Extension specialists fulfill our land-grant mission by actively conducting relevant research and delivering that research to clients in meaningful and accessible ways. In collaboration with basic scientists, Extension faculty and staff work with county field faculty, growers, consultants, and the public across the state in solving insect and disease problems through research-based and environmentally sound practices.
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Field Crops Pest Management
Our experts specialize in managing insects and disease affecting corn, soybeans, cotton, tobacco, and small grain crops to help improve crop production and performance.
Tree Fruit Pest Management
Our research and Extension personnel deliver useful resources to commercial apple and peach growers throughout the southeast region.
Small Fruit Pest Management
The southeast’s warm and wet climate makes fruit diseases and insect pests on blueberries, strawberries, brambles and other specialty fruit crops difficult to manage. Knowledge is your best defense.
Vegetable Pest Management
North Carolina is a leader in production of vegetables such as sweet potatoes. An integrated approach is critical for successful insect and disease management.
Turfgrass Pest Management
North Carolina has more than two million acres of turfgrass in residential, commercial and recreational settings. We provide expert advice on managing the diseases and insects that cause economically important damage.
Ornamentals Pest Management
Plant health is critical to reducing insects and diseases’ effect on plants in greenhouses, nurseries, and landscapes. Learn how to identify and manage key pests and pathogens.
By some estimates, honey bees play an important role in producing one-third of everything that we eat every day. Find out more about what you can do to help promote and protect this valuable resource.Find out more facts
Urban and Medical Insect Pest Management
From mosquito control to termite baiting systems, we offer help managing pests commonly affecting people, homes and other buildings.GET HELPFUL INFORMATION
Educating growers, gardeners, and the public about the importance of insect natural enemies in the environmentally sound management of insect pests.Learn More
NC State Plant Disease and Insect Clinic
Need a plant problem diagnosed or an insect identified? We’re here to help farmers, growers, landscapers, gardeners and homeowners.Find Answers