Black rot of sweetpotato

How to Control Black Rot of Sweetpotato

Written by Andrew Scruggs and Dr. Lina Quesada-Ocampo Recently, several samples of sweetpotato black rot have been submitted to the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic at NC State University.  Black rot of sweetpotato has historically MORE »

Online Forest Health Maps Released

August 1, 2014 North Carolina Forest Service Contact: Robert Trickel A new web site containing forest health maps has been developed by the N.C. Forest Service. These maps show the most up-to-date locations MORE » – from   Extension Forestry

Figure 2: Symptoms of basil downy mildew, note browning of leaves (Saunia Withers, NCSU Vegetable Pathology Lab)

Basil downy mildew outbreaks in North Carolina

Several basil growers, homeowners, and garden centers have reported outbreaks of basil downy mildew to the Vegetable Pathology Lab at NCSU.  Over 100 outbreaks across the United States (US) have been reported to MORE »

Emma Wallace from the NCSU Vegetable Pathology Lab in the Mountain Research Station Sentinel Plot

2014 Field Day at the Mountain Research Station

Growers, researchers, county agents, and representatives from agriculture-related companies came together on Thursday, July 10th to attend the annual field day at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, North Carolina. Participants were given MORE »

Late blight on back of tomato leaf (Photo Dr. Lina Quesada, NCSU Vegetable Pathology Lab)

Tomato late blight confirmed in Western North Carolina

Tomato late blight, caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, was confirmed today (July 11, 2014) in a tomato sample from Henderson County, North Carolina and confirmed by the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic and the Quesada Lab at NCSU.   Late blight MORE »

Potato late blight outbreak in Eastern North Carolina

Potato late blight, caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, was reported yesterday (June 19, 2014) in a potato sample from Carteret County, North Carolina and confirmed by the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic and the Quesada Lab at MORE »