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NC State Extension

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Pests Management

NC Pesticide Safety Education ProgramPesticide Safety Education Program

The Pesticide Safety Education Program is part of N.C. Cooperative Extension Service. The program is responsible for producing educational materials along with offering educational and training opportunities to citizens seeking a North Carolina Pesticide Certification.

IR-4 Field Research CenterIR-4 Field Research Center

The IR-4 Field research Center identifies the pest management needs for growers of specialty crops and conducts crop response and residue trials. The goal of our agricultural scientist, commodity organizations and extension personnel is to provide growers with with pest management solutions.

Agricultural Chemicals ManualAgricultural Chemicals Manual

The 2014 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual is updated every year, covering pesticide uses, safety information, chemical application equipment, plant growth regulators, fertilizer use, insect, animal and disease damage control.

NCSU Plant Disease and Insect ClinicPlant Disease and Insect Clinic

The Plant Disease and Insect Clinic diagnosis many plant related issue for gardeners, homeowners, landscapers, growers and farmers with treatment and prevention techniques. If diagnosis can not be obtained, technicians will provide instructions on how to collect and submit samples.

Integrated Pest ManagementIPM North Carolina

North Carolina Integrated Pest Management or control covers a general approach that integrates practices for efficient control of pests with goals of suppressing populations below economic injury level.


Weed Management

Weed IdentificationWeed Identification Guides

This weed identification tool focuses on weeds of container nurseries and builds upon the multi-access keys, taxonomy and visual identification. Further defining weeds life-cycles, reproduction and spreading during nursery container production.

Common PokeweedWolfpack Weeds – Vegetables & Fruit Crops

Wolfpack Weeds innovative research and outreach addresses weed science and weed management systems for vegetable and fruit crops. Further encompassing crop safety, field residue, herbicide development and efficiency, and alternative methods for weed management.

Weed ResourcesWeed Management Resources – Landscape & Nursery

The landscape and nursery weed management resources centralizes publications for greenhouse, ornamental, field production, preemergence herbicides, and postemergence herbicides.

Turf FilesTurf Files

The Turfgrass Environmental Research & Education website is a centralized resource for all turf related news, schedules, maintenance, calendars, insects, diseases, education, and related questions.