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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.
A mystery began to nag at me. Some trees in the hottest areas within cities were covered in insect pests and still looked vigorous, while other trees with the same pest densities withered.
White peach scale (Pseudaulacaspis pentagona) is an armored scale common on many landscape plants and fruit trees. It has a wide host range including over a hundred plant genera such as Buddleia, Camellia, Clematis, Cornus, [...]
Barberry is very attractive to bees and is blooming early in Raleigh. Photo: SDF Spring in Raleigh is almost a month ahead of usual (is usual a thing anymore?). This means we've had [...]
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? [...]
The 2nd Edition of “Insect and Mite Pests of Floriculture Crops: Identification Guide” by Matt Bertone, Steven Frank, and Bryan Whipker is now available from iTunes. This guide is designed so growers, extension personnel, or [...]
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 [...]
For 40 years people have met in the mountains of North Carolina to talk about pests and pathogens of ornamental plants. It started as a few professors chatting about new pests problems by day and [...]