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? [...]
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 [...]
Frass toothpicks and sawdust collected in the crotch of a crape myrtle tree. Photo: SD Frank Granulate ambrosia beetles are primary pests of nurseries in spring. However, it seems like every year folks [...]
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 [...]
The granulate ambrosia beetle, Xylosandrus crassiusculus, is the primary ambrosia beetle pest of nurseries in the Southeast. Today we found a similar ambrosia beetle species - the first of the season - in our traps [...]
Scopes-eye view of camphore shot borer fresh from a trap mixed in with granulate and other ambrosia beetle species. Photo: Andrew Ernst, NCSU. Nursery growers have been struggling with ambrosia beetles for decades. [...]
NCSU Pest News was the original pest blog! This week information on ambrosia beetles, cankerworms, tent caterpillars….. Other crops are included too if you're into that.
Frass tooth-pick from adult ambrosia beetles boring into trees. Photo: SD Frank After a cool spring I was beginning to think the ambrosia beetles would never come out. Although we have found a few [...]
I thought we were done with ambrosia beetle season. Last week we had no beetles in our traps and no attacks on our sentinel flood-stressed trees. Since it was cool and rainy all week we [...]
Check out our new article on ambrosia beetle biology and management in American Nurseryman. You can see other recent industry articles on cankerworms, greenhouses, and other topics on the industry publication page.