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Larvae of the larger elm leaf beetle. Photo: Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org

Larger Elm Leaf Beetle

Elms have lots of pests. This week I have had several reports of larger elm leaf beetles, Monocesta coryli, …

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High Tunnel Construction Field Day

If you are interested in high tunnels and would like more information and experience building these structures come join …

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Figure 5. Dusky birch sawfly caterpillar feeding on birch.

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This vegetable pathology factsheet describes the identification and treatment of tomato late blight.

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Precision Agriculture Technology: How to Become a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

This publication discusses flying unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, model aircraft) for commercial purposes. You'll learn …

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Although subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is in its infancy in North Carolina, it is becoming …

Figure 1. Indian wax scale crawlers under wax cover.

Soft Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes common aspects of biology and management of soft scale insects …

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Many landscape maintenance professionals have grown reliant on glyphosate for weed control. Landscape weed control …

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