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PMN Update #113
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Plant Management Network News Number 113: June 30, 2011
From the Network
PMN Welcomes Its Latest University Partner
PMN welcomes the University of Arkansas, as it joins the 37 other land-grant university partners who support the Plant Management Network. The University of Arkansas’ Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences prepares graduates for careers as agricultural educators, extension agents, industry-based trainers, information specialists, and technology management specialists. The college provides tomorrow’s leaders through superior educational programs, innovative and applied research programs, and strong outreach programs to the citizens of Arkansas, the United States and the world. To learn more about partnership, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Plant Management Network (PMN) is proud to announce its new interactive subscribers’ site, where you can view or print subscription receipts, renew your subscription online, or reset your username and password. Not yet subscribed to the Plant Management Network? Subscribe online through our Yahoo! Store.
Focus on Corn is Now Live
Thanks in great part to its supporters and the work of its editorial committee, led by Carl Bradley, Associate Professor of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, and Harold Reetz, Ph.D., Principal of Reetz Agronomics, Focus on Corn has officially launched. The site includes six starter presentations that collectively apply across America’s corn growing regions. The first six topics cover weed management, crop disease, seeding rates, corn silage, residue management, nematodes, and storage management.
Latest Potato Webcast on Powdery Scab
This month’s Focus on Potato presentation, titled Powdery Scab of Potato by Dr. Robert Davidson, plant pathologist at Colorado State University, will help you identify and manage this devastating and hard-to-control disease using an integrated approach. Key symptoms used to identify the various stages of the disease are described and contrasted with other similar problems. Management options discussed include avoiding the disease, measuring the inoculum load in soil, making the appropriate cultivar selections based upon the field history, resistance of a given cultivar, inoculum levels and environment; and utilizing specific chemical control.
New Soybean Webcast on Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Includes Early Management Advice
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is causing near catastrophic levels of damage to many horticultural crops. It is also been documented as a pest of soybean, especially in Maryland, and is spreading south and westward. This Focus on Soybean presentation narrated by Dr. Ames Herbert, an entomologist at Virginia Tech, provides images of BMSB injury to soybean pods, seed, and the ‘stay-green’ condition in fields. Preliminary results of in-field distribution studies and field cage studies that measured impact to soybean are also included along with limited results of insecticide effectiveness studies, and preliminary management recommendations.
Last Month’s Most Popular PMN Articles -Applied Turfgrass Science: Plant Growth Regulator Selection and Application Rate Influence Annual Bluegrass Control in Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens Article. -Crop Management: Agronomic Responses and Lodging of Three Spring Wheat Cultivars to Trinexapac-ethyl Article.
-Forage and Grazinglands: Managing Nitrogen for Crabgrass Hay Production Article.
-Plant Health Progress: Efficacy of Fungicides and Biopesticides for Management of Phytophthora Crown and Root Rot of Gerber Daisy Article.
Crop Management Research Volunteer Glyphosate-Tolerant Corn Reduces Soil Water Storage and Winter Wheat Yields Summary | Article Characterizing Extension Value, Computer Technology, and New Media Use of Midwest Soybean Growers Summary | Article Optimum Soybean Maturity Groups for Seed Yield and Quality in Wisconsin Summary | Article Response of Soybean to Sublethal Rates of Glufosinate Summary | Article Briefs Soybean Seed Yield Was Not Influenced by Foliar Applications of Sugar Summary | Article News First Wheat Yields Are Available in MU Variety Testing Program Article Vehicles Aid in Weed Seed Dispersal Article Farmers Increasing Adoption of Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield Soybeans Article Some Corn Showing Signs of Potassium Deficiency Article Nitrogen-Deficient Soybeans Can Benefit from Fertilizer Application Article Unlocking the Secrets to Higher Yields Article Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds a Growing Problem This Season Article Farmers Should Properly Handle Leftover Treated Seed After Planting is Complete Article SFP Introduces the Fertilizer Efficiency Network Article Clover Seed Brings Income to Oregon Farmers, Nitrogen to Soil Article Can Corn and Soybean Crops Overcome Late Planting? Article Delayed Planting, Crop Rotation Keys to Weed Control in Organic Corn, Soybeans Article Wet Weather Raises Concern for Nitrogen Losses Article
Research Influence of Adjuvants and Spray Timing of Movento on Aphid Contamination and Crop Injury in Baby Spinach Summary | Article Evaluation of Phosphonate Treatments for Control of Phytophthora Crown Rot of Walnut Summary | Article
Briefs Thousand Cankers Disease is Widespread in Black Walnut in the Western United States Summary | Article First Report of Stem Dieback and Leaf Spot of Leucothoe caused by Cylindrocladium colhounii in North Carolina Summary | Article
News Stripe Rust Pressure Rising in Winter Wheat Across Montana Article Introducing EnviroLogix Family of QualiPlate Kits for Cucurbit Viruses: SqMV, CGMMV & MNSV Article Fungicides May Not Increase Corn Yields Unless Disease Develops Article Potato Psyllid Research Helps Producers Determine Best Management Practices Article Asian Longhorned Beetle Find Means More Bad News for Ohio's Forests, Tree Industries Article Newest Study Highlights Efficacy of Safari Insecticide Against Emerald Ash Borer Article Planting Conditions Increase Need for Foliar Fungicides in Corn and Soybean Article Insect, Disease Control Critical to Successful Pecan Production Article BASF Expands Clearfield Production System Team of Experts Article Syngenta Announces Registration of Besiege Insecticide on Southern Crops Article Increasing Yield Through SCN Management Article BIOREBA Introduces a New and Unique AgriStrip-magnetic Assay for Fast Detection of Grapevine Leafroll Associated Virus 3 (GLRaV-3) Article Potato Leafhopper Densities Approaching Economic Thresholds Article Adorn Fungicide Now Available for Use in New York Article Soybean Field Guide Revised and Updated Article Record Number of Cutworms Chew through Control Technologies Article Presence of Mountain Pine Beetles More Evident on Northern Front Range Article New Orchid ImmunoStrip with Expanded Potexvirus Detection Capabilities Article DuPont Prevathon Insect Control Now Available Article
Forage and Grazinglands Research Grazing and Finishing Performance of Steers that Grazed Nontoxic Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue Summary | Article News Bunker Management Offers Bottom-Line Advantages Article Nitrogen Guidelines for Cereal Forages Article Adjust Dairy Cattle Diets for Low-quality Forages Article Beef Expert: Proper Hay Storage Vital to Protecting Feed Quality Article Use Caution if Feeding Wheat Hay to Livestock Article Climate Change Could Impact Livestock Production Article