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Sports Turf Managers Association Partners With PMN
Plant Management Network welcomes the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) as its latest partner. STMA is a not-for-profit, worldwide professional association for men and women who manage sports fields. Since 1981, STMA and its 34 local chapters comprising 2,800 members have been providing education and information, as well as sharing practical knowledge in the art and science of sports field management. Learn more about STMA. To learn more about partnership and its benefits to your organization, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now Featuring: Plant Disease Management Reports
Plant Disease Management Reports (PDMR) are an excellent resource for any individuals involved with crop disease management. They can potentially save users and their clients thousands of dollars. PDMR provides short, one-page trial reports evaluating various fungicides, nematicides, biological controls, and cultural practices used over the past 12 years through today. These 6,800 peer-reviewed university trials evaluate a product's ability to control plant diseases on the crops they're labeled for. They cover nearly 200 host crops, including various fruits, vegetables, nuts, turfgrasses, grain crops, and legumes. Learn more about this invaluable resource in this 11-minute webcast by Dr. Gerald Holmes, Product Development Manager at Valent U.S.A.
Acknowledgement of 2011 Reviewers
Plant Management Network staff and the editors of PMN's peer-reviewed journals − Applied Turfgrass Science, Crop Management, Forage and Grazinglands, and Plant Health Progress − would like to recognize and thank the more than 320 reviewers who have helped to ensure we publish quality, science-based information for researchers and practitioners. View list.
Focus on Tomato Launch Update
Thanks in great part to our sponsors, the Plant Management Network will be adding Focus on Tomato, to its family of webcast resources in early April. Focus on Tomato's latest webcasts will soon be unveiled to vegetable commodity groups, university tomato specialists, various member-based societies, and the media. PMN Update subscribers are invited to preview of one the three new webcasts to be unveiled during this launch: "Pre-harvest Food Safety Practices for Tomato" by Dr. Jeri Barak at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Root-Knot Nematode Management Featured in Focus on Soybean Webcast
Root-knot nematodes are a major economic pest in soybeans in the southern U.S. The latest Focus on Soybean presentation by Dr. Terry Kirkpatrick, professor at the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center, discusses the latest management strategies of this pest, including resistant soybean cultivars, rotating to poor or non-host crops periodically, and the application of nematicides. Kirkpatrick also discusses various factors, including soil type, soybean cultivar, and nematode population density, and their influence on yield loss potential. View presentation.
Focus on Corn Webcast Discusses Corn-Alfalfa Rotations
Rotating alfalfa with corn can increase corn yield potential due to various factors. In this latest Focus on Corn presentation, titled "Nitrogen Management for First-year Corn After Alfalfa" Dr. Jeff Coulter at the University of Minnesota helps viewers understand factors that affect the response of first-year corn to fertilizer N. He also addresses related issues such as alfalfa termination timing, alfalfa regrowth prior to termination, and side-dressing of nitrogen.
Sugar Management is Latest Topic Covered in Focus on Potato
Sugar management is an important factor for potato crops. In this month's Focus on Potato presentation, titled "Sugar Management in Storage," Dr. AJ Bussan from the University of Wisconsin guides viewers through sugar management of tubers during various stages of crop management and storage. This talk offers guidance on in-season practices, best practices and timing during potato harvest, preconditioning in storage, and storage management.
Last Month's Most Popular Articles
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New Seed Treatment Agreement Helps Farmers in North America Maximize Soybean and Cotton Performance Article
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Ohio Corn Performance Test Sampled for Nematodes Article
Slug Ecology and Management in No-Till Field Crops Article
Quash Fungicide Registered for Use on Blueberries Article
U.S. EPA Approves Optimum AcreMax XTreme Insect Protection by DuPont Article
Wheat Fungus Spreads to 17 Counties in Arkansas Article
Nematodes in Corn Could Be a Growing Problem for Ohio Corn Yields Article
NipsIt INSIDE Insecticide Shows Encouraging Results in EUP Trials Article
Unclean Equipment Could Introduce New Blight Into Burgeoning Arkansas Peanut Crop Article
Vigorous Stripe Rust Fungus Accelerates Through Arkansas Wheat Article
Poncho/VOTiVO Yields Benefits for No-Till Farmers with Nematode Infestations Article
Seed Selection Key to Managing Soybean Disease, Achieving High Yields Article
In-Field Research Shows Disease Control, Yield Advantages of Priaxor Fungicide and Merivon Fungicide From BASF Article
Spring Rains, Warmth Boost Insect Numbers Article
Pecan Weevil Biology, Management and Control Strategies Article
Poncho/VOTiVO Seed Treatment Boosts Corn and Soybean Yields Article
Tifton Researchers Make Strides in Organic Peanut Production Article
Keep the Brakes on Planting a Little Longer Article
Corn Planting Starts Early in Louisiana Article
Early Herbicide Applications Could Fail Farmers, Specialist Says Article
Pesticide Additives Cause Drifting Droplets, but Can be Controlled Article
Unusually Warm Spring May Cause Stored Grain Problems Article
Ohio State Expert: Warm Winter May Bring Early Insects, but Effect on Field Crops Depends more on Weather and Growers' Planting Dates Article
Alfalfa Weed Control is Not a Single Approach Article
Chateau Herbicide SW Now Labeled for in-Season Use on Tree Nuts Article
Syngenta Introduces 23 New NK Brand Soybean Products Article
Evaluate Winter Injury in Alfalfa Stands Article
Weed Scientist: Scout Now for Weeds in Winter Wheat Article
Increase Efficiency, Protect Yields Now with Preemergence Weed Control from BASF Article
Early Wheat Greenup Creates Concerns About Crop Article
Dow AgroSciences Unveils Enlist Ahead, a Novel Management Resource to Support the Enlist Weed Control System Article
DuPont Drives Innovation with 154 New Corn Products for 2012 Planting Article
Early Spring Nitrogen Application Likely Won't Increase Yields for Late Planted Wheat, Ohio State Expert Says Article
Nutrient Management Plans: A Study in Cause and Effect Article
New Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System to Extend Weed Control and Maximize Yield Article
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
May 9: WPS Train the Trainer Workshop: 9am-11am, Manatee County Extension.
The WPS TTT workshop provides CEUs in several categories. Even if you don’t need to be WPS certified, don’t miss this opportunity for CEUs. CEUs available: 2 in the following categories: Aerial, Ag. Row, Ag. Tree, O&T, Private, Forest Pest Control, and Soil and Greenhouse Fumigation.
Need to become a WPS certified Trainer?
The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a federal program designed to protect agricultural farm workers in the production of agricultural plants. A person is qualified to teach WPS to farm workers if he/she holds a restricted use pesticide license or if he/she has completed the WPS Train the trainer course. Once a person has completed the course he/she is certified for life.
For agenda and registration please visit: http://wps050912.eventbrite.com/ or call Jennifer at (941)722-4524
May 17: Core and Private Applicator Exam Training: Thursday May 17, Core 9am-11am, Private 11am-1pm, Manatee County Extension Service. Can be taken for exam preparation or CEUs for current license holders. CEU’s available are: 2 in Core for Core class, 2 in Private Applicator for Private class.
Registration: http://coreprv051712.eventbrite.com/ Or call Jennifer at 941-722-4524
Crystal Snodgrass, M.S.
Extension Agent I, Vegetables
Agriculture & Extension Service
Community Services Department
Manatee County Government
University of Florida IFAS Extension
941-722-4524, Ext. 230
Bob Graham visits UF to talk about land-grant universities, water conservation http://news.ufl.edu/2012/03/27/york-lecture/
St. Lucie Housing and Community Services planning mitigation workshop for April 5 http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/mar/27/st-lucie-housing-and-community-services-planning-m/
Peaches a lucrative crop here (central Florida) http://www2.tbo.com/business/2012/mar/28/peaches-a-lucrative-crop-here-ar-385498/
Calendar of events (April 12 event/Highlands) http://www2.tbo.com/online/2012/mar/28/calendar-of-events-ar-385503/
Bok Tower Trail Maintenance April 7 (Polk) http://backpackersblaze.blogs.theledger.com/10064/10064/
March mole cricket madness (Santa Rosa)
Food safety workshop (St. Johns)
Participate in St. Lucie County 4-H silent auction at Ranch Rodeo March 31 http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/mar/27/participate-in-st-lucie-county-4-h-silent-auction-/
Health and UF news:
Naming buildings at UF: How it works
Green coffee beans show potential for losing weight http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-green-coffee-weight-loss-20120328,0,4627793.story
Antibody Shrinks Tumors Of Seven Cancers http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/243455.php
Allergen levels 'very high' this month
Monday, March 26, 2012
We are offering the palm management training program again here at the FLREC on May 8-9 (Tuesday and Wednesday). Please distribute the attached announcement as you see fit to your clientele group. We had a large waiting list for the Feb. program, and have about 15 who are already enrolled in the May class.
Note that we have obtained CLEs for landscape architects, which is a new group that we hope to interact with more. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Monica L. Elliott, Ph.D.
Professor and Acting Associate Center Director
University of Florida – IFAS
Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center
3205 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale (Davie), FL 33314
Phone: 954.577.6315 E-mail: email@example.com
The Florida Energy Summit is Tuesday, March 27th at 10:00 am. RSVP today either by a reply to this email or by contacting our office at 850-526-2610.
Attached is an invitation to the USDA, Florida Energy Summit to be held March 27, 2012. Please help spread the word and to attend. Reservation is required.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Angela S. Prioleau
Area Director | Energy Coordinator
U.S. Department of Agriculture
2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 5
Marianna, FL 32448
(850) 526-2849 Fax
"Committed to the future of rural communities"
"Estamos dedicados al futuro de las communidades rurales"
Summerfield at South Marion Meats and are working with Gary there. Can you please contact me with any helpful information of goat farmers that may be interested in selling their goats live to be processed? My number is 321-431-7259. Thank you and I will look forward to hearing back from you. Jan Pence