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Hundreds of midges resting on the window of a home

Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

Cover photo for Soil Testing for Lawn and Gardens

Soil Testing for Lawn and Gardens

From April – November, Have Your Soil Tested At No Charge. Healthy soil is the foundation of successful gardening. The …

WNC AgOptions Grant Writing Workshop

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center is offering a grant-writing workshop for farmers interested in applying for a WNC AgOptions …

Larvae of the larger elm leaf beetle. Photo: Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org

Larger Elm Leaf Beetle

Elms have lots of pests. This week I have had several reports of larger elm leaf beetles, Monocesta coryli, …

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Ginseng Production Guide for North Carolina

This publication discusses the best techniques for growing quality ginseng. It includes descriptions and stages …

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Figure 1. Two sweet basil leaf types produced out Of the same pa

North Carolina Basil Production Guide

This publication specifically discusses fresh-market basil, examining the selection, production, harvesting and marketing of the …

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Basil

Basil is a popular herb known for its flavorful foliage. The fresh or dried leaves …

Fusilade II (fluazifop-P-butyl)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Fusilade II (fluazifop-P-butyl).

Zoysiagrass Mites

Zoysiagrass mites (Aceria (Eriophyes) zoysiae) are tiny, elongated (worm-like), white arachnids that are occasional pests …

5/23/19TurfFiles
Knockout rose chlorosis caused by imazapyr spray drift.

Acetolactate Synthase (ALS) Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of an ALS inhibitor herbicide injury.

Figure 1. Ground pearl cysts and adult

Ground Pearls in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of ground pearls and addresses how to control them as …

5/23/19TurfFiles

Ronstar (oxadiazon)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of the herbicide Ronstar (oxadiazon).