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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 …

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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

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

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Biology and Control of Non-Biting Aquatic Midges

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying aquatic midges and how to control them.

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Termites - Baiting Systems

This publication explains how termite baits work as an alternative to using conventional liquid treatments …

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Symptoms of wilt and root rot caused by Pythium sp.

Pythium Root and Crown Rot of Industrial Hemp

This factsheet discusses pythium root and crown rot in industrial hemp production.

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Fire Ants in Commercial Turfgrass, Home Lawns and Landscapes

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of fire ants and addresses how to control them as …

2 weeks agoTurfFiles
Figure 1. Full-grown bagworm in its protective camouflage.

Bagworms in Ornamental Landscapes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of bagworms, a common ornamental plant …

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4. Insects

This insects chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook will teach readers to identify insects, understand …

7/3/19
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Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

This publication will help you identify the several species of ticks found in North Carolina …