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DIY Sticky Bands Can Protect Trees from Cankerworms in the Spring

By on November 15, 2017

Turkey will be the main course for many North Carolinians next week as we celebrate Thanksgiving.  After the kitchen is cleaned up however, there’s no time to rest.  Instead, it’s time to worry about another main course which you won’t

DIY Cankerworm Sticky Bands: Time to remove them!

By on March 22, 2017

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

It’s a wrap: DIY cankerworm management

By on November 18, 2015

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

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

By on November 19, 2014

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

News Roundup: Nov. 28 – Dec. 6

By on December 6, 2013

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

DIY cankerworm management

By on November 6, 2013

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

A sticky situation: Cankerworms in North Carolina

By on March 13, 2013

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