Bee, Wasp or Fly? Identifying N.C. Bees
It turns out there are key differences between bees, wasps and flies that are easy to spot with the trained eye. Whether you’re seeking peace of mind or looking to identify new guests in your garden, NC State Extension can help.
Treating for Mosquitoes While Protecting Pollinators
Summer means spending more time outside. But your outdoor events may have some uninvited guests—mosquitoes. Extension Entomologist Mike Waldvogel explains how mosquito insecticidal sprays work and tips on how to apply them without harming pollinators.
Department Members Recognized at APS Virtual Award Ceremony
Several members from NC State's Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology received awards in honor of their significant contributions to the science of plant pathology.
A Tribute to the Late Benny Bloodworth
We lost a friend and colleague on July 22, when research specialist Benny Bloodworth passed away. Benny a member of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology and based at the Horticultural Crops Research Station in Castle Hayne.
This year’s berry crops yielded lessons in adaptability for Extension experts. They weighed strawberries in the garage, delivered masks to farms, connected via technology and never stopped listening.
Villani and Waldvogel Awarded
Dr. Sara Villani and Dr. Mike Waldvogel were recently recognized for their extension efforts.
Meadows and Henson’s Research Highlighted in Greenhouse Grower Newsletter
Phytophthora root rot and stem blight affects more than 100 of the most popular and commonly grown landscape perennials and annuals, including annual vinca, petunia, and daylily, throughout the U.S. and worldwide.
Tobacco Plant ‘Stickiness’ Aids Helpful Insects, Plant Health
Researchers at North Carolina State University have shown that “sticky” hairlike structures on tobacco leaves can help attract beneficial insects that scavenge on other insects trapped on the leaves, increasing leaf yield and reducing pest damage to plant structures.
Portable Tech Sniffs Out Plant Disease In The Field
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field.
PhD Student, Urmila Adhikari, Speaks at Small Grains Field Day
Entomology and Plant Pathology PhD student, Urmila Adhikari, spoke at the Small Grains Field Day held by NCSU Cooperative Extension at the Piedmont Research Station (PRS) in Salisbury on April 17th, 2019. The field day drew about 60 farmers, crop consultants and NCSU / USDA personnel.