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Wax scale eggs hatching

Indian wax scale Ceroplastes ceriferus is a common scale on landscape plants.  In particular we find it on hollies, cherry laurel, spirea, boxwood, and barberry.  Indian wax scale is a soft scale that, as the name suggests, looks like white, gray, or pinkish wax on the branches of infested plants. …
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Griffin Greenhouse & Nursery Supply Recycling Program Going Strong

This past summer, Griffin Greenhouse and Nursery Supply embarked on an innovative recycling program to keep pots, trays and other recyclables out of the landfill. Branch Manager Bill Hotz reports they recently shipped their first full load of material to the recycler and that he hopes they’ll see even more…
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Be on the lookout for Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald ash borer has not yet been found in North Carolina. However, it is found in Tennessee and Virginia so it is just a matter of time before it arrives here or in your home state.  The reason I bring it up now is that it is peak adult activity…
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Japanese Maple Scale Crawlers

In Raleigh, NC we have reached 900 degree days. This is around the time when Japanese maple scale drawer abundance will be peaking.  At least for the first generation. Unfortunately the crawlers have been emerging for a couple weeks and will continue for a couple more.  Thus, trying to target…
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IPM Webinar Archives Online

The National IPM Webinar series is coordinated by Kelly Ivors and Steve Frank in the departments of Plant Pathology and Entomology at North Carolina State University. The webinar series is designed to provide timely information to the green industry through monthly seminars on the production and maintenance of ornamental plants.  We recently put together a…
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Restrictions on importation of Phytophthora ramorum (P. ramorum) host plants for planting into the United States

TO: STATE AND TERRITORY AGRICULTURAL REGULATORY OFFICIALS APHIS is issuing a Federal Order to restrict importation of plants for planting known to be hosts of P. ramorum. Since 2003, APHIS has been working toward limiting the spread of P. ramorum within the United States. APHIS has also been requiring that…
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