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Fall Armyworms in 2021

Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Us It Was Going to Happen? Dr. Rick Brandenburg Similar to 2020, the year 2021 brought us a lot of surprises...

Fall Armyworm Q&A

This has been an exceptionally busy year for fall armyworms so far and reports of damage are more numerous and widespread than what we have...

Fall Armyworms Alert

Fall armyworms (FAW) are here and starting to cause significant damage in some parts of the state. FAW activity in NC generally ranges from late...

Ground Pearl Crawlers!

If you’re familiar with ground pearls, you may normally envision small, pearl-like cysts or slightly larger pink females (Fig. 1, 2) found in turfgrass attached...

Fire Ant Alert!

Although fire ants are active (and can forage!) in NC from February through November, they are especially prevalent when temperatures are warm and following periods...

Grub Indicators: Scoliid Wasps

Noticing large (>1/2 in), dark wasps hovering in and around the turf canopy the last few weeks (see video)? It’s likely that they are scoliid...