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Help, my plants are
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Contact your local extension agent for assistance. Agents are the bridge between the public and Extension specialists at land-grant universities. Agents educate the public through consultation, newsletters, and social media.

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Help, my plants are
dying!

Contact your local extension agent for assistance. Agents are the bridge between the public and Extension specialists at land-grant universities. Agents educate the public through consultation, newsletters, and social media.

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The NC Plant Disease
and Insect Clinic

The NC Plant Disease and Insect Clinic diagnoses plant problems for farmers, growers, landscapers, homeowners, and gardeners. In consultation with expert faculty, we recommend ways to control diseases and pests.

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USAblight: potato and
tomato late blight alert system

Stay updated with the latest reports of potato and tomato late blight outbreaks in the US through USAblight

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Welcome to the Plant
Pathology Portal!

This website was designed by the Department of Plant Pathology at NCSU to centralize crop disease information for commercial growers, home gardeners and Extension agents in NC. Enjoy your visit!

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Cucurbit Downy Mildew
IPMpipe

Stay updated with the latest reports of cucurbit downy mildew outbreaks in the US through the cucurbit downy mildew IPMpipe 

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Mosquitoes in Winter

A female Culex tarsalis, a species that overwinters as a diapausing adult.The following is a guest post from our mosquito ecologist Michael Reiskind. You can find more of his work here.Well, we finally …

– from the   PDIC blog

Meet Your New Apple and Ornamental Pathologist popular

Greetings everyone! My name is Sara Villani and I am your new apple and ornamental pathologist at North Carolina State University. However, so far my titles have ranged from “The New Turner Sutton” MORE »

Brown leaf spots, black streaks on twigs, and defoliation typical of boxwood blight

Boxwood Blight Update

Several recent boxwood blight confirmations by the NCSU Plant Disease and Insect Clinic highlight the continuing problem this disease poses for industry and homeowners in the state. For more information, please see the MORE »

Pocket Scouting Guide revised in 2015

The popular Extension publication A Pocket Guide to IPM Scouting in Highbush Blueberries has been revised (April 2015) and is again available from Michigan State University. This third edition includes information on new MORE » – from   Blueberries

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

Basil downy mildew reported in North Carolina

Basil downy mildew has been reported in North Carolina. Growers are advised to actively scout for the disease and implement management strategies to prevent pathogen spread. For more information regarding identification of the MORE »

Cucurbit downy mildew symptoms in cucumber leaf (Photo Dr. Lina Quesada, NCSU Vegetable Pathology Lab)

Cucurbit downy mildew reported in North Carolina

Written by Emma Wallace and Dr. Lina Quesada-Ocampo Downy mildew of cucurbits, a critical disease on cucumbers, has been reported in North Carolina. It was observed on cucumber in Sampson county. The field MORE »

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