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COVID-19 Farmers Update 10/26/2020

COVID-19 Farmers Update 10/26/2020 Webinars and Workshops N.C. Cooperative Extension, ASAP, and Empowering Mtn Food Systems: High-Tunnel Production Webinar (free)! October 27, …

COVID-19 Farmers Update 10/13/2020

COVID-19 Farmers Update 10/13/2020 Financial Help USDA Important: USDA Opens COVID Relief Funding for Small Farms: Apply Now! USDA Expands Coronavirus Food Assistance …

COVID-19 Farming Update 9/25/2020

COVID-19 Farming Update 9/25/2020 Strawberries How to keep plug plants disease free: Measures before and after planting! (Penn State Extension) Webinars November 5, …

Farmers Update 9/13/2020

COVID-19 Update 9/13/2020 New This Week Conferences September 30, 2–2:30 p.m. RAFI USA Community Conversations: “How Can We Heal Money Wounds? Clergy Respond …

COVID-19 Update 9/3/2020

COVID-19 Update 9/3/2020 Strawberry pre-plant operations have started, transplanting is just around the corner and fall will be here soon. …

Strawberry Pre-Plant Information

Useful information for your strawberry pre-plant phase: The correct pre-plant preparation is important for a successful strawberry crop. Here some …

Tropical Storm Isaias

Tropical Storm Isaias Dear all, Tropical Storm Isaias is approaching the East Coast with winds and rain this evening and tomorrow …

COVID-19 Farmers Update 06/05/2020

COVID-19 Farmers Update 06/05/2020 New today: Government Resources: USDA has announced crops that will be eligible for assistance through the Coronavirus Food …

COVID-19 Farmers Update 5/21/2020

COVID-19 Farmers Update 5/21/2020 News today: Phase 2 Reopening in NC: Section 6C of the Executive Order 141 moving NC to Phase …

COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/15/2020

COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/15/2020 News Today: Farm Safety: Responding to a COVID-19 outbreak on a farm: NC State University Resources on farm …

COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/12/2020

COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/12/2020 News Today Financial Resources Grants for Urban Ag and Innovative Production. Read about the grant, how to apply, …

COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/07/2020

COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/07/2020 News Today: Emergency Funding: Golden LEAF receives $125 million to support NC COVID-19 rapid recovery loan program. Read …

COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/05/2020

COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/05/2020 News Today: Extension: Recorded Vermicompost webinar led by Rhonda Sherman Composting at Home: Register online for the free Thursday, …

COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/01/2020

COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/01/2020 News Today: Social Media for Farmers Webinar Series held by N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services …

COVID-19 Farmers Update 04/28/2020

COVID-19 Farmers Update 04/28/2020 News Today: What if someone has COVID-19 on a farm? Guidelines for Farmers, Workers, and Consumers. Time Sensitive …

Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Darkwinged fungus gnat

Darkwinged Fungus Gnats

This Entomology Insect Note describes darkwinged fungus gnats, an insect pest of some field crops, …

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Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite in Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cyclamen and broad mites, …

Brown soft scale (A) adult (B) crawler.

Brown Soft Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes brown soft scale, a common insect pest on trees, shrubs …

flower thrips

Flower Thrips

This Entomology Insect Note describes flower thrips, insect pests of grasses and flowering plants.

Greenhouse whitefly nymph.

Greenhouse Whitefly

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the greenhouse whitefly, an insect …

Figure 1. Brown marmorated stink bug.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in the Landscape and in the Home

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the brown marmorated stink bug, …

Figure 2. Rose leaf damage by Japanese beetle feeding.

Japanese Beetles on Ornamental Landscape Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of Japanese beetle adults, which feed …

Figure 1. Japanese beetle.

Management of Adult Japanese Beetles for Commercial Nursery and Landscape Operations

This entomology insect note describes the management of Japanese beetles in commercial nursery and landscape …