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Spider Mites 

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“BOLO” Canna

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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

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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 …

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Currituck County Pesticide Training

N.C. Cooperative Extension provides educational programs for people that need continuing education credits in pesticide education so that they …

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Biopesticides for Disease Management in Vegetable Crops

This publication provides information about what biopesticides are, how they control plant diseases, and how …

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Diseases of Ash Trees in North Carolina

This factsheet describes several diseases that impact the health of ash trees.

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Common Insect Pests of Ash in North Carolina

This factsheet provides descriptions of several pests of Ash trees in North Carolina. It describes …

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Figure 1. Tomato fruitworm.

Pests of Tomato

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification …

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Figure 1. Corn earworm.

Pests of Sweet Corn

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification …

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Figure 1. Southern armyworm.

Pests of Sweetpotato

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification …

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Figure 1. Blister beetles.

Pests of Potato

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification …

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Figure 1. Beet armyworm.

Pests of Peppers

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification …

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