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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
PMN Update 129
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Plant Management Network News Number 129: October 30, 2012
From the Network ...
Resource Spotlight: The PMN Cross Journal Search
Agricultural and horticultural professionals are very busy people, often looking for just the bottom-line information. With this in mind, PMN developed the Cross-Journal Search, which searches the abstracts of our nonprofit publishing partners' peer-reviewed, applied journals. These abstracts often contain free, bottom-line information that practitioners can glean and apply to the field. And while the full-text version of some articles may also be available, a subscription is generally required by our partners to see the full text. View PMN's full list of resources.
End-of-year Subscription Discount
PMN Update Newsletter subscribers: looking for the right time to start your Plant Management Network subscription? Now can be that opportune time. Through the end of December 2012, readers can access all of PMN's resources for $10 off our regular ($45) and member-based ($38) subscription rates. This one-year 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 subscription page, choose the regular or member-based rate, and enter coupon code PMN10 in the "Payment" section of the checkout process in PMN's Yahoo! store.
PMN Webcast Resources Now Even More 'Mobile Friendly'
The Plant Management Network's "Focus on" webcast resources now feature larger text and a wider content viewing area for easier browsing with mobile devices. The homepages and sections of Focus on Potato, Focus on Soybean, Focus on Corn, and Focus on Tomato also feature new and wider mastheads.
Seed Potato Certification Webcast Featured in Focus on Potato
"Seed Potato Certification" by Professor Robert Davidson at Colorado State University, will help users in the U.S. and Canada learn about the basics of seed potato certification. This presentation covers the basis for seed potato certification, the current certification processes, diseases and conditions that are the focus of inspections, and how these problems are managed through the use of clean, high quality seed potatoes. View presentation | View other potato talks
Two New Webcasts Featured in Focus on Tomato
Late Blight: "Late Blight Pandemic in Northeastern USA in 2009" by Dr. Bill Fry, Professor of Plant Pathology at Cornell University, discusses the causes of the 2009 late blight epidemic and also features a new online decision support system (DSS) that provides information to practitioners in near-real time for in season disease management decisions. Fungicide trials involved in the making of this DSS are also covered. View presentation | View other tomato talks
Diagnostics: "Novel Isothermal Amplification Technology for Identifying Plant Pathogens" by Tania Spenlinhauer, Molecular Diagnostic Product Development Specialist at Envirologix, offers an overview of a new technology, DNAble, used for identifying plant pathogens. The talk provides an overview of the amplification reaction and assay procedure, as well as a comparison of this new technology with other available diagnostic platforms. View presentation | View other tomato talks
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