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Lady Beetles in the Landscape

As temperatures begin to climb, so do the number of insects in our home landscapes. One of the most …

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Backyard Chickens

Keeping Garden Chickens in North Carolina Backyard Flocks and Eggs Chicken Breeds Chicken Behavior: Indicators of Illness Protect Your Backyard …

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Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus

Taken from an article written by Peg Godwin. Recent tomato samples submitted to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Pamlico County Center have …

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Distressed Warm-Season Grasses

This spring has not been overly kind to our warm-season grasses—centipedegrass, St. Augustinegrass, bermudagrass, zoysiagrass. The last couple of …

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Ants Springing Up

Now that spring has arrived, this may be your first opportunity of the year to take action against fire …

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This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of voles and addresses how to control them in turf.

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White Grubs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of white grubs and addresses how to control them as …

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Yellowjackets in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the yellowjacket and addresses how to control it as …

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Curly Dock

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Moss Control in Turf

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Henbit

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of henbit.

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Palm Leaf Skeletonizer

This factsheet describes the biology of the palm leaf skeletonizer, Homaledra sabalella, and provides recommendations …

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Spiders in and Around Homes

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying spiders and how to control them indoors.