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Imported will leaf beetle on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

Imported willow leaf beetle (Plagiodera versicolor) are common on willows in landscapes and natural areas. Most of year adults and …

Crape myrtle aphids. Photo: SD Frank

Crape Myrtle Aphids

Crape myrtles are among the most commonly planted trees in the Southeast. The two main pests are crape myrtle …

Get Ready for Fire Ants

You know which turf insect responds fastest to four days of constant rain followed by 80 degree weather? Fire …

Twospotted spider mites and webbing on a butterfly bush leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Scout for Twospotted Spider Mites

Twospotted spider mites are probably the most common spider mite species to damage ornamental plants, fruits, vegetables, and others. Twospotted …

Virtual Strawberry Field Day 2020

Strawberry circle of life. Check out the 2020 NCSU Strawberry Field Day Virtual Tour on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imoszzNnbbc#action=shareSince you could not …

ABW damage in western NC

May is usually our craziest time for ABW activity, both in terms of adults and larval damage. This year, …

Cover photo for Compost at Home Webinar - May 7th

Compost at Home Webinar - May 7th

Are you sheltering-in-place at home? Looking for a way to recycle your food scraps? Interested in producing your own …