Pests destroy gardens, forests and farms, infest homes and businesses and spread devastating diseases. North Carolina Cooperative Extension integrated pest management programs help homeowners, commercial pesticide applicators and others prevent and control pest damage in ways that are economical, environmentally sound and safe for human health.
Organic tobacco acreage has increased throughout the southeast for 2015, and along with this increase has come more questions about insect management. To help answer these questions, our lab will be conducting several MORE »– from Entomology
How many insects are there? Our established threshold is one larva or egg per four tillers, with more larvae than eggs present to justify a spray. Note that scouting should be done away MORE »– from Entomology
A recent post from Barclay Poling at the NC State Strawberry Growers Information Portal highlighted several grower questions about misshaped strawberries. I’ve addressed this question in the past, but it bears repeating: In MORE »– from Entomology
This week the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic at NCSU received a container rose with both downy mildew Botrytis blight. Both are favored by cool, moist conditions, and both can cause extensive damage MORE »– from Extension Plant Pathology
2015 strawberry clipper weevil monitoring has been underway at eight commercial strawberry farms for two weeks, and on Thursday, March 26th, the first beetles were captured at two of the locations. No damage was MORE »– from Entomology
Did you know that you can find information on field corn, small grain, tobacco and wheat entomology here at the Entomology Portal? Simply hover your mouse above field crops to open up the MORE »– from Entomology
Recent research from North Carolina has suggested that there are times where tank mixing an insecticide with your nitrogen can be cheaper than using scouting and thresholds for cereal leaf beetle. The biggest MORE »– from Entomology