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A crisis emergency section 18 label has been approved for using Mertect (thiabendazole) for control of black rot (caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fimbriata) postharvest on sweetpotatoes in North Carolina. You can find MORE »– from Extension Plant Pathology
A MS student in my laboratory has reported that egg lay has been extremely heavy over the past week. Because of the warm weather, Hessian flies in wheat planted during October have already MORE »– from Entomology
Greetings everyone! My name is Sara Villani and I am your new apple and ornamental pathologist at North Carolina State University. However, so far my titles have ranged from “The New Turner Sutton” MORE »– from Extension Plant Pathology
Chances are you’ve already made the decision about whether to include an insecticidal seed treatment. Now it’s important to know what you can expect out of it. This article will cover insecticidal seed MORE »– from Entomology
As areas across the state begin to dry out, we can expect to see mosquito populations begin to rise over the next two weeks. In most residential areas, our major problem will be with MORE »– from Entomology
Fall is the time of year when hay/straw bales are used extensively for decorations at fairs and retail stores, hay rides and for covering areas that have been seeded to establish lawns for next MORE »– from Entomology
We observed both a decrease in flea beetle populations and an increase in predators this week at our remaining on farm site. Only two plants had signs of aphids, but neither had large MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information