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Extension Helps Small Farmers

Small farms play a vital role in supporting the competitiveness and sustainability of the United States rural and farm …

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Growing With Technology

Over the years, agriculture has experienced a wide array of technology introduced to make the job of growing and …

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Cattle Fly Control

Spring is here! We are finally starting to see some warm weather, sunshine, and green pastures. Spring and summer …

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Preparing for the Storm

Disasters happen anytime and anywhere. Is your family prepared to cope with an emergency? Could you evacuate quickly? You …

Pesticide containers in trash bin

Cleaning Out Old Pesticides

Hopefully, the potential for winter weather to return has diminished, giving way to the buds and blooms of spring’s …

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Are You Ready for the Second Half?

Hopefully, some of you reading this may recall a previous article I wrote briefing you on recent Environmental Protection …

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Winter Worries Abated

I remember as a child how my grandmother would start getting anxious about Christmas as soon as Halloween came. …

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Aquatic Weeds

Plants are needed in aquatic habitats to help provide oxygen to other aquatic species, but they can grow so …

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Who Is Extension?

I am often asked in the community, “what do you do?” or “who do you work for?” When I …

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Sheep and Goat Parasite Control

With the onset of spring weather, producers should be thinking about worm populations and control methods in their sheep …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Figure 1. White patches of male tea scales.

Tea Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of tea scale, an insect pest …

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Springtails

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of springtails, an insect pest of …

Pillbugs and sowbugs

Pillbugs and Sowbugs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of pillbugs and sowbugs, insect pests …

Figure 1. Adults and eggs of the southern red mite.

Southern Red Mite and Spruce Spider Mite

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the southern red mite and …

Figure 1. Sooty mold.

Sooty Molds

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of sooty molds, fungi that grow …

spotted garden slug

Slugs & Snails on Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of slugs and snails, insect pests …

Figure 1. Silverleaf whitefly.

Silverleaf Whitefly

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the silverleaf whitefly, an insect …

Ornamental Cherry Pest Management Calendar

Ornamental Cherry Pest Management Calendar

This Entomology Insect Note includes a pest management calendar for ornamental cherry in North Carolina …