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Moisture Control and Prevention

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

North Carolina Pest News

Volume 29, Number 23, September 12, 2014

The twenty-third 2014 issue of the North Carolina Pest News covers topics related to field and forage crops. The newsletter contains the tobacco insect scouting report plus the light trap data from Bertie, Craven, Edgecombe, Halifax, Lenoir, Northampton, Robeson, Scotland, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties.

Individual Publication

Energy Pellets: A Heating Fuel Resource for North Carolina Farms and Homes

By Matthew Veal, Edward Godfrey III

This publication explains the pelleting process and considerations for consumers interested in either developing small-scale heating pellet production systems or burning pellets to meet their heating needs.

Individual Publication

Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Production

By Matthew Veal, Mari S. Chinn, Larry F. Stikeleather

This Cooperative Extension factsheet describes how to process mature sweet sorghum into ethanol and how this process could be implemented on a farm or private residence in the southeastern United States.

North Carolina Pest News

Volume 29, Number 22, September 5, 2014

The twenty-second 2014 issue of the North Carolina Pest News covers topics related to field and forage crops, and ornamentals and turf. The newsletter contains the soybean rust update, the tobacco insect scouting report and an article on beneficial Scoliid wasps found in lawns. Light trap data from Bertie, Craven, Edgecombe, Halifax, Lenoir, Northampton, Robeson, Scotland, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties are included.

Volume 29, Number 19, August 15, 2014

The nineteenth 2014 issue of the North Carolina Pest News covers topics related to field and forage crops. The newsletter has articles addressing different causes of physiological scorch in soybeans such as sudden death syndrome (SDS), stem canker, black root rot (CBR), brown stem rot and other causes. Frog leaf spot and target spot on soybeans are discussed. The tobacco insect scouting report and the light trap data from Bertie, Craven, Edgecombe, Halifax, Lenoir, Northampton, Robeson, Scotland, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties are included.

Volume 29, Number 20, August 22, 2014

The twentieth 2014 issue of the North Carolina Pest News covers topics related to field and forage crops, and ornamentals and turf. The newsletter has information on brown marmorated stink bug in cotton, azalea caterpillars feeding on azalea and blueberries, and red headed pine sawfly in pines. Box blight, a fungal disease was recently confirmed in Wake County. Also included in this issue are the tobacco scouting report and the light trap data from Bertie, Craven, Edgecombe, Halifax, Lenoir, Northampton, Robeson, Scotland, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties.

Volume 29, Number 21, August 29, 2014

The twenty-first 2014 issue of the North Carolina Pest News covers topics related to field and forage crops, ornamentals and turf, and residences, structures and communities. The newsletter has information on bollworms in Bt cotton, loopers in soybeans, soybean rust, caterpilars on roses, wax scales on conifers or broad leaf evergreen plants and yellow jackets found in recreational areas. The tobacco scouting report and the light trap data from Bertie, Craven, Edgecombe, Halifax, Lenoir, Northampton, Robeson, Scotland, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties are included.

Individual Publication

Sweet Sorghum Production to Support Energy and Industrial Products

By Matthew Veal, Mari S. Chinn, Matthew B. Whitfield

This publication offers an overview of the cultivation, harvest, and marketing opportunities of sweet sorghum in North Carolina and the Southeast.

Individual Publication

Ethanol and Two-Stroke Cycle Engines: Impacts of an Alternative Fuel in Small Engines

By Matthew Veal

Because ethanol has different combustion characteristics than gasoline, some people suggest it will cause harm to two-stroke engines found in all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), lawn and garden equipment, and marine engines. Two-stroke engines require an oil and gas mixture for a fuel source, and the oil and gas are mixed in a ratio specified by the engine manufacturer. Fortunately, the concern with ethanol blended fuels is primarily associated with older engines. The majority of engine manufacturers have now designed their engines to run on E-10 blends (10% ethanol, 90% gasoline), but some precautions still remain. This bulletin will discuss the reasoning behind these precautions and why owners of some equipment powered by two-stroke engines may have concerns.

Individual Publication

Forage Quality: Concepts and Practices

By J. J. Romero, Miguel Castillo, J. C. Burns

In this publication, we describe the factors that affect forage quality and discuss prediction indices that can be used to assign a science-based measure of quality to forages.

North Carolina Pest News

Volume 29, Number 18, August 8, 2014

The eighteenth 2014 issue of the North Carolina Pest News covers topics related to field and forage crops. The newsletter has information on soybean aphid, aphids in (mostly organic) tobacco, soybean diseases including frogeye leaf spot, target spot, stem canker, and soybean rust. One article compares Southern rust of corn with Asiatic soybean rust. Tobacco insect scouting reports are included. Light trap data from Bertie, Craven, Edgecombe, Halifax, Lenoir, Northampton, Robeson, Scotland, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties are provided.

Volume 29, Number 17, August 1, 2014

The seventeenth 2014 issue of the North Carolina Pest News covers topics related to field and forage crops, and fruits and vegetables The newsletter has information on stink bug management in cotton, kudzu bugs, midseason soybean insects (corn earworm/tobacco budworm, stink bugs, and defoliators such as loopers, armyworms, etc.), mealybugs in grapes, and basil downy mildew outbreaks. Light trap data from Bertie, Craven, Edgecombe, Halifax, Lenoir, Northampton, Robeson, Scotland, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties are included.

Forestry Impacts

Pender County

By James Jeuck, Robert Bardon, Dennis Hazel

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific to Pender County.