Pests destroy gardens, forests and farms, infest homes and businesses and spread devastating diseases. North Carolina Cooperative Extension integrated pest management programs help homeowners, commercial pesticide applicators and others prevent and control pest damage in ways that are economical, environmentally sound and safe for human health.
Bacterial blight, caused by Xanthomonas hortorum pv. pelargonii, was confirmed on a geranium sample from a North Carolina greenhouse this week. For more information, please see the recent post on the NCSU Plant MORE »– from Extension Plant Pathology
Some parts of North Carolina are seeing an epidemic of Fusarium head blight (scab), which contaminates grain with a mycotoxin called vomitoxin. Based on the weather and risk forecast, we expect the greatest problems MORE »– from Extension Plant Pathology
An updated version of the pdf “Peanut Disease Photos” has been posted. Color images of 16 diseases and disorders commonly found on peanut in North Carolina, along with notes describing key signs and MORE »– from Extension Plant Pathology
Black rot of sweetpotato is caused by the seed and soil borne fungus Ceratocystis fimbriata. Root symptoms include large circular, brownish to black, dry rots (Fig. 1). Plant symptoms in the field include MORE »– from Extension Plant Pathology
This week the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic at NCSU received a container rose with both downy mildew Botrytis blight. Both are favored by cool, moist conditions, and both can cause extensive damage MORE »– from Extension Plant Pathology
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a pollinator conservation workshop and garden tour as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 AND Saturday May 16, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Junior Master Gardeners I know most of my readers have heard of Extension Master Gardeners, but I wonder how many have heard of Junior Master Gardeners? Junior Master Gardeners is a youth gardening MORE »