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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 selecting NC Pest Alerts from the list, entering your email address at the bottom of the page. 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 selecting NC Pest Alerts from the list, entering your email address at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation email in your inbox.  

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It's summer 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, choose NC Pest News from the list, and type in your email address into the box at the bottom of the page. You will receive a verification email in your inbox. While subscribing you may also choose to receive other bits of news about other topics.

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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 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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Boxwood Blight Active Again

After a lull of several months, samples of suspected boxwood blight have been coming to the NCSU Plant Disease and Insect Clinic (PDIC) over the course of the last month. Just this week …

– from the   PDIC blog

Azalea caterpillars feeding

Just a short post here to announce the arrival of azalea caterpillars for this year. Azalea caterpillars, Datana major, are among our most attractive caterpillar species. The feed primarily on Rhododendron spp. but MORE » – from   Entomology

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Soybean Rust Update August 31, 2015 popular

Soybean Rust Update August 31, 2015 from Jim Dunphy, Extension Crop Science Specialist (Soybeans) Several confirmations of Asiatic Soybean Rust on soybeans came in over the weekend.  Since the finds mentioned in the August MORE »

Soybean Rust Update Aug 21, 2015 popular

Asiatic Soybean Rust was confirmed on soybeans in a sentinel plot in Jackson County, Florida, earlier today.  Earlier, rust had been confirmed on soybeans in Lincoln and Walthall counties, Mississippi.  The Jackson  County MORE »

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A good directory for any IPM toolbox popular

The IPM Practitioner’s 2015 Directory of Least-Toxic Pest Control Products is now available online. This Directory lists more than 2,000 products such as baits, traps, pheromones, microbials, biocontrol agents, least toxic pesticides and other materials needed MORE »

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Viewing NC Trap Data on Mobile Devices popular

Like many websites, the mobile version of the IPM Portal is a different from the desktop version. To view the graphs for the insect trap data on your mobile device, you will need MORE »

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