newsletter

Hot off the press . . . Winter 2019 Extension Connections Newsletter – see link below. Winter 2019 Extension …

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2019 Ten Plant Tour Series

Due to popular demand the 10 Plant Tour Series is back! Ever wonder what will thrive best and where? Here is …

Larvae of the larger elm leaf beetle. Photo: Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org

Larger Elm Leaf Beetle

Elms have lots of pests. This week I have had several reports of larger elm leaf beetles, Monocesta coryli, …

Beech blight aphids (Grylloprociphilus imbricator) on a beech twig. Photo:SD Frank

Beech Blight Aphids

You might notice twigs on beech trees covered in a woolly sleeve. Get closer and it will begin to …

Oak lace bug adults, nymphs, and eggs on the underside of an oak leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Oak Lace Bug Damage

Oak lace bugs (Corythucha arcuata), like other lace bugs, cause stippling on leaves. Oak lace bugs, of course, feed …

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2018 Summer Extension Connections Newsletter

2018 Summer Edition of Extension Connections In This Issue Research and Extension Works Shaping Our Future Leaders Summer Livestock Updates Tobacco Tour 2018 Wet Weather Fallout 2018 …

Fall webworm nest. Photo: SD Frank

Fall Webworms

Fall webworms, one of our native insect pests, are a perennial nuisance and in some cases a destructive pest. …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Weed Management in Lettuce

Weed competition in lettuce reduces both yield and head quality. This cool-season crop faces competition …

Weed Management in Onions

Most commercial onions produced in North Carolina are seeded in the fall and harvested in …

Weed Management in Collards, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Greens

Cool-season leafy greens face a different weed spectrum than warm-season crops. The presence of weeds …

Weed Management in Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower

Keeping weeds out early in the season is very important for cole crops that are …

Weed Management in Okra

Being related to cotton, okra can be a poor competitor with weeds, particularly early in …

Composting: A Guide to Managing Organic Yard Wastes

This eight-page publication explains how you can build and maintain a compost pile to manage …

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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 …

Bacterial leaf spot on geranium

Bacterial Leaf Spot on Greenhouse Ornamentals

This factsheet covers management of bacterial spot on ornamentals.