Ornamental plants are the most valuable crop in North Carolina and thesecond most fernsvaluable crop in the US. My extension program provides research-based information to ornamental plant producers to make their pest management practices more effective, economical, and environmentally sound.

street mapleUrban forests and other landscape plants provide many environmental, economic, and aesthetic benefits to people and wildlife.  A second focus of my extension program is to provide information to landscapers, aborists, and urban foresterscontainer nursery stock that will help improve pest management efficacy and sustainability in urban landscapes.

We produce diverse extension resources including print and web publications, articles in trade magazines, and pest alerts via Twitter.  Access extension resources here.


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