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Botrytis gray mold symptoms on ripe
strawberry

Photographer F.J. Louws

Introducing the
Strawberry Fruit Infection Risk Tool

To predict and forecast strawberry fruit infection risk by Colletotrichum acutatum (anthracnose fruit rot) and Botrytis cinerea (Botrytis fruit rot) in North Carolina, a weather based model has been developed for each pathogen. The Strawberry Fruit Infection Tool will help strawberry growers time fungicide sprays based on the weather. Visit the introduction page to learn more.

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Botrytis gray mold symptoms on ripe
strawberry

Photographer F.J. Louws

Introducing the
Strawberry Fruit Infection Risk Tool

To predict and forecast strawberry fruit infection risk by Colletotrichum acutatum (anthracnose fruit rot) and Botrytis cinerea (Botrytis fruit rot) in North Carolina, a weather based model has been developed for each pathogen. The Strawberry Fruit Infection Tool will help strawberry growers time fungicide sprays based on the weather. Visit the introduction page to learn more.

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News and Alerts

Sign-up to receive news and alerts about pests that affect NC crops. Topics are written by agricultural specialists from NC Cooperative Extension Service.  The NC Pest News is distributed by email once a week. Pest Alerts contain very time sensitive information and are delivered the same day as written. During the growing season their will be an abundance of news and fewer articles will be published during the winter months. Click Here to subscribe to The NC Pest News and NC Pest Alerts. In addition you may wish to subscribe to other topics that are listed.

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honey bee on flower

Want to Protect
Pollinators in your Landscape?

Protecting and enhancing pollinators in urban landscapes for the US North Central Region” provides information for landscapers and gardeners who want to attract pollinators and protect them during pest management tactics or pesticide applications.

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honey bee on flower

New Program to
Protect Bee Hives is Rolled out

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has joined 13 other states in partnering with FieldWatch, an online mapping service to help prevent crop damage and bee deaths due to accidental/unintended pesticide drift. Producers of horticultural and organic crops can map their field location using the DriftWatch program. As a companion program, BeeCheck will allow hive owners to map the locations of beehives. Pesticide applicators can access both databases before treating a field to identify sensitive sites that are close to the spray areas. Read more about it on Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/fieldwatch

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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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Brown stink bug feeding above the crown of seedling corn. This will result in leaf holes, but probably not stunting, tillering, or plant death.

How to Avoid a Stink Bug Disaster in Corn popular

Stink bug pressure is already heavy this year.  A lot of seedling injury has been reported (see previous article).  This is caused from adults that overwintered from last year, either in soybean stubble, MORE » – from   Entomology

Roundup Ready 2 Extend Soybean Varieties popular

‘Roundup Ready 2 Extend’ (RR2X) soybean varieties are now becoming available on the market.  Farmers should be aware of some significant concerns about use of these varieties. As of May 2, 2016, these MORE »

Promalin for frost/freeze rescue

​The following Promalin information was sent from J.D. Obermiller with the NCSU Res. Ser. ​ Promalin for frost/freeze rescue. The rate is 1pint per 100 gallons.  100 – 150 gpa  sprayed within 24-48 MORE »

red knockout rose in full bloom, in a container nursery

Nursery IPM resources available

Plants are flowering, weeds are germinating and arthropod pests are emerging; all sure signs of spring at your nursery!  Developing a nursery pest management plan requires…… well, planning!  For nursery crop producers there MORE »

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