cankerworms

DIY Cankerworm Sticky Bands: Time to remove them!

DIY Cankerworm Sticky Bands: Time to remove them!

A surprise to us all, the groundhog was right this year, and winter came back to rear its ugly head once again! But warmer weather is already making its comeback, and this week marks the first week of spring. Many North Carolinians are already planning their landscaping projects to get the yard back in shape […]

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It’s a wrap: DIY cankerworm management

It’s a wrap: DIY cankerworm management

Next week, many North Carolinians will be enjoying a turkey feast to celebrate Thanksgiving. Once the tryptophan-induced naps are over, however, it’s time to worry about another feast: the feast that cankerworms enjoy every spring as they feed on deciduous tree leaves. Cankerworms are a nuisance every year in early spring. Not only do they […]

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DIY cankerworm management: It’s that time of the year!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … to protect your yard trees from cankerworms, that is!  A small act now can save you (and your trees) in the spring. You may remember cankerworms as those annoying little inchworms that dangle from trees by silken strands and cause significant defoliation each spring, especially in urban […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 28 – Dec. 6

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “U.S. farm bill has big impact in NC,” News & Observer: North Carolina has a lot riding on the […]

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DIY cankerworm management

Every spring, countless urban residents see damage to their trees caused by the cankerworm — a small caterpillar that feeds on the leaves of deciduous trees. Not only can they cause trees to look rather unsightly by eating up all their foliage, they can also be annoying when they dangle from their silken strands, dropping […]

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A sticky situation: Cankerworms in North Carolina

The weather is getting warmer, and North Carolinians are eager to emerge from winter and embrace spring. But something else emerges in the warm weather: insects. Almost simultaneously, the weather warms, tree leaves begin to grow, and caterpillars that feed on the leaves of trees hatch. One defoliating pest, the cankerworm, has a history of […]

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