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.
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.
Frass tooth-pick from adult ambrosia beetles boring into trees. Photo: SD Frank With several days of warm weather be on the look out for ambrosia beetles in your nursery. You are trapping right? [...]
Frank Hale and Andrew Loyd in costume (not mandatory btw) during the Wednesday night social. Photo: Suzanne Wainwright-Evans. Now over 40 years old, the Ornamental Workshop convened for three beautiful days in late [...]
Ambrosia beetles are among the most damaging pests of nursery. The main culprits are granulate ambrosia beetle (Xylosandrus crassiusculus) and the black stem borer (X. germanus). We have worked on ambrosia beetles for several years [...]
This is a guest post by our PhD student Larry Long. Flagging of apical shoot and frass expelled from larvae developing inside the stem and beneath the lateral leaves. Photo Credit: Larry Long, NCSU [...]
This is a fantastic symposium that has grown each year. It provides high-level information on IPM from national experts in biological control, pest ID, scouting and monitoring, disease management, pesticide use, and other topics. See [...]
Frass tubes made by granulate ambrosia beetle. Photo by Laura Lazarus, North Carolina Division of Forest Resources, Bugwood.org Check out our new paper published this month in PLOS ONE on two exotic Xylosandrus ambrosia [...]
Old Insect Note Maybe you have already found the relatively new Extension Resource Catalog. This is a huge effort by Extension to modernize fact sheets and other information resources. Instead of every department, or [...]
Things are heating up and the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, thrives in hot dry weather. I have found many spider mites in the landscape on roses and many other plants. My butterfly bushes (Buddleja), [...]