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2014 Integrated Orchard Management Guide for Commercial Apples in the Southeast

By Jim Walgenbach, Steve McArtney, Keith Yoder

Pest management and cultural recommendations for the commercial production of apples in North Carolina and surrounding apple-growing regions in Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.

A Family Forest: A Planning Guide to Protect, Enhance and Manage Private Forestland

By Rick Hamilton, Bill Edwards, Joe Folta

This publication helps you envision what your forest can be and directs you to the professionals who can help you get there. Wildlife, recreation and aesthetics, protecting soil and water quality, managing a forest for timber and creating a family forest plan are covered.

Aphids in Strawberries

By Hannah Burrack, Aurora Teonnisson

This factsheet describes aphid biology and management in strawberries.

Botrytis cinerea (Botrytis fruit rot or Gray mold on Strawberry)

By Frank Louws, Garrett Ridge, Jean Harrison

Botrytis rot, or gray mold as it is often called, is a serious disease in all strawberry production areas and is a disease of concern in most years. The disease is a problem not only in the field, but also during storage, transit, and marketing of strawberry fruit, due to onset of severe rot as the fruits begin to ripen. Other parts infected by the fungus include leaves, crown, petals, flower stalks, and fruit caps. Crown rot is discussed elsewhere. Disease is most severe during bloom and harvest in seasons with lengthy periods of cloud and rain complemented by cool temperatures.

Carmine Mites in Stawberries

This publication covers carmine mites in strawberries and their impact in North Carolina.

Corn Earworm in Strawberries

This publication covers the corn earworm in strawberries and its impact in North Carolina.

Crickets in Strawberries

By Hannah Burrack

This factsheet provides information on crickets and their impact on North Carolina strawberries.

Cutworms in Strawberries

By Hannah Burrack, Aurora Teonnisson

This factsheet describes the biology and management of cutworms in strawberries.

Cyclamen Mites in Strawberries

By Hannah Burrack, Aurora Teonnisson

This factsheet describes the biology and management of cylamen mites in strawberries.

Fire Ants in Strawberries

By Hannah Burrack

This factsheet provides information on the red imported fire ant and its impact on North Carolina strawberries.

Flower Thrips in Strawberries

By Hannah Burrack, Aurora Teonnisson

This factsheet describes the biology and management of thrips in strawberries.

Forages for North Carolina: General Guidelines and Concepts

By Miguel Castillo, Paul Mueller, Jim Green

This publication is an overview of forage species and their use in livestock production systems in North Carolina.

Gnomonia Leaf blotch and Stem-End Rot of Strawberry

By Frank Louws, Garrett Ridge

Gnomonia causes leaf blotch and stem-end rot of strawberry. The pathogen typically is introduced on transplant material and can build up in plug facilities and in fruiting fields. It rarely becomes an economic concern.

Integrated Pest Management Peanut Scouting Manual

By Michael Linker, David Jordan, Rick Brandenburg

This scouting manual will help growers identify peanut pests and determine whether the number of pests is likely to decrease yield and cause profit losses greater than the cost of treatment. Topics covered include scouting for pests; insects; weeds; leaf, root, limb and pod diseases; seed and seedling rots; nematodes; and wilt virus.

Leafrollers in Strawberries

This publication covers leafrollers in strawberries and their impact in North Carolina.

Sap Beetles in Strawberries

By Hannah Burrack, Aurora Teonnison

This factsheet describes sap beetles and their impact on North Carolina strawberries.

Slugs in Strawberries

By Hannah Burrack, Aurora Teonnisson

This factsheet describes slugs and their impact on strawberries.

Spittlebug in Strawberries

By Hannah Burrack, Aurora Toennisson

This publication describes the spittlebug and its impacts on the North Carolina strawberry crop.

Sugarcane Beetle in Strawberries

By Hannah Burrack

This factsheet provides information on the sugarcane beetle and its impact on North Carolina strawberries.

Tarnished Plant Bug in Strawberries

By Hannah Burrack, Aurora Toennison

This factsheet describes tarnished plat bugs, also known as lygus bugs, and their impact on strawberry crops.

Twospotted Spider Mites in Strawberries

By Hannah Burrack

This factsheet provides information on the twospotted spider mite and its impact on North Carolina strawberries.

Whiteflies in Strawberries

By Hannah Burrack

This factsheet provides information on whiteflies and their impact on North Carolina strawberries.

2014 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

2014 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual Introduction

By College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer use, insect control, chemical weed control, plant growth regulators, animal damage control and disease control.

Abbreviations

By N.C. State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

This publication lists abbreviations used in the North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual.

Animal Damage Control

By Christopher Deperno

This publication explains control measures that can be taken due to animal damage of crops.

Chemical Application Equipment

By G.T. Roberson

This publication covers cleaning and calibrating chemical application equipment, such as dusters, spreaders and sprayers.

Chemical Weed Control

By Wesley Everman, Alan York, David Jordan

This publication covers chemical weed control and weed response to a variety of crops.

Disease Control

By Steve Koenning, Barbara Shew, Mina Mila

This publication covers disease control in a variety of crops.

Fertilizer Use

By Carl Crozier, Deanna Osmond, Jim Dunphy

This publication offers fertilizer suggestions for a variety of crops, including field, pasture and hay crops, tree fruit, small fruit, ornamental plants and vegetable crops.

How to Send Specimens for Disease, Insect, and Weed Identification

By Barbara Shew

This publication explains how and where to send specimens for disease, insect and weed identification.

Insect and Disease Control of Fruits

By Jim Walgenbach, K.S. Yoder, Hannah Burrack

This publication covers insect and disease control in apples, blueberries, caneberries, grapes, peaches, pecans and strawberries.

Insect Control

By David Tarpy, Dominic Reisig, Jack Bacheler

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

Pesticide Use and Safety Information

By Wayne Buhler

This publication describes restricted-use pesticides, the safe use of pesticides and evaluating the potential for groundwater contamination.

Plant Growth Regulators

By Keith Edmisten, Katie Jennings, Steve McArtney

This publication explains plant growth regulators for a variety of crops.

Disaster Preparedness

A Disaster Kit for Staying at Home

By Sarah Kirby, Benjamin Chapman

This publication covers the supplies you will need at home in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Caring for Your Pets in an Emergency

Making arrangements for your pets should be part of your household disaster planning. If you must evacuate your home, it’s always wise to take your pets with you. Although trained service dogs are allowed in emergency shelters, other pets are not allowed due to public health and safety reasons. You need to have other plans for your pets. Advance planning is essential; it could save a pet’s life.

Coalition Formation - How to Create a Coalition on Disaster Recovery before a Disaster

By Sarah Kirby

What is a coalition and how can It help? A disaster recovery coalition is an organization of concerned citizens that advocates for services, policies and programs to accomplish specific goals that impact disaster recovery and prevention. A coalition monitors, analyzes and mobilizes community efforts. A local coalition may assume several roles.

Correct Potential Hazards before a Disaster

By Sarah Kirby

During and right after a disaster, any household item that can move, fall, break, or cause a fire becomes a home hazard. To minimize possible danger, inspect your home now to find and correct potential hazards.

Evacuating Safely

This publication covers the supplies needed for an evacuation due to an emergency or disaster, as well as a checklist of things to do before leaving your house.

Evacuation Disaster Kit

This publication covers the supplies you will need for a lengthy stay in a shelter during an emergency or disaster.

Foods That Require No Cooking

This publication covers a variety of foods that can be prepared even if there is no gas or electricity for cooking.

Helping Your Family Prepare before a Disaster

By Sarah Kirby, Karen DeBord

Don’t be reluctant to talk with your family about the possibility of a hurricane, fire, tornado or flood. Thought and action before the disaster hits usually helps family members react wisely. Families that work together to prepare for the problem will cope better than those who do not take precautions.

Hurricane Preparedness

By Sarah Kirby, Wilma Hammett

The key to surviving a hurricane is preparation. This factsheet takes you through the thought process of what needs to be done before a storm so that you are prepared.

Ideas for "No-Cook" Food Bags

This publication offers a list of food items that do not need refrigeration and are good choices to keep on hand for emergencies or in an evacuation kit.

If You Don't Leave - Establishing a Safe Place

This publication covers what do if you stay at your house during an emergency or disaster.

Meal Preparation and Food Safety after a Power Failure

By Angie Fraser

This publication explains how to safely prepare food when you have no power.

Myths and Facts about the National Flood Insurance Program

This publication clears up misconceptions about federal flood insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program.

National Flood Insurance Programs

This publication offers some information about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).