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Green June Beetle Alert

These beetles are hard to miss! Green June beetles are not only easy to spot due to their size and bright green and gold coloration...

Japanese Beetles are here!

In between rain showers the last two weeks, Japanese beetles have been spotted flying, mating and consuming plant tissue around North Carolina. Japanese beetles are...

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...