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Unwelcome guests: Some insects make themselves at home

By on January 14, 2015

Some house guests are notorious for overstaying their welcome or worse — coming over uninvited. In certain cases, those committing the social faux pas may be creepy-crawly insects!  Seeking out warm environments for overwintering, they cluster together and trespass into

Invasive insect vs. invasive plant: The kudzu bug and kudzu

By on August 13, 2014

Kudzu. You’ve probably heard of and seen this climbing vine that can cover, smother and kill other plants. The kudzu bug is an insect that may feed on not only kudzu, but other legumes as well. It may sound like

News Roundup: May 24-30

By on May 30, 2014

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. “Consultants find ease, multiple

Mailbag: expired products and kudzu bugs

By on November 13, 2013

Every day, we receive emails through our website from people who have questions related to agriculture or services provided by our department. Answering emails is part of our efforts to provide the best customer service to North Carolina residents. The

News Roundup: June 30-July6

By on July 6, 2012

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. “There’s a strong interest

News Roundup: May 26-June 1

By on June 1, 2012

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. “Editorial – Early arrival