Does it have to be one or the other? Conservation or pest management? People or birds? I don’t think so, and a new paper from our lab in PeerJ supports this perspective.
False oleander scale feeds on the leaves of hundreds of plant species. In areas where it is abundant, it's a major pest of ornamental plants in nurseries and landscapes.
Boxwoods have so many pests it’s a wonder we continue to grow them. Boxwoods are special though so we work to protect them from each new threat. That work will get harder if box tree moth gets established in North America.
Fall webworm nests are everywhere right now. Everything that makes a webbed nest is variously referred to as webworms, tentworms, and bagworms but these are not the same.
Like we observed in Raleigh, we found that impervious surface was a robust predictor of tree condition, and that one set of thresholds could be used for red maples across the Southeast.
Hot summer days are tough on plants. It’s even worse when things are dry. This is when spider mites attack.
As resistant American elms are making a comeback on US streets, so are their pests.
Pollinators came to national attention due, in part, to concern that neonicotinoid insecticides may be harmful to them. This spring, concern for monarchs and concern about neonicotinoids have collided.
A team of University and Extension personnel from around the Southeast has created the 2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings.
Eastern tent caterpillars in the second week of March 2017. Photo: SDF Last week I went looking for small new nests in hopes I could find eastern tent caterpillars just as they hatched. [...]