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Ambrosia Beetle Update

We’ve had a lot of damage from ambrosia beetles this year. If you have had problems with this pest before OR if you have newly planted trees, it is likely a good idea to continue spraying the trunks of young (1-3 yr old) trees with a pyrethroid like Bifenthrin. Due to…
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Pecan Disease Spray Guide

Scab disease development requires the host and pathogen to be present and the conditions to be suitable for the pathogen to grow. The conditions required for scab development is a temperature range of 59-95 degrees F (optimal temp is 59-77) in the presence of moisture for at least 12 hrs….
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NC State Extension Tobacco Webinars

December Tobacco Extension Webinar Series Join us for weekly webinars focused on current issues during themonth of December. Registration is required for each event. December 3rd: Tobacco Situation & Outlook – Dr. Blake BrownHosted by Cooperative Extension in Johnston & Wilson CountiesRegistration Link: https://go.ncsu.edu/tobacco_situation_outlook December 10th: Fertilizer Selection in 2022…
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June 2021 Cotton Newsletter

Articles in this month’s issue include: 1. June Mid-Season Cotton Irrigation Update (David Hall and Wes Porter) 2. June Nematode and Disease Update (Bob Kemerait) 3. Spray Considerations (Simer Virk, Eric Prostko, and Wes Porter) 4. June expected to be wetter than normal; tropics quiet so far (Pam Knox) 5….
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June Peanut Newsletter

Entomology By Mark Abney, The dry conditions in May could set peanut fields up for pest problems in June and beyond if rainfall continues to be scarce. Lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) is the most common and severe dry weather pest of peanut. Scouting and timely decision making are the keys…
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Snails on Pecan Trees

I started getting more calls and questions regarding snails on pecan trees. We had this issue last year as well. Rather than “reinventing the wheel”, below is an article written in 2020 by Angel Acebes-Doria (UGA) in consultation with Dr. Lenny Wells (UGA), Dr. Will Hudson (UGA), Dr. Ted Cottrell (USDA), and Dr. Capinera (UF) that gives some good information…
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