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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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Insect light trap
data now posted online

Light traps across NC are checked weekly during the summer and the trap data is now posted weekly on the Integrated Pest Management portal under the Insect Trap Data tab. Go directly to the page by clicking here.

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insect pollinator on flower

New Local Exhibit on
Native Bees

A special exhibit on North Carolina native bees runs from June 15th until October 3, 2015 at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill.  Tours, art workshops, scientific lectures, and poetry will showcase native bees and how we can help these important pollinators. Visit the NC Botanical Garden website to sign up for events.

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Famous Golf Course
employs IPM to reduce costs

The future of golf may lie in its past, where rolling fairways have brown edges that fade into varieties of native plants, not the water-sucking monotony of four-inch Bermuda rough. The native plants are generally less flashy, but easier to maintain in their natural habitat. Read more at http://www.ncsu.edu/features/2014/06/return-of-the-native/

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NO late blight on Tomatoes Reported YET in NC!

Normally growers get very nervous about late blight (Phytophthora infestans) on Tomato, especially in the mountains and especially by this time of the year. Below is the USABlight alert map as of July MORE »

It’s that West Nile time of year!

Before you walk out the door for work or play, remember to prepare for your extra summer companion, the mosquito. With the recent flooding in our area, we have to be extra cautious …

– from the   IPM in the South blog
Pest Alert

Soybean Rust Update

from Jim Dunphy, Extension Crop Science Specialist (Soybeans) Asiatic Soybean Rust has been confirmed on soybeans in Hidalgo County, Texas, and Gadsden, Florida so far this year.  The Texas rust is more than MORE »

Spider mite outbreaks popular

Originally posted on ecoIPM.org Things are heating up and the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, thrives in hot dry weather. I have found many spider mites in the landscape on roses and many MORE » – from   Entomology

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