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Corn earworm, tobacco budworm management critical for North Carolina farmers

In Southeast Farm Press

By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina Extension Entomologist

Because (North Carolina farmers) won’t be dealing with many kudzu bugs this season, we need to focus our efforts on the other pests that are around.  These include the corn earworm/tobacco budworm, stink bugs and defoliators (loopers, armyworms, etc.).

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Florida berry growers learn smarter ways to manage spotted wing drosophila

A recent project in Florida has helped strawberry and blueberry growers see spotted wing drosophila control in a new light. Extended monitoring, insecticide trials and grower workshops have led to a change in the way growers treat their fields, and some growers reduced their treatments by 50 percent.

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