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Community Survey

So much has changed in 2020. North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Currituck County has worked diligently this year to …

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Spider Mites 

Identification Several species of warm and cool-season Spider mites call eastern North Carolina home. Spider mites are small, no bigger …

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The year 2020 has been full of disappointment for many. Most recently it was announced that even the North …

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“BOLO” Canna

Well, it is that time of year again. The pests have begun invading our gardens. Don’t worry, N.C. Cooperative …

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Operational Update

With the lifting of the stay at home order and initiation of Phase 2 COVID-19 restrictions in North Carolina, …

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Extension FAQs

What is that bug in my garden? Do I really have to use margarine in that recipe or is …

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What the Heck Is That?!?!

This time of year you can find these insects moving from wheat fields and woods’ edges to corn fields …

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What the Heck Is That?!?!

This time of year you can find these insects beginning to form nests on houses, barns, and sheds. These …

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What the Heck Is That?!?!

Popping up around Currituck County and other parts of North Carolina, this invasive pest can cause a real eyesore. …

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What the Heck Is That?!?!

Spring is upon us and plants are starting to green. If you look closely in wheat fields this time …

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What the Heck Is That?!?!

As spring is beginning and the dogwoods and redbuds start to bloom, this tiny insect can be seen flying …

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Currituck Crop News-February 2019

Soybean Production Meeting – Feb. 6 The Soybean Production Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6 from 8 to 10 …

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Currituck Crop News-January

Starting in January 2019, North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Currituck County will be publishing a monthly newsletter containing a …

Recent Publications related to Pest Management

Figure 2. Adult beetle of the azalea stem borer.

Azalea Stem Borer

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the azalea stem borer.

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Managing the Twolined Spittlebug in the Home Landscape

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twolined spittlebug, an insect …

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Lecanium Scale Insects

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and life cycle of lecanium scale, a tree …

Dorsal view of a greater peachtree borer female moth

Greater Peachtree Borer in the Landscape

This factsheet describes the biology of the greater peachtree borer, Synanthedon exitisoa, and provides residential …

Webbing by the juniper webworm.

Juniper Webworm

This factsheet describes the biology of the juniper webworm, Dichomeris marginella, and provides residential management …

Sooty molds grow in honeydew excreted by citrus whiteflies.

Citrus Whitefly

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the citrus whitefly, Dialeurodes citri, …

Granulate ambrosia beetle eggs are laid in groups.

Granulate (Asian) Ambrosia Beetle

This insect note describes the biology of the Granulate (Asian) Ambrosia Beetle, Xylosandrus crassiusculus, and …

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Western Flower Thrips

This Entomology Insect Note describes the western flower thrip, an insect pest of plants that …