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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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peaches

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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Brown marmorated stinkbug

Got stink bugs?

Help track the spread of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). To log your BMSB sighting, visit Report BMSB. To learn more about BMSB, check out NC State's Entomology BMSB page - all about BMSB.

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NC Strawberries

Strawberry Fields
Forever

North Carolina is the nation’s No. 3 strawberry producer, but many of the state’s berries grow on small plots lacking the acreage to carry out sustainable growing practices like crop rotation. That, combined with constant concerns about soil pathogens and reliance on chemicals to rid plants of ubiquitous pests like spider mites, puts immense pressure on these farms’ long-term health. Can North Carolina withstand this pressure and keep its top-three status behind fruit and veggie behemoths California and Florida, the top two U.S. strawberry producers? Read more from the CALS newsroom about NC Strawberry production.

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IPM Resources Are
Just a Click Away

Timely information on integrated pest management for North Carolina crops/sites and pests is available from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and other sources.

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Rare leafhopper found in shipment in Delaware

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist confirmed Wednesday that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at Washington Dulles International Airport discovered a new pest in the Washington area when they intercepted, …

– from the   IPM in the South blog

Strawberry clipper weevils active!

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

More Winners

Muddy Creek Farm in Stanly County, and Mighty Tendril in Randolph County are the February prize winners. Your book is in the mail! Thank you to all survey participants. You next chance to win MORE »

Survey Prize Winners for January

Congratulations to Bees and Berries in Chatham County, and Icthus Ministries in Swain County. You are the January winners! Enjoy your book. The next drawing will be held February 2nd, 2015. Farmers and MORE »

Survey Prize Winners

Congratulations to Justus Orchard in Henderson County and Shady Pines Farm in Person County. You are the December prize winners! Thank you to all survey participants. Your next chance to win an agricultural MORE »

2015 Strawberry IPM Guide

The Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium (SRSFC) 2015 Strawberry IPM Guide is now available.  This annually updated guide contains information on insect, weed, and disease management. The SRSFC, housed at NC State University, is a collaboration between MORE »

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