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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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tomatofieldday2009

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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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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Pesticide application

New Ag Chem Manual
Released

The 2014 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual has been posted online by NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It can be found at 2014 Ag Chem Manual.

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BMSB

Got stink bugs?

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

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NEWS View All

Jack Frost Does Not Work Alone

Dead canes of a flower carpet roseAs March was going out like a lamb, a nursery submitted four container-grown shrubs to the PDIC: three rose cultivars and a lilac. Very young shoots …

– from the   PDIC blog

Rust Mites!!!!

I really wouldn't have thought this would be a bad year for rust mites. After all, everyone was hoping that with such a hard winter, there would be fewer pests.Looks like we were …

– from the   Fraser Fir IPM blog
Pest Alert

Pest Alert: Soybean Rust Update

Date: October 10, 2013 From: Jim Dunphy, Extension Soybean Specialist, and Steve Koenning, Extension Plant Pathologist Soybean rust was identified on a soybean sample submitted by Mac Malloy on a sample sent from MORE »

Pest Alert

Pest Alert: Frogeye Leaf Spot Resistance Alert

Date: October 8, 2013 From: Steve Koenning, Extension Plant Pathologist, and Jim Dunphy, Extension Soybean Specialist Resistance of the frogeye leaf spot fungus (Cercospora sojina) on soybean to strobilurin type fungicides has now MORE »

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National Conference on Urban EntomologySun May 18 - Wed May 21, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Embassy Suites Riverwalk-Downtown, San Antonio, TX
— 4 weeks away
Sandhills Research Station Turfgrass Field DayWed May 21, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM— 1 month away
JC Raulston Arboretum Color Plant Trials Field Day and Southern Garden TourFri Jun 20 - Fri Jun 20, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC, United States
— 2 months away
Entomological Society of American's 62nd Annual MeetingSun Nov 16 - Wed Nov 19, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Portland, OR
— 7 months away
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
— 11 months away
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