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Japanese Beetle Flight on the Rise

We observed significant increases of Japanese beetle adults at half of our tracking sites (Bertie, Edgecombe, Wake, Lee, Montgomery, and Henderson counties) this week. This...

Early Fall Armyworms!

Starting to see fall armyworm moths along the east coast and in little pockets throughout the state. This is earlier than usual but we have...

Japanese Beetle Alert

It’s official, Japanese beetle adults are active in North Carolina. We have been tracking these insects for about three weeks through our Insect Pest Tracking...

NEW: Turfgrass Insect Pest Tracking Maps

Starting Summer 2022, we are operating a network of collaborators across the state to help monitor for key turfgrass insect pests. This year, we will...

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...