North Carolina Ornamental Plants
Includes information on general production, worker activities, insects, mites, mollusks, diseases, and weeds that attack ornamentals and recommendations on their control. A time line for scouting for pests in greenhouses and nurseries is specified.
Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs
An online document that covers some important, common, and potential pests of shrubs in the Southeastern U.S. Keys to help identify the insects are included.
Ornamental and Turf Insect Notes – NCSU Department of Entomology
A website with links to numerous articles on insect pests and their control. The pests are listed alphabetically under the categories flowers, house plants, lawn/turf, shrubs and trees. Pest management calendars and information on greenhouse production is included.
Weed Management in Nursery Crops, Landscapes, and Christmas Trees. This portal provides information about weeds and weed management in ornamental plantings and production. Included are fact sheets on herbicides labeled for use around ornamentals including crop safety, efficacy, injury symptoms, economics and application. Links to IPM publications for nursery crops and landscape plantings are included.
North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual
The manual has ten main sections:
I. Pesticide use and safety information
II. Chemical application equipment
III. How to send specimens for disease, insect, and weed identification
IV. Fertilizer use
V. Insect control
VI. Insect and disease control of fruits
VII. Chemical weed control
VIII. Plant growth regulators
IX. Animal damage control
X. Disease control
Detailed information on controlling pests of field crops, forage crops, grains, fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, turf, landscape, nursery, livestock, poultry, home garden, communities, and industrial sites is included.
Horticulture Information Leaflets – Commercial Flower Production – N.C. Cooperative Extension
Articles on aster, chrysanthemum, geraniums, hydrangea, impatiens, pansy, sunflower production. Other subjects included are height control of greenhouse flowers, using plant growth regulators, managing micronutrients, and water considerations.
Online AG Publications – Department of Horticultural Science, NCSU
Detailed guides on a broad range of horticulture topics including Field Production of Nursery Stock, Grafting and Budding Nursery Crop Plants, Insect and Related Pests of Flowers and Foliage Plants, and Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs.