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PMN Update #119
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Plant Management Network News Number 119: December 28, 2011
From the Network
Get a Sneak Peek of PMN’s First Grant Outreach Webcast
The Plant Management Network is pleased to announce its first grant outreach webcast, titled “Gray Leaf Spot” by Dr. Alison Robertson of Iowa State University. This is the first in a series of four USDA grant-funded presentations that will cover various diseases of corn. In addition to educating practitioners and applied scientists on the topic, this webcast leads readers to other resources that are funded, at least in part, by this same multi-state grant. In early January, PMN will publish this webcast in Focus on Corn and release it to the corn industry through various channels.
The Plant Management Network is an ideal place for housing applied grant outreach information. PMN, an organization jointly managed by the American Phytopathological Society, American Society of Agronomy, and Crop Science Society of America, offers permanence, neutrality, cost-effectiveness, high impact, and publishing expertise. To learn more about how PMN can help with your currently funded or proposed NIFA, SCRI, SARE, or EPA project, contact Phil Bogdan at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 651-994-3859.
PMN Reaches Nearly 406,000 Individuals in 2011
PMN is finishing off a record year in terms of readership. PMN reached a total of 405,909 unique individuals between January 1, 2011 and December 27, 2011. This is nearly a 13% gain in readership over the previous calendar year, during which time PMN logged nearly 360,000 unique individuals.
PMN to Produce Short-length Webcasts for Soybean Producers
Thanks to support from the United Soybean Board and the Soybean Checkoff, PMN will begin producing “executive summary” versions for each new Focus on Soybean webcast, starting in January. These webcasts, which will run 1.5 to 5 minutes in length, will offer a short synopsis of the webcast’s full-length version, plus bottom line management information that is particularly of interest to practitioners in the field.
Focus on Potato Webcast Covers Bacterial Ring Rot
Bacterial ring rot is one of the most feared diseases of potato because of the devastating losses it can cause. The latest Focus on Potato webcast, titled “Bacterial Ring Rot of Potato” by Dr. Neil Gudmestad of North Dakota State University, addresses the identification and management of this disease. The presentation covers symptoms, detection methods, and disease management strategies. This webcast will be open access through February 29, 2012.
Last Chance for a Year-end Discount
PMN Update Newsletter subscribers: This is your last chance to save on your first-year subscription to PMN. Now through December 31, 2011, you can subscribe for $10 off our regular ($45) and member-based ($38) subscription rates. This subscription includes access to all PMN resources. Members of PMN’s nonprofit partnering organizations qualify for the lower $38 subscription rate. Just visit PMN’s personal subscriptions page, choose the regular or member-based rate, and enter coupon code PMN10 in the “Payment” section of the checkout process.
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Survey of Fungal, Nematode and Virus Diseases of Soybean in Alabama Summary | Article
Testing for Plant-parasitic Nematodes that Feed on Corn in Iowa 2000-2010 Summary | Article
Mexican Rice Borer Moving Slowly Into Louisiana Article DuPont and Rosetta Green Sign Research Agreement to Identify Drought Tolerance Genes in Corn and Soybeans Article Mistletoe: Holiday Decoration or Parasite to Colorado Pines? Article Syngenta-Sponsored Study Maps Rhizoctonia Groups in U.S. Cereal Regions; Sheds New Light on Distribution and Disease Potential Article Fast, Cheap, and Accurate: Improved Virus Detecting Test Helps Check Spread of Cassava Disease Article Emerald Ash Borer Found in More Kentucky Counties Article NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets System Available to Michigan Sugar Cooperative Growers Article Wheat Can't Stop Hessian Flies, So Scientists Find Reinforcements Article New Data Show INOVATE Seed Protectant Delivered Strong Performance, Customer Satisfaction in 2011 Article Researchers Seek New Treatments for Strawberry Diseases Article SDS Northward Movement Expands Threat to Soybean Yields Article Despite a Tough Start, 2011 Growing Season Finishes Strong Article SmartStax Registration Extension Provides Grower Access to Broadest Spectrum In-Plant Corn Protection for Future Plantings Article EPA Extends Registrations for Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete Corn and Genuity SmartStax Corn Article Using Radiation to Sterilize Light Brown Apple Moth Article Stink Bugs Prompt MSU Researchers to Establish Control Measures Article MSU Research Benefits Poinsettia Producers Article
Heavy Sand and Crumb Rubber Topdressing Improves Kentucky Bluegrass Wear Tolerance Summary | Article
Influence of Summer Spoonfeeding Six Nitrogen Sources On Dollar Spot Severity and Chlorothalonil Efficacy in Creeping Bentgrass Summary | Article Effects of Venting Aeration on Neglected Bermudagrass Putting Greens Summary | Article
Effect of Harvest Processes on the Nutritive Value of Kentucky Bluegrass Residue from Seed Harvest Summary | Article Using Companion Legumes in Summer-Dormant Tall Fescue Pastures in the Southeastern USA Coastal Plain Summary | Article Overseeding Alfalfa with Rye and/or Annual Ryegrass Can Improve Forage Distribution and Total Production Summary | Article Effects of Applying Nitrogen on Yield of Introduced Perennial Summer Grass Cultivars in Oklahoma Summary | Article
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