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Bugger Off

Thu, Jan 19th, 2023, created by Brian Whipker
"Pest Resorts" is the best way to describe scattered weeds overwintering in the greenhouse. It amazes me when I inspect weeds in our greenhouses or at growers to find active colonies of spider mites, Western flower thrips, whiteflies or aphids. This is where they hang out and the source of trouble that mounts later in the spring season.  Eliminating and removing (bag and dispose) any weeds now before you start your spring crop will help keep pests away!

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Brian Whipker

Professor, Horticulture, North Carolina State University

Brian E. Whipker is a professor of floriculture at North Carolina State University. He has an appointment split between extension and research, but also teaches the graduate level plant nutrition course at NC State. His specialization is plant nutrition, plant growth regulators, and problem diagnostics. He brings over 30 year of experience in diagnosing grower plant problems.

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