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Lichen on a tree branch. Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org

Good Advice?

One of the best things we can ever receive is good advice. Where does good advice come from? King …

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 …

Shade, Excess Moisture, and Herbicide can create a deadly combination for turf.

What's Wrong With My Lawn?

This has been the topic of the week this week heading into Memorial Day Weekend! I have had more …

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 …

Kudzu Bugs on Fig. - Michelle Haney NCSU

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

We have bugs all around us however, many we have never seen before and do not know if they …

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Greenhouse Weed Control

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