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David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

Help the honey bees!
Create a forage habitat with the U.S. Bee Buffer Project

Interested in the project? Visit U.S. Bee Buffers website for the details. If you know other farmers, ranchers, land managers and land owners across North Carolina who may be interested, please share the project news with them. honey bee - Apis melliferaDennis Riggs, Denrig, Inc., Bugwood.org[/caption]

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honey bee - Apis mellifera
David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

Help the honey bees!
Create a forage habitat with the U.S. Bee Buffer Project

Interested in the project? Visit U.S. Bee Buffers website for the details. If you know other farmers, ranchers, land managers and land owners across North Carolina who may be interested, please share the project news with them. honey bee - Apis melliferaDennis Riggs, Denrig, Inc., Bugwood.org[/caption]

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Farmers - NCCES wants
to provide resources to address your pest management needs.

Fill out a survey to help us help you. Click here to start...the survey will take just 10 to 15 minutes. Responses will remain anonymous. We value and appreciate your input.

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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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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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Biology and Control
of Aquatic Plants new edition available

Biology and Control of Aquatic Plants is a comprehensive guide on best management practices. Hardcopies of the third edition (2014) can be ordered or downloaded here.

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2014 NC Sweetpotato Field Day

On September 18th growers, packers, researchers, extension agents, and industry representatives all came together to observe and learn about the latest advancements in sweetpotato research here in North Carolina.  The annual event took place MORE » – from   Extension Plant Pathology

Treating Loopers in Soybeans

Looper numbers have really picked up this week in soybeans.  Loopers are migratory pests that sometimes show up late season and eat leaves, but not pods or seeds.  Remember that the threshold for MORE » – from   Soybeans

Bee Biodiversity Boosts Blueberry Crop Yields

Research from North Carolina State University shows that blueberries produce more seeds and larger berries if they are visited by more diverse bee species, allowing farmers to harvest significantly more pounds of fruit MORE »

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8th International Integrated Pest Management SymposiumMon Mar 23 - Thu Mar 26, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT
— 6 months away
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