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Have You Seen Tropical Spiderwort?

Tropical spiderwort (Commelina benghalensis), a noxious weed, has been found in several landscape beds in Raleigh. See a fact …

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Have You Seen Thickhead in Your Garden?

No, I’m not talking about your brother-in-law. Thickhead or redflower ragleaf (Crassocephalum crepidioides) is an introduced weed that I’m …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Appendix C. Diagnostic Tables

This appendix from the Extension Gardener Handbook includes tables to help gardeners identify common problems …

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4. Insects

This insects chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook will teach readers to identify insects, understand …

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Appendix B. Pesticides and Pesticide Safety

This appendix from the Extension Gardener Handbook will help readers to understand the impact of …

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Pine Bark Beetles

This fact sheet discusses the three most common pine bark beetles in North Carolina and …

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A black beetle with two golden stripes down its back on a green leaf.

Twolined Chestnut Borer

This fact sheet covers the identification, biology, impacts, and management of the twolined chestnut borer.

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Ground Pearls in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of ground pearls and addresses how to control them as …

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A black caterpillar with orange stripes is perched on oak leaf

Common Insect Pests of Oak in North Carolina

This factsheet provides brief descriptions of common insect pests of oak (Quercus spp.) in North …

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European hornet stripping bark off a branch.

European Hornets

This Entomology Insect Note discusses the behavior and control of European hornets.