AC Diagnostics, Inc.
AC Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD, Inc.)
is an established diagnostic company that provides ELISA kits/reagents
for detection of more than 300 plant viruses,
bacteria and fungi to customers worldwide. ACD, Inc. is dedicated to
the double pillars of high quality and low prices. Our products
are developed in collaboration with scientists in the
United States and many other countries. All of our products are produced by advanced manufacturing techniques, adhere
to strict quality control measures, and come with a
100% satisfaction guarantee. We offer full scale, convenient
in-house testing services with high accuracy,
timely service and low costs.
Active research and the
application of modern technologies are our strengths. We continually develop new products and improve our current
ones. PCR-based products are currently under development. Customer satisfaction is our goal. For those needing tests
not yet listed, we encourage you to contact our R&D team so that we may try to develop them. ACD, Inc. is proud
to provide you the best prices among competitors. We look forward to serving your agricultural diagnostics needs
and contributing to your success.
Agdia celebrates over 25 years of providing cost-effective, reliable, and practical diagnostic solutions to assist in the
production of quality crops. Traditionally the focus has been on assisting crop producers in their operations by identifying the presence
of plant pathogens before they become a serious problem. Today, the tests and services that Agdia offers are for use in research,
diagnostic labs, greenhouses, and growers' fields. The tests encompass not only pathogen detection, but also diagnostics for transgenic
plant traits (GMO's), plant growth hormones, and other plant analytes. Agdia diagnostic tests are recognized worldwide for their value,
stability, and efficiency. Agdia Testing Services is recognized for rapid results, high throughput testing, and comprehensive crop screens.
More than 200 tests are available in a wide range of formats such as ELISA, PCR and immunochromatographic strip tests.
Agro-K Corporation is an industry leader in foliar plant nutrition and biological product
development. These are the arenas in which Agro-K has focused its product research since its establishment
in 1976, when Dr. A.H.J. Rajamannan (a.k.a Dr. Harry) founded Agro-K as a research and development company
for the purpose of manufacturing and marketing environmentally compatible products for agriculture markets
Agro-K has been a pioneer of Sustainable Agriculture and Integrated Pest Management ever since then. It is
internationally recognized as perhaps the oldest and most experienced company in the development of
biological alternatives for the horticultural, field crop, and livestock industries.
From inception Agro-K research has focused on solving plant and animal problems with nutrition and disease.
Our search is for better methods to improve production and quality while reducing costly and
environmentally damaging inputs. Today Agro-K continues to conduct university and independent commercial
trials around the world to discover new technologies, validate their efficacy, and contribute to the
stewardship of our planet.
8030 Main Street, NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432-1844
University of Alasksa-Fairbanks
School of Natural Resources & Agricultural Sciences
The School of Natural Resources & Agricultural Sciences (SNRAS) along with the Agricultural & Forestry
Experiment Station offer a world-class learning and research environment to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Undergraduate courses are augmented by such learning experiences as the field course in resource management,
internships, and the senior thesis project. The school consists of four academic departments, which include Forest
Sciences, Geography, High Latitude Agriculture, and Resources Management. Together, the departments provide teaching,
research, and outreach activities that promote the successful long-term management of Alaska's natural resources.
American Forage and Grassland Council
The American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) is dedicated to advancing the
use of forage as a prime feed resource. Our members represent the academic community, producers, private industry,
institutes and foundations. AFGC is comprised of 20 affiliate councils in the United States with a total individual
membership of about 2,500. Our primary objective is to promote the profitable production and sustainable utilization
of quality forage and grasslands.
350 Poplar Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
American Peat Technology, LLC.
American Peat Technology is a leader in the identification of peat based products that are beneficial
to the environment, including BioAPT, a microbe carrier made from high quality reed sedge peat. American Peat
Technology LLC is the leading supplier to the Rhizobia inoculant industry, which has been successfully using peat to
carry their fragile Gram-negative bacteria to market for years. BioAPT is proven in the Rhizobia inoculant industry,
has exceptional moisture and nutrient retention, superior shelf life, pH neutral, is available in both powder and
granular form, and can be used in existing field equipment. American Peat Technology is also working with various
researchers on over thirty different research efforts involving various organisms. Contact American Peat Technology
to discuss potential scientific research testing.
The American Phytopathological Society
The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is a scientific and
professional organization that promotes the study and management of plant diseases in agricultural, urban, and forest settings. APS members are
proven, innovative leaders in scientific research, teaching, and the practice of plant disease management throughout academia, government, and industry.
Founded in 1908, APS has grown in sophistication and scope. Today, this worldwide organization has nearly 5,000 members in 100 countries and is
the premier organization advancing modern concepts in plant heath management through publications, meetings, workshops, and the Internet.
3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097 U.S.A.
email: Member Services
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)
Founded in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is one of the oldest trade organizations
in the United States. Its membership consists of about 850 companies involved in seed production and distribution,
plant breeding, and related industries in North America. ASTA's mission is to be an effective voice of action in all
matters concerning the development, marketing and free movement of seed, associated products and services throughout
the world. ASTA, directed by its members, is involved in nearly all issues relating to plant germplasm, focusing on
three areas of industry importance: regulatory and legislative matters
at international, national and state levels;
new technologies impacting all crop species;
and communication and education of members and appropriate public
audiences regarding science and policy issues affecting the seed industry. ASTA is driven by its membership,
which is represented by a board of directors comprised of a 15-member executive committee. ASTA also has nine
standing committees addressing key seed science, policy, and education issues.
225 Reinekers Ln, Ste. 650, Alexandria, VA 22314-2875
American Society of Agronomy
The American Society of Agronomy is
dedicated to the development of agriculture enabled by science, in harmony with
environmental and human values. The Society supports scientific, educational,
and professional activities that enhance communication and technology transfer
among agronomists and those in related disciplines on topics of local, regional,
national, and international significance. With more than 12,000 members
worldwide the American Society of Agronomy is a leader in serving its members
through publications, recognition awards, placement service, certification
programs, and student activities. The Society also cooperates with other public
and private organizations as well as related scientific and professional
societies in meeting common goals.
677 S. Segoe Road, Madison, WI 53711 U.S.A.
American Society for Horticultural Science
Founded in 1903, the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS)
is the largest organization dedicated to advancing all facets of horticultural research, education, and
application. ASHS members (researchers, faculty and other educational personnel, extension agents, Federal
and state experiment station representatives, growers and distributors of horticultural products) continue
to make significant advances in these areas, and are well-positioned to lead the rapid evolution of
horticultural science into the new century.
113 South West Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-2851
phone: 703.836.4606 fax: 703.836.2024
University of Arizona - Tucson
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The mission of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is "to develop, integrate,
extend, and apply knowledge". Plant related information is developed through several campus departments and the Agricultural
Centers located throughout the state. The resulting information is integrated in ways that are useful to a variety of users
and made available through the Cooperative Extension offices in each county and by the web. Plant related information includes:
horticulture/home gardening; production agriculture; range, turf, forest and native vegetation; arboretums, insect and disease
interactions; nutrition, weather, water and soil interactions; and fundamental biology and biotechnology using plants as models.
Environmental conditions in Arizona range from low desert (about 150 feet elevation) to high mountains (7,000 plus feet), from
dry to wet environments, and from low water to high water requiring plants. This relatively unique environment spread through
different climatic zones provides both common and specialized plant growing conditions. Specific web pages and publications (for
downloading or purchase) are available on the college website.
UA College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Arizona crop information
Forage and grain crops
Arizona drought resources
Managing arid and semi-arid watersheds
University of Arkansas
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food
and Life Sciences provides science-based programs leading to degrees in a
variety of fields including the production, processing and marketing of food
and fiber, environment and natural resources, and human resources. Degrees in
Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology prepare graduates for
careers in either the public or private sector as agricultural educators,
extension agents, industry-based trainers, information specialists or 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
BASF Crop Protection
BASF Crop Protection helps you get the most from every acre no matter what crop you grow.
We offer a variety of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and seed treatment technologies that provide the
highest level of crop protection. In addition, we know that as you look for solutions to achieve higher
yields, we present you with innovations that will help you get the most out of every acre. So at BASF
Crop protection, we invest $442 million globally each year in research and development, which is more
than $1 million a day. We are dedicated to discovering and developing new environmentally-sound
agricultural products and technologies. At BASF Crop Protection, we want what you want. Healthier plants,
higher yields and higher profit potential.
Bayer CropScience is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop
protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. As an innovative and research-based
company, we are committed to delivering an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern,
sustainable agriculture as well as for non-agricultural applications. We believe that with leadership comes
responsibility, and we take pride in demonstrating that our company is about more than just the products we sell.
In fact, we believe that we are setting the standard in the areas of sustainable agriculture, product and
environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, and responding to the effects of climate change.
Bayer CropScience AG is a subsidiary of Bayer AG and a part of the Bayer Group, a global enterprise with core
competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials.
BIOREBA: Your Partner in Agro-Diagnostics
BIOREBA AG has been a leading company in plant disease diagnostics since 1980.
As an independent company, maintaining a close collaboration with many research institutes, we have a long tradition in
developing and producing ELISA and rapid one-step assays (AgriStrip), as well as specially designed equipment and disposables.
In addition, our R & D laboratory offers the development of customer-specific products, such as ready-to-use kits, on a
contract base. Products are manufactured in our laboratory by well-trained staff using state-of-the-art technology.
Strict quality control ensures highest quality standards. The research community and laboratories around the world rely
on our products.
Our sales and marketing department and a worldwide
distributor-network, including our own office in Argentina, guarantee a high level of service.
University of California at Davis
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Located on 5,500 acres of land near Sacramento, the UCD College of
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences houses 22 departments and 400 faculty.
Many faculty members enjoy international distinction for their innovative
accomplishments in the plant, animal, pest, environmental, nutritional, and
social sciences. And built upon this strong research foundation is a rich
array of academic majors that provide exceptional educational opportunities to
5,500 undergraduate and graduate students. UCD is dedicated to working
with the state's citizens and communities to address important societal needs,
to provide leadership in developing science-based solutions, and to assure a
prosperous, sustainable future.
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8571 U.S.A.
Canadian Phytopathological Society
The Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) is a scientific society
that was formed in 1929 as a nonprofit organization to enable plant pathologists to meet and discuss their
common interests in teaching and research of plant diseases. CPS has more than 400 members in Canada and
abroad, and the Society is entirely run by volunteers. Its membership has expertise in all facets of plant
pathology, and includes a wide variety of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates,
technical assistants, extension plant pathologists, research scientists, and professors from federal and
provincial governments, universities, and companies involved with plant health. The objectives of CPS are
to encourage research, education, and the dissemination of knowledge on the nature, cause, and control of
plant diseases. Society-sponsored, national meetings and
regional association meetings provide an opportunity for
plant pathologists to meet and discuss their common interests. Knowledge on the nature, cause, and control
of plant diseases is also promoted through the publication of
books and scientific journals. These publications are available for purchase or subscription
through the Canadian Phytopathological Society.
Canadian Society of Agronomy
La Société Canadienne d'Agronomie
The Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA) is dedicated to enhancing cooperation and coordination among agronomists,
to recognizing significant achievements in agronomy and to providing the opportunity to report and evaluate information pertinent
to agronomy in Canada. The CSA provides its members with a variety of benefits including: editorial functions of world class
scientific journal, recognition by peers through awards program, presentation of scientific results at annual meeting, and
competitive awards for graduate students. The annual scientific meeting is held concurrent with a related world class meeting,
2004 (climate change issues) and 2005 (with Plant Canada), both in Edmonton.
Box 637, Pinawa, MB R0E 1L0
Colorado State University
College of Agricultural Sciences
and the University Libraries
Two units of Colorado State University support the PMN Partnership. The College of
Agricultural Sciences is an international leader in agricultural research and technology, committed to preserve, protect,
and improve the natural environment. CSU strives to provide economically and environmentally sound solutions to agricultural
problems. Our students join a team of outstanding faculty and staff working on vital projects such as enhancing food safety,
developing approaches for the rehabilitation of disturbed lands, and increasing crop production. They have the opportunity
to use the latest technology and prepare to enter the world of computer-aided agriculture. At CSU, we never lose sight of
the need to maintain agriculture as a productive and profitable part of the world's economy. The Libraries have an important
collection of print and electronic resources in agriculture, natural resources, life sciences, and other subject areas.
Fort Collins, CO 80523 USA
CSU College of Agricultural Sciences
Colorado State University Libraries
Mann Library, Cornell Cooperative Extension,
and The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Three units of Cornell University support the PMN Partnership.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is one of the nation’s premier institutions for education
of scholars, discovery, and application of knowledge in agriculture and related sciences. Cornell
Cooperative Extension is nationally recognized for high its quality research-based educational programs
that help New Yorkers build strong and vibrant communities. The Albert R. Mann Library, with its
extensive collections of print and electronic resources, is known internationally as the finest
agriculture, life sciences, and related social sciences library in any academic institution.
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)
assembles, interprets, and communicates credible science-based
information regionally, nationally, and internationally to
legislators, regulators, policymakers, and media, the private
sector, and the public. CAST is a nonprofit organization
composed of 38 scientific societies and many individual,
student, company, nonprofit, and associate society members.
4420 West Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-3447 U.S.A.
Established in 1933, CropLife America (formerly the American Crop Protection Association)
represents the developers, manufacturers, formulators and distributors of plant science solutions for agriculture and pest
management in the United States. CropLife America member companies produce, sell and distribute virtually all the crop protection
and biotechnology products used by American farmers.
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
Crop Science Society of America
The Crop Science Society of America is an educational and scientific organization comprised of more than 4,000 members
dedicated to the advancement of crop science. Founded in 1955, the Society is
truly international in scope with members in more than 100 countries who are
advancing the discipline of crop science by acquiring and disseminating
information about crops in relation to seed genetics and plant breeding; crop
physiology; crop production, quality, and ecology; crop germplasm resources; and
5585 Guilford Rd., Madison, WI 53711-5801 U.S.A.
Dow AgroSciences LLC
Dow AgroSciences LLC, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, is a top tier agricultural company
providing innovative crop protection, pest and vegetation management, seed, and agricultural biotechnology solutions to serve the world's
growing population. We do this through a people-centric performance culture, through our commitments to sustainable development and
environmental stewardship, and through collaborations with world-class institutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical
Company, global sales for Dow AgroSciences are $3.4 billion.
DuPont Crop Protection
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work
by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont
offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications;
and transportation. In DuPont Crop Protection, stewardship is defined as an integrated business process for identifying, managing, and reducing
the safety, health, and environmental risks throughout all stages of a product's life in the best interests of our customers, employees,
shareholders, society and the environment.
Entomological Society of America,
Plant-Insect Ecosystems Section
The Plant-Insect Ecosystems (PIE) section of the Entomological Society
of America deals with insect interactions with plants. Topics include behavioral, ecological, and
evolutionary relationships in natural landscapes, as well as integrated pest management (IPM) in
agriculture, horticulture, forests, and lawn and garden. Aspects of crop protection, host-plant response,
plant pathology/vectors, pollination, biological control, microbial control, and others are relevant.
Membership includes educators, extension personnel, consultants, students, researchers, and scientists
from agricultural departments, health agencies, private industries, colleges and universities, and state
and federal governments.
10001 Derekwood Lane, Suite 100
Lanham, MD 20706-4876, USA
EnviroLogix is the worldwide leader in the development and marketing of rapid test
kits for the detection of genetically-modified seed and grain. The company provides the most extensive line of GMO test
kits available, detecting numerous biotechnology traits in major agricultural commodities. Along with its leadership
position in GMO testing, EnviroLogix offers an innovative line of mycotoxin diagnostics. Affordable QuickTox Kits for
mycotoxins are used by grain handlers as well as food, feed and fuel processors to monitor the quality of grain inputs
and outputs. In addition, EnviroLogix offers a growing portfolio of plant pathogen test kits.
Our QuickStix Kit for soybean rust is used to identify field infection and to support crop-management decisions.
Recently, we introduced a rapid test for Tomato Apex Necrosis Virus, the first in-field diagnostic
for this new disease. Our QuickBead Kit for bacterial fruit blotch is used to ensure seed health
during multiplication. Founded in 1996 in Portland, Maine, EnviroLogix is focused on providing the most innovative
and user-friendly test kits available. We work in the spirit of responsiveness, quality, and integrity.
500 Riverside Industrial Parkway
Portland, Maine 04103-1486
University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)
is a federal, state, and local government partnership dedicated to develop
knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences and
to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human
life. While extending into every community of the state, UF/IFAS has developed
an international reputation for its accomplishments in teaching, research and
extension. From developing orange juice concentrate to educating tomorrow's
leaders, from helping establish agricultural universities in Africa to helping
local citizens buy their first home, UF/IFAS is making a difference.
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
GCSAA is a leading golf organization and has as its focus golf course
management. Since 1926, GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf
courses in the United States and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides
education, information and representation to 19,000 members in more than 72 countries. GCSAA's mission is to
serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf.
The association's philanthropic organization, The Environmental Institute for Golf, works to strengthen the
compatibility of golf with the natural environment through research grants, support for education programs and
outreach efforts. Find GCSAA on Facebook, follow GCSAA on Twitter, and visit GCSAA at
University of Georgia
Department of Plant Pathology
The Department of Plant Pathology offers extraordinary possibilities
for learning about the nature and management of plant diseases. Hosting a large number of faculty with
diverse expertise, it builds on strong traditions of scholarship in teaching, research and extension.
The Department emphasizes quality undergraduate and graduate education in the classroom, laboratory and
field. Faculty and staff are located at three campuses (Athens, Griffin and Tifton) providing the student
unique opportunities extending from lab-based investigations of host-pathogen interaction to field
investigations. Programs reflect the diversity of agriculture in Georgia with applied programs in apple,
corn, cotton, cowpea, ornamentals, peaches, peanut, pecan, small fruits, small grains, soybean, tobacco,
turf and vegetables, and fundamental programs on all major pathogen groups.
2105 Miller Plant Science Bldg, Athens, GA 30602-7274 U.S.A.
Gowan Company is a family owned provider of crop protection products; bringing science, regulatory acumen,
innovative investment, and focused execution to the forgotten problems of agriculture has earned Gowan the reputation of being the “Go To Company.”
Gowan champions technology for agriculture and horticulture through innovative product development, public advocacy and quality production.
Idaho Center for Potato Research and Education
and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
The Idaho Center for Potato Research and Education is a virtual center made up of faculty
and staff located at the University of Idaho campus, four research and education centers, and numerous
county extension offices. The mission of the Idaho Center for Potato Research and Education (ICPRE) is
to coordinate and link all aspects of research, extension, and academic programs related to potatoes at
the University of Idaho for the purpose of advancing the science of potatoes. ICPRE is associated with
the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and is administered by the dean of the College.
CALS advances the health and welfare of people, animals, and the environment through research and
education in agriculture, community, human and rural development, environment and natural resources,
food and nutrition, and the life sciences. CALS strives to improve the nation's food supply and maintain
its safety, to enhance the environment, and to help people improve their lives. Students at the College
are undergraduates, graduate students, and community members all over Idaho. With seven academic
departments and nearly 1,100 undergraduates, CALS is the second largest college at the University of
ICPRE Website: www.cals.uidaho.edu/potato/
CALS website: www.uidaho.edu/cals
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The College of Agriculture was the first college established at the University of Illinois in 1868. In 1995 the College of Agriculture was reorganized into the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). The new name reflects the breadth of the college mission, and as a new era begins, the college possesses the unique combination of disciplines, organizational infrastructure, and relationships necessary to address complex issues and seize opportunities that cut across the traditional bounds of disciplines and mission functions. The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) plays a central leadership role in the disciplines and issues related to agriculture, food, environment, consumers, and human and community interests by generating knowledge and putting it to work in relevant fields of endeavor.
The International Plant Nutrition Institute
The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is a not-for-profit, science-based organization dedicated
to the responsible management of plant nutrition for the benefit of the human family. IPNI began operating
in January of 2007 and now has active programs in Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Brazil, China, Eastern
Europe/Central Asia and Middle East, Latin America-Southern Cone, Northern Latin America, North America
(Canada and U.S.A.), South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
As a global organization, IPNI has initiatives addressing the world’s growing need for food, fuel,
fiber, and feed. There is widespread concern for issues such as food security and the relationship of crop
production to the environment and ecosystems. IPNI programs are achieving positive results in many areas.
The program coordinators and IPNI regional directors are Ph.D. scientists. Through cooperation and
partnering with respected institutions around the world, IPNI adds its strengths to agronomic research,
education, demonstrations, training, and other endeavors. Best management practices for nutrient stewardship
encourage the concept of applying the right product (source), at the right rate, at the right time, and
in the right place.
Membership in IPNI is composed of companies that are basic producers of one or more of the major plant
nutrients (nitrogen, phosphate, potash, and sulfur) for agricultural purposes. Large retail organizations
that do not qualify as basic producers may qualify as associate members. Certain other organizations qualify
as affiliate members.
The IR-4 Project
The mission of the IR-4 Project is to facilitate registration of sustainable pest management
technology for specialty crops and minor uses. Since 1963, the IR-4 Project has been the primary resource
in the United States for facilitating registration of conventional pesticides and biopesticides on
specialty food crops (fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, spices) and non-food ornamental horticulture
crops (greenhouse, nursery, landscape plants, and Christmas trees). IR-4 serves as an intermediary between
the crop protection industry, specialty crop growers and EPA.
IR-4 activities benefit growers by allowing them to have effective pest management tools that enable them
to produce high quality food and ornamental horticulture crops. This in turn benefits the general public
who have ample food and ornamental horticulture crops available at reasonable prices. Specialty food crops
provide essential nutrition for a balanced diet, while ornamental horticulture crops enrich the environment
and improve the quality of life.
IR-4’s newest initiative, the Public Health Pesticide Program, also benefits the general public by providing
regulatory support for the development of pest control agents on arthropod pests that transmit diseases and
threaten human health.
Rutgers, The State University of NJ
500 College Road East,
Suite 201 W
Princeton, NJ 08540
Iowa State University
College of Agriculture, University Extension,
Department of Agronomy, and Department of Plant Pathology
Four units at Iowa State University support the
Plant Management Network. The College of Agriculture enriches the lives of people in
Iowa, the nation and the world by developing and implementing economically successful,
socially beneficial and environmentally sound systems for the production and distribution
of food and other renewable resources, and by preparing students to become future leaders
in these areas. ISU Extension builds partnerships and provides research-based learning
opportunities to improve the quality of life in Iowa. The Department of Agronomy is a
world leader in enhancing productive and sustainable agriculture through the consistent
pursuit of excellent basic and applied research, teaching and outreach. The Department
of Plant Pathology is the only source in Iowa providing education, research and extension
in the biology and management of plant diseases.
Ames, Iowa 50011
Kansas State University
College of Agriculture
Kansas State University is a comprehensive research land-grant institution first serving students
and the people of Kansas, and also the nation and world. Since its founding in 1863, the University has evolved into a modern institution of higher education, committed to quality programs and responsive to a rapidly changing world and the aspirations of an increasingly diverse society. The successful integration of instruction, research, and extension in the Kansas State University College of Agriculture has made Kansas one of the leading agricultural states in the nation.
117 Waters Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 U.S.A.
University of Kentucky
College of Agriculture
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, and UK
Cooperative Extension Service have been providing results to farmers and rural residents for more
than 130 years. The College also addresses problems of agribusiness, consumers, international trade,
food processing, nutrition, community development, soil and water resources, and the environment. More
than ever, UK people and programs are focused on issues that matter to Kentucky, including being
competitive in domestic and world markets. Research activities encompass new economic opportunities
for Kentucky communities; survival of the family farm; sustainable use of soil, water, and forest
resources; food safety and quality; merchandising; family studies; and new technologies.
University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY
Louisiana State University College of Agriculture
The Louisiana State University College of Agriculture takes students to the highest levels
of intellectual and personal development in the milieu of a competitive research, service, and teaching land-grant university. Its
mission is to provide programs of excellence to educate undergraduate and graduate students of agriculture, environmental sciences,
renewable natural resources, human sciences, quantitative sciences, and family and consumer sciences; to support and encourage
research, public service, and other scholarly pursuits; to further the purposes of the Land Grant College System for the benefit of
the citizens of Louisiana, the nation, and the global community.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803
Marrone Bio Innovations
Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) is a leading global provider of natural products for the agricultural and water treatment markets.
Its effective and environmentally friendly natural agricultural products provide higher yields and quality while managing pesticide resistance
and residues. MBI is selling its award-winning Regalia® biofungicide in the U.S. and
other countries, and also recently introduced Grandevo™,
a broad-spectrum, highly effective natural insecticide for use on agricultural and ornamental crops. MBI is addressing the water market with
Zequanox® for controlling invasive aquatic mussels in fresh waterways.
University of Maryland Extension
University of Maryland Extension (UME) is a statewide, informal education system within the College of
Agriculture & Natural Resources and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. UME educational programs
and problem-solving assistance are available to citizens and are based on the research and experience
of land-grant universities such as the University of Maryland, College Park. In Maryland, UME employs
approximately 200 faculty and approximately 200 support staff and contractual employees located at the
University of Maryland, College Park, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 23 counties, Baltimore City,
and four research & education centers. Many UME faculty members located on the College Park campus have
joint appointments with the Maryland Agriculture Experiment Station and Academic programs. These joint
appointments promote the exchange of knowledge among the college's three units. In addition to its
faculty and staff, UME is supported by trained volunteers and citizen-based advisory committees.
Extension programs focus primarily on agriculture, the environment, nutrition and health, and youth and
University of Massachusetts
Agriculture and Landscape Program of UMass Extension
Agriculture is a complex web of soil, air, water, crops, weeds, insects, microbes, animals and people. The Agriculture and Landscape
Program of UMass Extension firmly believes that the need for healthful food and recreational spaces cannot be separated from the need for a healthy,
sustainable environment. It supports this need through University-based research and public education. Our programs, from dairy farms to golf greens,
cranberry bogs to greenhouses, help keep Massachusetts agriculture environmentally friendly and economically healthy, and the Commonwealth a better
place to live.
Michigan State University
MSU Libraries and Department of Plant Pathology
MSU Libraries and the Department of Plant Pathology support the PMN
Partnership. The mission of the Department of Plant Pathology at Michigan State University is to generate
new scientific knowledge about plant pathogens and the diseases they cause through strategic research programs,
and to disseminate and use this knowledge through education, Extension and outreach programs. The generated
knowledge is used to further the discipline of plant pathology and to assist our stakeholders in Michigan,
the United States and the world in the control and management of plant diseases in agricultural, forestry and
urban systems by providing tools that promote environmental safety and economic productivity.
MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
MSU Department of Plant Pathology
University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
University of Minnesota Libraries
Several units within the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
and the U of M Libraries enthusiastically support the PMN Partnership. The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is consistently ranked among the top five colleges
of agriculture in the world and is home to faculty and students who are recognized as global
leaders in their fields. The departments in our College are dedicated to providing access to a
high quality education, helping citizens solve real-world problems and advance economically. We
are also committed to preparing top-notch professionals to meet environmental, food and
agricultural systems needs, and contributing to a broad public understanding regarding complex
environmental, food and agricultural issues. The University of Minnesota Libraries are among the
University's and the state's greatest strategic assets. Housed in five major facilities and 11
branch sites on the three Twin Cities campuses, the Libraries provide collections, access, and
service to students, researchers, and citizens of Minnesota and beyond. The Libraries are a vital
intellectual partner in the experience of learning and discovery -- at the University of Minnesota
and throughout the world.
Mississippi State University
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Integrated Pest Management - MSU Extension Service
The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology and the Integrated Pest Management program
through Mississippi State University Extension Service support the PMN Partnership.
Mississippi State University's Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology offers graduate
programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The department also jointly sponsors a Master of
Agriculture degree in Agricultural Pest Management with the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. The department participates in
an interdisciplinary genetics and animal physiology graduate program.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service provides research-based information,
educational programs, and technology transfer focused on issues and needs of the people of Mississippi, enabling them to make
informed decisions about their economic, social, and cultural well-being.
Coordinated Access to the Research and Extension System
MSU Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
MSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
University of Missouri
The Plant Sciences Unit at the University of Missouri
is the foundation of research, teaching, and outreach efforts in plant agriculture at the
University of Missouri-Columbia. The PSU is a division of the MU College of Agriculture, Food
and Natural Resources, and encompasses the disciplines of agronomy, entomology, horticulture,
and plant pathology. This structure of the PSU encourages interdisciplinary cooperation to meet
the needs of farmers, agribusinesses, and others involved in and benefiting from the life sciences.
The PSU is one of six such interdisciplinary units within CAFNR.
Columbia, MO 65211 U.S.A.
Monsanto is the world’s leading agriculture company focused on seeds and traits.
Monsanto focuses on the farm by discovering and delivering innovative products that support the farmers who feed,
fuel and clothe our growing world. Farmers around the world use Monsanto products to address the challenges they face
on the farm and to reduce agriculture’s impact on our environment. To learn more about Monsanto and its commitments,
please visit: www.monsanto.com.
Montana State University Extension
MSU Extension is a statewide educational outreach network
that applies unbiased, research-based university resources to practical needs identified by the people of
Montana in their home communities. The Extension network connects researchers and educators on the MSU campus
with a web of MSU Extension faculty located throughout the state's 56 counties and seven reservations.
Cooperating with local governments and citizens, MSU Extension agents and campus based specialists
collaborate to develop educational programs and partnerships that make a positive difference in people's daily lives.
The result is a dynamic cycle of timely and relevant knowledge, resources and support to help Montanans meet
new challenges, make informed decisions and take action to improve their own quality of life. The Montana State
University Extension Service is dedicated to improving the quality of people's lives by providing research-based
knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of families, communities and
P.O. Box 172230, Bozeman, MT 59717-2230
The Mosaic Company
Mosaic is the world's leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and
potash, two of the primary nutrients required to grow the food the world needs. Our business engages in every phase of
crop nutrition development, from the mining of resources to the production of crop nutrients, feed and industrial
products for customers around the globe. Our customer base includes wholesalers, retail dealers and individual growers
in more than 40 countries. Click here to visit either our corporate website, back-to-basics.net or the Efficient
Fertilizer Use Manual.
Atria Corporate Center, Suite E490
3033 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441
National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants
The National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC) is a national organization
representing 500+ crop consultants and contract researchers across the country. Independent
crop consultants provide research and advisory services to clients for a fee and receive no
compensation from a client's purchase of products based on those recommendations and/or
data. Our members are experts in crop care, integrated pest management, integrated crop
management, and contract research as well as applications in biotechnology and sustainable
agriculture. They are qualified by both education (minimum is a B.S. in an agricultural or
related field) and specific experience (minimum requirement is four years) in agricultural
research or in advising grower clients.
349 East Nolley Drive, Collierville, TN 38017
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation is an independent, nonprofit institute headquartered in Ardmore, Okla. Founded in 1945,
the Noble Foundation conducts direct operations, including assisting farmers and ranchers, and conducting plant science research and agricultural
programs, to enhance agricultural productivity regionally, nationally and internationally.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the state's land-grant university in Nebraska. The department of Plant
Pathology provides fundamental and applied knowledge for solutions to plant diseases with its experts in the
field of plant-pathogenic and plant-associated microorganisms. The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
strives to advance the knowledge, theory, and application of plant and soil sciences and landscape design to
improve plant production systems, to assure an affordable and nutritious food supply, and to enhance environmental
quality in both rural and urban settings. The Department of Plant Pathology and the Department of Agronomy and
Horticulture have a long tradition of excellence in increasing agricultural profitability and improving the
quality of life for citizens of Nebraska and the world. The University Libraries are comprehensive research
libraries that blend today's digital innovations with traditional library services.
Department of Plant Pathology
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service
New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service is the community education arm of New Mexico State University.
As the state's Land Grant University, NMSU is charged with providing research-based educational programs to all New Mexicans. The subjects
of Cooperative Extension Service educational programs are the fabric of life - social development of young people, human nutrition,
environmental stewardship, economic development and community development. The most well known Cooperative Extension Service programs are
4-H youth development, agriculture and natural resources, community economic development, and family and consumer sciences. All are means
toward the end of developing a better quality of life for families in New Mexico's communities. NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service
provides New Mexico's citizenry and communities with effective leadership and collaboration to foster economic, educational, and community
development. Decisions on what educational programs are conducted in communities across the state are largely determined by local advisory
committees and stakeholder groups. Cooperative Extension Service programs are grounded in research-based information and delivered by county
and state-level faculty with specialty expertise. Often these Extension faculty represent the only state-wide source that links NMSU's
research and knowledge bases to community needs.
North Carolina State University
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North
Carolina State University discovers, develops, teaches, and applies knowledge and technology
that enable students, clientele, and citizens of North Carolina and others to improve the
quality of their lives and to enhance the agricultural, economic, environmental, and social
well being of the state and world and to create and extend new knowledge through scientific
research and extension in agriculture and the life sciences.
Department of Plant Pathology
Gardner Hall, Box 7616, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616 U.S.A.
North Dakota State University
As an 1862 land-grant institution, North Dakota State University addresses issues facing North Dakotans through the
College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, the North Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station, Research
Extension Centers, 52 county Extension offices and the Fort Berthold Extension office. The North
Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station develops and disseminates technology important to the production and utilization
of food, feed, fiber and fuel from crop enterprises. Its research enhances the quality of life, sustainability of production
and protection of the environment. To do this effectively, researchers in the nine departments within the NDSU College of
Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources work on basic and advanced research connected to these areas. These
departments work interactively with the eight Research Extension Centers strategically placed throughout the state to
develop techniques and technology for North Dakota, the nation and the rest of the world.
The role of the NDSU Extension Service is to continue to meet the needs of the people as they adapt to a changing
environment. In that role, the Extension staff continues to bring research data to people with individual issues
and needs. The Extension staff also helps producers, businesspeople, families, individuals, youth and communities
address problems holistically.
College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
NDSU Extension Services
NDSU Agricultural Experiment Station
The Ohio State University, OARDC and Extension
The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and Ohio State
University Extension are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of
the people of Ohio, the nation and the world through research on food, agriculture, family and the
environment. Our goals are to produce safe, healthy and affordable food and agricultural products
that help build strong rural and urban communities, promote stewardship of natural resources and
the environment, keep Ohio positioned favorably in a global economy, and most importantly, benefit
you and your family.
Oklahoma State University
The programs of Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
benefit Oklahomans -- rural and urban -- in many ways. County offices of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension
Service are within reach of every citizen of the state, and the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Stations
has research sites across Oklahoma. Their efforts improve the lives of Oklahomans in measurable ways. The
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources provides a first-rate education for many of Oklahoma's
future scientists, educators, agricultural producers, and professionals in a wide variety of occupations,
thus benefiting the state significantly.
139 Agriculture Hall, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 U.S.A.
Oregon State University
The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is Oregon's
principal source of knowledge relating to agricultural and food systems, and a major source of knowledge regarding
environmental quality, natural resources, life sciences, and rural economies and communities worldwide. The College
provides undergraduate and graduate education leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees, and extended education
programs throughout Oregon and beyond. Its research programs create knowledge to solve problems and to build a
knowledge base for the future. It is a source of information and expertise in integrating and applying knowledge
with benefits that are felt in domestic and international settings.
126 Strand Agriculture Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-2212
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
The College of Agricultural Sciences was the first college established at
Penn State. Today, the college is recognized as one of the nation's premier institutions for agricultural research
and education. The college comprises 11 academic units, one school, and cooperative extension offices in each county
in the state. The college creates and shares knowledge that enhances food and agricultural systems, natural resources
and environmental stewardship, and economic and social well being, thereby improving the lives of people in Pennsylvania,
the nation, and the world. The Department of Plant Pathology is proud to be a partner and make the Plant Management
Network available to The Pennsylvania State University community. Sponsorship is made possible through an endowment
established by Albert C. Hiltebrandt.
University Park, PA 16802 U.S.A.
Pioneer Hi-Bred a DuPont business, is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced
plant genetics to farmers worldwide. Pioneer develops, produces, and markets top-quality hybrid seed corn and
provides service to customers in nearly 70 countries. The company also develops and markets hybrids or improved
varieties of sorghum, sunflower, soybean, alfalfa, canola and wheat, as well as forage and grain additives.
Pioneer is a leader in crop genetics research with more than 110 research locations around the globe.
Founded in 1926, Pioneer now employs over 6,000 people worldwide, with headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
Plant Health Initiative
Dedicated to providing up-to-date science-based management recommendations, the Plant Health Initiative
is the soybean grower’s and agronomist’s best information source for reducing yield loss from diseases and insects. The
Plant Health Initiative Web site www.planthealth.info contains management recommendations for viruses, sudden death
syndrome, Phytophthora root rot, SCN, iron deficiency chlorosis, and soybean rust. Insects such as the bean leaf beetle
and Chinese aphid are also discussed. This initiative is a partnership among the North Central Soybean Research Program,
Monsanto Company, Pioneer a DuPont company, Stine Seed Company and 13 Midwest Universities. The North Central Soybean
Research Program pools funding from 12 state soybean checkoff boards to find real solutions to regional production problems.
Potato Association of America
The PAA has as a paramount objective the collection and dissemination
of the best available technical and practical information relating to all aspects of potato production,
biology, and utilization. The PAA serves as the official professional society for those involved in potato
research, extension, production, and utilization. The Association provides opportunities to contribute in
one or more of seven sections: Breeding & Genetics, Certification, Extension, Plant Protection, Physiology,
Production & Management, and Utilization & Marketing.
The University of Maine
5719 Crossland Hall, Room 220
Orono, ME 04469-5719
The Purdue University School of Agriculture
strives to serve food, agriculture, and natural resource systems by providing
exceptional education, discovering new knowledge, and helping citizens improve their
lives. Across Indiana, Purdue University's Agricultural Research Programs
operate eight Agricultural Centers in areas representative of the state's
varied soil types and microclimates. By closely working with Purdue
Extension, the University is able to transfer knowledge to citizens in all
of Indiana's 92 counties. Purdue University School of Agriculture provides
the link between land-grant research and Indiana citizens, and prepares
students for success in business, science, and natural resources careers.
School of Agriculture
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA
Royal Netherlands Society of Plant Pathology
The Royal Netherlands Society of Plant Pathology (KNPV) was founded in 1891. It is the oldest
plant-pathological society and has currently over 600 members. The aim of the KNPV is to stimulate cooperation and
communication between persons with an interest in plant protection, plant diseases and their causal organisms,
pest insects and mites and weeds. The KNPV is a platform for interaction between all persons involved in crop
protection, including education, consultancy, industry, trade, crop production, policy making and research.
These representatives usually meet in KNPV working groups that address specific plant diseases. The KNPV annually
organizes several national meetings. Through grants and sponsoring of events, national and international cooperation
The society’s former journal ‘The Netherlands Journal of Plant Pathology’ was continued in 1994 as the
internationally renowned European Journal of Plant Pathology (EJPP) that was sold to Kluwer Publishers, which was
subsequently acquired by Springer Publishers. The KNPV is contractually linked to EJPP that is published in
cooperation with the European Foundation for Plant Pathology (EFPP) whose General Secretary is historically a
member of the KNPV. On the national level, the KNPV publishes its journal ‘Gewasbescherming’ (Crop Protection).
Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences is a degree-granting unit of
Rutgers University located on the George H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In line with Rutgers' strong
land-grant tradition, faculty members from the school pursue mission-based teaching, research, and outreach
that address real-world problems, and encourage students to adopt the same mission-based approach to their educational
experience at Rutgers. The school's undergraduate programs are designed to promote the multidisciplinary study
of challenges facing society in areas that cover the biological spectrum from organisms to ecosystems, with an equal
emphasis on the social and human dimensions of these challenges. Twenty-five bachelor's degree programs,
many with areas of further concentration, are available to the school's undergraduates. Often, teaching, research,
and outreach are done in collaboration with faculty members from various departments, centers, and institutes
from throughout the university and beyond. The school's students not only have access to quality classroom experiences,
but also the opportunity to participate with faculty in world-class research projects funded by agencies such as the
National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the United States Department of Agriculture.
They also have the opportunity to work with faculty of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station throughout
the state to apply Rutgers' research to address local needs.
SFP set out to help growers with one simple goal in mind: give plants the nutrients they need, so they
have the opportunity to increase yields and return on investment for the producer. Fertilizer inefficiency has been a struggle for farmers for more
than a hundred years, we made it our mission to make more of those nutrients available where it matters – to their crop. That's the heart of SFP –
putting revolutionary fertilizer efficiency technologies to work in the field, boosting yields across the globe and helping producers get more from
their crops and their dollar.
Sports Turf Managers Association
STMA is the not-for-profit, professional association for the men and women who manage sports fields
worldwide. Since 1981, the association and its 34 local chapters have been providing education, information and sharing practical knowledge in the
art and science of sports field management. Its more than 2,800 members oversee sports fields and facilities at schools, colleges and universities,
parks and recreational facilities, and professional sports stadiums. For more information, log on to www.STMA.org.
Society of Nematologists
Nematodes are the most abundant multicellular animals on the face of the earth. They occur literally
everywhere - in soil and decaying matter from the poles to the tropics, in all forms of plant life, in the bodies of almost all animals,
including humans, and in insects. The Society of Nematologists (SON) is an international organization formed to advance the science of
nematology in both its fundamental and economic aspects. To serve this purpose, SON acts as an agency for the exchange of information,
holds regular meetings, and promotes and extends knowledge in all phases of nematology. The Society operates on a nonprofit basis
exclusively for the accomplishment of these educational and scientific goals.
South Dakota State University
Plant Science Department
The Plant Science Department at South Dakota State University is comprised of faculty,
staff and graduate students in the areas of Crop Science, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Soil/Water
Science, and Weed Science. The department has a long history of providing quality teaching, research,
extension and technical service programs to students and clientele throughout the state, region and nation.
website: Plant Science Department
Springer announces, exclusively for PMN readers, a 20% discount on its broad range of book publications in the plant and agricultural sciences. Browse, order, and receive your discount by clicking on the Springer logo or the link below.
Springer was founded in Germany in 1842 by Julius Springer. Today Springer, part of Springer
Science and Business Media, is truly a leading global academic publisher — with offices all over the world it is the second-largest
supplier of scientific literature. The Life and Plant Sciences portfolio alone boasts 250 journals and 400 new books each year and
Springer is renowned as being a leading publisher in this dynamic field.
PMN Premium Partner
For the 20,000 people of Syngenta, farmland is not just another place to do
business. It's the place we call home. Syngenta brings together the
industry-leading skills or Novartis Agribusiness and Zeneca Agrochemicals to
form a company dedicated to innovative crop protection, seed solutions and
sustainable agriculture around the world. And nothing else. In other
words, we're passionately focused on seeing crops do well. Just like
someone else we know.
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
Tennessee's forests, pastures, and farmlands are our classrooms. So are the state's gardens
and arboretums, wetlands, and watersheds. The classrooms and teaching programs of the University of Tennessee Institute of
Agriculture are as varied as the people they serve. Our programs assist students, farmers, families, 4-H and other youth,
agribusinesses, state and federal agencies, consumers, and the general public. The Institute of Agriculture is made up of four
units that provide instruction, research and public service. These units include the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and
Natural Resources, the UT Agricultural Experiment Station, and UT Extension.
2621 Morgan Circle, 101 Morgan Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996
UT Institute of Agriculture
UT Agricultural Experiment Station
Texas A&M University
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The majority of our students come from cities, not farms and ranches. They have a
variety of interests, from saving the environment to becoming lawyers and doctors, and go on to successful careers in
areas such as natural resources and wildlife management, biotechnology, agricultural engineering, business and government,
veterinary medicine, and food technology and nutritional sciences. The College has 14 departments and 26 undergraduate
major fields of study. Master's and doctoral degrees are offered in each of the departments. With one of the largest
enrollments of any college of agriculture in the nation, COALS also offers programs in entomology, rangeland ecology,
horticulture, plant pathology, bioenvironmental sciences, biotechnology, floriculture, poultry science, forestry and
109 Kleberg Bldg., 2402 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2402
United Soybean Board
The United Soybean Board is made up of 69 farmer-directors who oversee the investments of the soybean checkoff on behalf of
all U.S. soybean farmers, who support this checkoff with individual contributions of 0.5 percent of the market price per bushel sold each
season. The soybean checkoff helps facilitate market growth and creation by funding and directing marketing, research and commercialization
programs. By building demand both at home and abroad, the soybean checkoff helps ensure a strong and profitable future for U.S. soybean
USGA Green Section
The Green Section Department of the United States Golf Association, founded more than eight decades ago, remains the
nation's chief authority regarding impartial, authoritative information for turfgrass management. Established in 1920, the Green
Section involves itself in every phase of golf course maintenance and management. The Turf Advisory Service brings to golf courses
a wealth of information regarding maintenance of golf courses. The Green Section's activities also include funding research on new,
improved strains of turfgrass and the promotion of environmentally sensitive construction and maintenance practices.
USGA Green Section
P.O. Box 708, Far Hills, N.J. 07931
Valent U.S.A. Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, is a leading plant protection firm serving the agricultural and non-crop products markets in North America. Valent products help growers produce safe and abundant food and fiber crops, and horticultural professionals improve the quality of life for their customers.
The corporate motto, Products That Work, From People Who Care®, describes the company's business philosophy. Valent seeks out and provides
customers with innovative and effective solutions to their production challenges. Valent's portfolio includes products for conventional and
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Cooperative Extension is an educational outreach program of
Virginia's two land grant universities: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University, and Virginia State University. Virginia Cooperative Extension
enables people to improve their lives through an educational process that uses
scientific knowledge. Building on the strength of our agriculture, natural
resource, family, and community heritage, we enable people to shape their
futures through research based educational programs. We are a dynamic
organization which stimulates positive personal and societal change leading to
more productive lives, families, farms, and forests, as well as a better
environment in urban and rural communities.
101 Hutcheson Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061 U.S.A.
Washington State University
College of Agricultural, Human, & Natural Resource Sciences
Recognizing its unique land-grant research and education mission, Washington State University's College of Agricultural,
Human, & Natural Resource Sciences provides leadership in discovering, accessing, and disseminating knowledge through high quality
research, instruction and extension programs that contribute to a safe, abundant food and fiber supply and enhance sustainability of
agricultural and economic systems. WSU Extension works with the people of Washington to address issues of plant and animal
systems management, natural resources management, integrated pest management, and local and community food systems.
Pullman, WA 99164-6242 U.S.A.
Weed Science Society of America
The Weed Science Society of America promotes research, education, and extension
outreach activities related to weeds; provides science-based information to the public and policy makers; and fosters
awareness of weeds and their impacts on managed and natural ecosystems.
PO Box 7050, Lawrence, KS 66044-88977
West Virginia University Extension Service:
Agricultural and Natural Resources Program Unit
The primary mission of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Unit is to assist owners
and users of West Virginia's natural resources to gain competitive social and economic benefits from these
resources. The Unit, through research and experience-based information, will empower the stewards and users of West
Virginia landscapes to manage the agriculture, forests, water, soil, wildlife, and other natural resources in a
sustainable manner that will satisfy the needs of the current and future generations. This education/technology
transfer effort, developed by a partnership of researchers, educators and citizens, will help resource users
develop critical skill and problem-solving abilities necessary to make the correct natural resource decisions.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Steenbock Memorial Library
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences aims to improve the quality of
life by discovering, critically analyzing and sharing knowledge in food and
agriculture, the life sciences, natural resource and environmental stewardship,
and rural community development. Strong research-based education is responsive
to public needs and social, economic, and environmental concerns. Steenbock
Memorial Library is the primary resource library for the University of
Wisconsin-Madison's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, School of Human
Ecology, School of Veterinary Medicine and UW Extension, Cooperative Extension.