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Get Ready for Fire Ants

You know which turf insect responds fastest to four days of constant rain followed by 80 degree weather? Fire ants. You may have noticed the...

ABW damage in western NC

May is usually our craziest time for ABW activity, both in terms of adults and larval damage. This year, despite the crazy weather fluctuations, will...

Annual Bluegrass Weevils are back!

Although a few sites saw Annual Bluegrass Weevil (ABW) adults in soap flushes in late February (so early!) this year, activity has been very quiet...

Mole Cricket Alert

  Recognize these guys? Over the past several years, mole crickets have become a serious turf pest in the eastern and southern parts of the...

Crane Fly Alert

Recognize these giant flying insects around your porch lights at night? Although commonly mistaken for mosquitoes, they are crane flies and although the larvae can...

Warm Spring 2020 Notes by Dr. Brandenburg

This spring has been a warm one and the NPN Visualization Tool (below) shows just how warm. If forecasts are accurate, we will be 25...