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Introducing Pest
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A Pest Alert is a pest news article that requires immediate attention. A pest alert is sent out the same day it is written and posted by an North Carolina Cooperative Extension Specialist. Be informed - sign up for alerts HERE by entering your email address in the box under Receive Daily Pest Alerts. You will receive a confirmation email in your inbox.  

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Pest Alert

Introducing Pest
Alerts

A Pest Alert is a pest news article that requires immediate attention. A pest alert is sent out the same day it is written and posted by an North Carolina Cooperative Extension Specialist. Be informed - sign up for alerts HERE by entering your email address in the box under Receive Daily Pest Alerts. You will receive a confirmation email in your inbox.  

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News

It's spring and those pests are back. Sign-up to receive the North Carolina Pest News and every Friday you will be emailed the most current news. To subscribe click here, type in your email address into the box under Pest News and then hit subscribe. You will receive a verification email in your inbox.

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Peach growers...the
2015 management guide is available

Up-to-date information on insect, disease and weed management can be found in the 2015 North Carolina Peach and Nectarine Disease and Pest Management Guide. For additional information on growing peaches visit the NC Cooperative Extension Peach Portal.

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New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool Available Online

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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Emerald Ash Borer Reported in Wayne County

The emerald ash borer has been found in Wayne County. Other counties in North Carolina where EAB has been reported include Granville, Person, Vance and Warren. Link to the NCDA announcement: http://www.ncagr.gov/paffairs/release/2015/3-15WayneEAB.htm Emerald MORE »

Palmer Amaranth Control in Soybeans

Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth is wide-spread across the Coastal Plain and is showing up alarmingly fast in the Piedmont. Not all Palmer amaranth in North Carolina is glyphosate-resistant. However, growers are encouraged to assume MORE »

Spring 2015 Scouting in NC Christmas Trees

2015 Scouting Project & Early Pest Observations Brad Edwards looking for twig aphid eggs Because of the issues that people had in 2014 with twig aphids (BTA), and the continued issues with elongate MORE »

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