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Pesticide Container Recycling

What is the Pesticide Container Recycling Program? The Pesticide Container Recycling program is available to all licensed pesticide applicators. In …

Composting Class

What Is Consumer Horticulture?

As the Horticulture Extension Agent for Union County, I am responsible for the area called Consumer Horticulture. So, what …

Red Flowers in Greenhouse

Caring for Holiday Plants

The tradition of taking plants as gifts to friends and family is part of the holiday season. With modest …

Pruning Trees

Pruning Young Trees

Did you know that winter is the best time to prune trees? Pruning creates fresh wounds on the tree …

Pink Flowers Bloomed

Fall Outings and Planting

Now that schools are in session and Labor Day is here, my thoughts turn to fall, even though our …

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Summer of Celebration

This month, UC Extension is thrilled to announce the completion and subsequent grand opening of The Special Events Center …

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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 …

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 …

fall leaves on grass lawn

Fall Excursions

Soon we will be experiencing the crisp cool, sunny days of fall with azure blue skies and leaves turning …

field of goldenrod upclose

Goldenrod, Harbinger of Fall

The bright yellow plumes of the Solidago species that wave gracefully along roadsides and in waste areas from July …

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 …

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Spotted Lanternfly

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Potato Aphid on Ornamental Plants

This factsheet describes potato aphids (Macrosiphum euphorbiae).

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Bandedwinged Whitefly on Ornamentals

This factsheet describes the bandedwinged whitefly (Trialeurodes abutiloneus).

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Walnut Scale Insect on Ornamentals

This factsheet describes walnut scales (Quadraspidiotus juglansregiae).

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Oystershell Scale Insect on Ornamental Plants

This factsheet describes oystershell scale insects (Lepidosaphes ulmi).

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Nantucket Pine Tip Moth

This factsheet describes Nantucket pine tip moths (Rhyacionia frustrana).

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Colletid Bees (Plasterer Bees, Cellophane Bees, and Polyester Bees)

This factsheet describes bees in the family Colletidae.

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This fact sheet compiles common arthropod pests of dogwood trees (Cornaceae) in North Carolina. It …

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