This blog is for Polk County Florida small farms and pesticide applicators as a method of communication and sharing information. This blog is administered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Agent, Mary Beth Henry.
Plant Management Network News Number 125: June 29, 2012
From the Network ...
PMN Webcasts Now More Apple Friendly
The Plant Management Network now offers Quicktime versions of its commodity-specific webcasts to better accommodate its growing audience of iPad and iPhone users. All webcasts going back to January 2010 are now Apple-friendly. Visit PMN's Education Center to see the entire webcast collection.
Kudzu Bug and Frogeye Leaf Spot Featured in Focus on Soybean
Kudzu bug is both a relatively new and fast-growing issue for soybean growers. This presentation by Dr. Jeremy Greene, Professor of Entomology at Clemson University, will help users identify, scout for, and manage the kudzu bug in soybeans. The history of the kudzu bug's distribution in the USA, identification of the life stages of the species, data demonstrating potential yield losses due to the insect, expected control with insecticides, and tentative treatment threshold recommendations are specifically covered. View presentation | View other soybean talks
Frogeye Leaf Spot is an important foliar disease, causing substantial yield loss in hot, humid weather conditions. This presentation by Dr. Kiersten Wise, Assistant Professor and Extension Field Crops Pathologist at Purdue University, offers users an understanding of the disease, as well as how to deal with it. This presentation covers the conditions that favor infection and disease development; management options and current recommendations; and the biology of the fungus that causes Frogeye Leaf Spot. View presentation | View other soybean talks
First of Two-Part Webcast Discusses 300-Bushel Corn
In this first of a two-part presentation, Dr. Roger Elmore, Extension Corn Specialist and Professor of Agronomy at Iowa State University, discusses what it takes to maximize yield in corn crops. At the end of this presentation, users will understand how yield components work together to produce yield, the importance of maximizing leaf area, and the impact of stress at different development stages on kernel numbers and yield. View presentation | View other corn talks
Tomato Webcast Addresses Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Dr. Tom Kuhar, Associate Professor of Entomology at Virginia Tech, helps tomato growers, consultants, and others better understand and manage the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). The presentation includes a biological and ecological background of the BMSB, illustrations of the BMSB and the damage they cause, population data for tomato crops, insecticide efficacy data for managing the BMSB, and best management practices. View presentation | View other tomato talks
Silver Scurf Featured in Focus on Potato
Dr. Philip Hamm, Professor of Plant Pathology at Oregon State University, helps users identify and manage the fungus that causes silver scurf on potatoes. In this talk, management options are discussed, starting at the planting phase, then harvest, and finally storage. View presentation | View other potato talks
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