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photo of foliage, thick stems rooting at the nodes with subteranean flowers photo credit: J C Neal

Have You Seen Tropical Spiderwort?

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

close up of flower heads with salmon-red color

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 …

Cover photo for Wasps at Porch Lights

Wasps at Porch Lights

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

Calico scales on dogwood.

Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

Budded T-Graft in Tree

Can You Save Our Tree?

“If you have a fruit tree that has been in the family for a long time, don’t fret, there …

Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

False oleander scales. Photo: SD Frank

Monitor False Oleander Scales

False oleander scale, Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli, is a tropical and subtropical pest originally from China. False oleander scale is common throughout …

Imported will leaf beetle on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

Imported willow leaf beetle (Plagiodera versicolor) are common on willows in landscapes and natural areas. Most of year adults and …

Crape myrtle aphids. Photo: SD Frank

Crape Myrtle Aphids

Crape myrtles are among the most commonly planted trees in the Southeast. The two main pests are crape myrtle …

Twospotted spider mites and webbing on a butterfly bush leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Scout for Twospotted Spider Mites

Twospotted spider mites are probably the most common spider mite species to damage ornamental plants, fruits, vegetables, and others. Twospotted …

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This publication discusses a number of options that are available to the greenhouse manager for …

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This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of the herbicide, glyphosate.

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Are There Alternatives to Glyphosate for Weed Control in Landscapes?

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Diseases of Cool-Season Turfgrasses

This guide is designed to help identify the most troublesome diseases associated with cool-season turfgrasses. …

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Pythium Root Rot in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pythium root rot.

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Pythium Blight in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pythium blight.

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