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Commercial Luffa Sponge Gourd Production

Luffa sponge products are readily available in the cosmetic and bath section of department stores, …

Although different colors, these are all corn earworms.

Corn Earworm in Strawberries

This publication covers the corn earworm in strawberries and its impact in North Carolina.

4 days ago
Flumioxazin spray drift on knockout rose one week after treatmen

Protoporphyrinogen Oxidase (PPO) Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a protoporphyrinogen oxidase inhibitor herbicide injury.

Western flower thrips

Flower Thrips in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of thrips in strawberries.

5 days ago
Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

5 days ago
adult spotted wing drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of spotted wing drosophila in strawberries.

5 days agoStrawberry Insects
Figure 1. Yellow nutsedge in sweetpotato.

Management of Yellow Nutsedge in Sweetpotato

This publication discusses the impacts of yellow nutsedge on sweetpotato crops and includes information on …

6 days ago
Knockout rose tender young foliage is damaged

Cellulose Inhibitors, Indaziflam, and Isoxaben

This factsheet describes the symptoms of cellulose-inhibiting herbicide injuries.