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Dahlias 2019's Bulb of the Year!

The National Garden Bureau, the non-profit organization promoting gardening in North America on behalf of the horticulture industry and its …

Ground Bees

Excerpt from Dr. Steve Frank ground bees article This time of year many people notice small dirt mounds in their …

Growing Great Tomatoes

With the last days of frost around the corner many people are getting ready to plant summer gardens and …

Evergreen Clematis

Clematis or Clematis – how do you pronounce it? Either way is fine and usually, most gardeners know what …

ground bees

Ground Nesting Bees

Around this time each year, we begin to receive questions at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Union County office …

Tent Caterpillar

Phenology & Eastern Tent Caterpillar

Have you ever heard of the term “phenology”? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines phenology as a branch of science dealing …

flowering shrub

Pruning Flowering Shrubs

You may have heard it said that pruning is both an art and a science. The science part relates …

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Controlling Mite Pests in Earthworm Beds

This publication discusses keeping mite pests at bay in worm beds for vermicomposting.

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Figure 1. Gall on white oak.

Galls on Oaks

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of gall wasps, a cause of …

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Entomolphthora fungus causes seedcorn maggot flies

Fungus-Infected Seedcorn Maggot Flies

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of fungus-infected seedcorn maggot flies, an …

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flower thrips

Flower Thrips

This Entomology Insect Note describes flower thrips, insect pests of grasses and flowering plants.

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Phaelenopsis mites

False Spider Mites

This Entomology Insect Note describes false spider mites, insect pests ornamental, fruit and vegetable crops.

Euonymus scale females have oystershell-shaped armor.

Euonymus Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of euonymus scale, insect pests of …

Darkwinged fungus gnat

Darkwinged Fungus Gnats

This Entomology Insect Note describes darkwinged fungus gnats, an insect pest of some field crops, …

Cypress weevil

Cypress Weevil

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cypress weevil, an insect …