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Oak Diseases & Insect Pests

Although many types of oak trees (Quercus species) are well adapted to South Carolina, they still may be affected by a variety of insect pests and diseases. Always maintain healthy oak trees by...

Maple Diseases & Insect Pests

Diseases Leaf Scorch: On maple (Acer species) trees, a number of problems cause symptoms that are generally classified as leaf scorch. Scorch symptoms are light brown or tan dead areas between leaf...

Dogwood Diseases & Insect Pests

The flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is a small, deciduous ornamental tree native throughout the eastern United States. Although dogwoods are well adapted to South Carolina, they can be affected...

Galls & Outgrowths

Galls are abnormal swellings or localized outgrowths (tumors) of plant tissue. They are extremely variable in size, shape and their location on the plant. Some are little more than a blister on the...

Fire Ant Management In The Home Lawn

The impacts of fire ants are well understood by anyone who has been stung by them. Their impacts, however, go far beyond the medical implications of their venomous stings. Millions of dollars are...

Chinch Bugs

The southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis, is a common turfgrass pest in the southeast. It is a major pest of St. Augustinegrass, however, it will feed on zoysiagrass, bermudagrass, and...

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