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Eastern tent caterpillar feeding on a cherry leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Eastern tent caterpillars are common native insects that create silk webs or ‘tents’ in the branch crotches of some …

Slugs and Their Management

Slugs are simply snails (mollusks) without shells. They live in and on the ground and have big appetites for …

Mosquito Control Around the Home

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities. They may transmit disease organisms to …

Pesticide Disposal Day

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Macon County, will hold a pesticide disposal/collection day in cooperation with the N.C. Department of …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Powdery mildew of soybean

Soybean Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is a common foliar disease caused by a fungus. The causal agent of …

Phytophthora shoot blight on annual vinca

Phytophthora Blight and Root Rot on Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials

Identification and management of Phytophthora in annuals and herbaceous perennials in greenhouses and in the …

Early blight symptoms on tomato

Early Blight of Tomato

This factsheet describes early blight of tomato, including identification, transmission and disease management, and control.

Septoria leaf spot on tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

Figure 1. European hornet stripping bark off a branch.

European Hornets

This Entomology Insect Note discusses the behavior and control of European hornets.

Photo of roots of plants that are blackened and brittle.

Cylindrocladium Black Rot of Peanut

This factsheet offers information on the signs, symptoms, and control of cylindrocladium black rot in …

5 days ago
Peanut plants with severe defoliation

Peanut Leaf Spots

Early leaf spot and late leaf spot are the most common and important peanut diseases …

2 weeks ago

Greenhouse Weed Control

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