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Winter Lawn Care

Over the past several weeks the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Pamlico County office has had numerous calls related to …

up close picture of a pecan tree with pecans that are not ready

Fall of the Pecans

A common question over the past few weeks involves premature drop of pecans. Typically, mature pecans fall from trees …

picture of alligator weed and its flowering part

Alligatorweed Control With Thrips

Article adapted from Dr. Diana Rashash, Area Specialized Agent, Water Quality at Alligatorweed Thrips for Alligatorweed Control. There is a new …

bagworms handing from branch

Bagworms in the Landscape

Bagworms, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis, are a very common pest of Leyland cypress, juniper, arborvitae and cedar throughout the eastern United …

picture of azalea lace bug

Lace Bug Control

Most homeowners are familiar with the Azalea lace bug, a tiny, clear winged insect that feeds by sucking on …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Alternaria linariae spores under 20x light magnification.

Collar Rot and Alternaria Stem Canker of Tomato

This vegetable disease factsheet discusses collar rot and Alternaria stem canker of tomato, which are …

Field-grown tomato plant affected by southern blight

Southern Blight of Tomato and Pepper

This vegetable disease factsheet discusses Southern blight, a soil-borne fungus that attacks tomato and pepper, …

The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

Phosphorus Deficiency

Tobacco - Phosphorus (P) Deficiency

Phosphorus (P) deficiency in tobacco begins as a noticeable stunting when compared to a plant …

Nitrogen deficiency

Tobacco - Nitrogen (N) Deficiency

By far, nitrogen (N) is the most widely applied nutrient for plant growth. It …

Boron toxicity

Tobacco - Boron (B) Toxicity

Boron (B) is an essential element that frequently exhibits deficiency symptoms if it is in …

Sulfur deficiency

Tobacco - Sulfur (S) Deficiency

Sulfur (S) deficiency can easily be mistaken for nitrogen (N) deficiency in tobacco. The ability …

Potassium deficiency

Tobacco - Potassium (K) Deficiency

Potassium (K) is one of the three core macronutrients, and consequently, deficiency symptoms manifest relatively …