Posts tagged gypsy moth

Managing gypsy moths in North Carolina

The gypsy moth. While you may not have heard of it, the very name strikes fear in the hearts of people in states north of us who deal with this leaf-eating insect each year. It’s also why there are thousands of orange or green prism boxes hanging in trees throughout North Carolina. We want to […]

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Don’t give bugs a free ride: Use local firewood

With the cold winter months comes the comforting crackle and warmth of a fire in the fireplace.  We’re also just around the corner from camping season, with campfires and s’mores to complete the experience. It’s tempting to try to save some money by hauling your own wood. But before you transport firewood, it’s important to […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 12-18

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “N.C. waters to open for bay scallop harvest,” Wilmington Star-News: Large stretches of state waters will open this month […]

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News Roundup: March 31-April 6

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “For budding farmer, incubator fosters growth,” News & Observer: More than two decades later, the 31-year-old Rowland is on […]

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August is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month

Kudzu, once used for livestock forage and erosion control, is now probably one of the most recognizable invasive species in the South. The fast-growing vine can grow up to a foot a day and kill existing plants through crowding and shading. That’s not a good thing for local farmers. Not only do invasive species affect […]

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News Roundup: April 2-8

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “A rental kitchen for pros,” News & Observer: In Durham, there’s a business that’s not a retail store but […]

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