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Have You Seen Tropical Spiderwort?

Tropical spiderwort (Commelina benghalensis), a noxious weed, has been found in several landscape beds in Raleigh. See a fact …

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Have You Seen Thickhead in Your Garden?

No, I’m not talking about your brother-in-law. Thickhead or redflower ragleaf (Crassocephalum crepidioides) is an introduced weed that I’m …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

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Bollworm Boom or Bust in 2021?

As we near early August, cotton growers should be shifting their focus from early-season insects to late-season pests that …

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