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Early Alert for Chinch Bugs

We are getting our first reports of chinch bug activity in St. Augustinegrass in Wilmington, NC and, similar to other turf …

What the Patch Is That!

The unusual weather in the Carolinas this fall and winter have led to substantial patch development on ultradwarf bermudagrass …

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What Happened in 2016?

Overall, turfgrass samples submitted to the NC State Turf Diagnostics Lab were down by 6% when compared to 2015. …

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Anthracnose Alert!

The NC State Turf Diagnostics Lab has diagnosed several cases of anthracnose on creeping bentgrass and annual bluegrass putting …

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2016 Fall Armyworm Alert

2016 Fall Armyworm Alert by Terri Billeisen Fall armyworms have hit North Carolina! Reports of damage have been mostly concentrated in the …

Pythium-Palooza!

As mentioned in a tweet Dr. Kerns sent out a couple a weeks ago, the current weather conditions are …

Warm Weather Follow-Up

As a follow up to previous posts about the warm December and warm March, I wanted to provide an …

The Heat Is On!

There has been a lot of discussion about the winter weather of 2015-2016 and not just in North Carolina. …

Be Prepared in 2016

There has been a lot of discussion this winter and spring regarding the extremely warm temperatures of December and …

What Happened in 2015?

What Happened in 2015? Things have finally settled down a bit here at the NC State Turf Diagnostics Lab thanks …

Warm December Weather Means...?

What will the warm weather in December do to the insect problems next spring? I get these questions a lot. What …

Fire Ants Ahead!

The recent heavy rains have resulted in the emergence of fire ant mounds on a massive scale. This is …

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Summer Segue of Fungi

We seem to have segued from summer patch to Pythium root rot on creeping bentgrass putting greens here in …

Mole Product Alert

Recent changes in North Carolina pesticide law now make it possible to use some chemicals to control moles in …

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2015 Fall Armyworm Alert!

Insects are difficult to predict; however, fall armyworm problems may be on the way again this year. A lot …

Ground Nesting Bee Alert 2015

Now that the days of ice and snow are hopefully behind us, the activity of ground nesting bees has …

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Mole Cricket Alert

There have been a lot of calls about the level of mole cricket control from a lot of different …

Scoliid Wasps Hovering Over Lawns

We’ve had a number of inquiries about wasps hovering over lawns and other turf areas. Bluewinged wasps, Scolia dubia, …

Fall Armyworm Alert 2014

Insects are difficult to predict and that is especially true this year. Fall armyworms are generally a late-season pest, …

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Got Creeping Bentgrass Problems?

Imagine this. Rain followed by heat stress = creeping bentgrass problems. Just last week we diagnosed our first cases …

Dollar Spot Alert

Over the past couple of weeks, a very familiar turfgrass disease, dollar spot, has begun it’s assault across much …

Return of the Fungi

Things have been relatively quiet here at the NC State Turf Diagnostics Lab with regards to disease samples, however …

ALERT Ground Nesting Bees

March and April are the typical months to notice the activity of ground-nesting bees in turf. Ground nesting bee …

Cream Leaf What?

Cream leaf what? That’s the exact response I’ve heard from superintendents over the past several weeks when I tell …