Extension

Aug 27, 2020

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.

Aug 20, 2020

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.

Aug 4, 2020

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.

Aug 4, 2020

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.

Jul 6, 2020

Berrying On

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.

Jan 14, 2020

Villani and Waldvogel Awarded

Dr. Sara Villani and Dr. Mike Waldvogel were recently recognized for their extension efforts.

Dec 3, 2019

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.

Aug 8, 2019

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.

Jul 29, 2019

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.

Apr 22, 2019

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.