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Plant Health Progress - Peer-Reviewed Journal of Appied Plant Health

  18 February 2020. St. Paul MN USA                                       ISSN 1535-1025

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Research affecting practical management recommendations.  

Fungicide Selection and Nozzle Arrangement Impact Target Spot Control and Yield of Cotton.
A. K. Hagan, K. L. Bowen, B. Miller, S. Scott, and R. L. Nichols.
3 November 2017. Public Summary | Article

Prevalence of Postharvest Diseases of Mandarin Fruit in California.
S. Saito and C. L. Xiao.
2 November 2017. Public Summary | Article

Occurrence of a Citrus Canker Strain With Limited Host Specificity in South Texas.
J. V. da Graça, M. Kunta, J.-W. Park, M. Gonzalez, G. Santillana, V. Mavrodieva, D. W. Bartels, B. Salas, M. N. Duffel, and J. Dale.
2 November 2017. Public Summary | Article

Effect of Fungicide Program on the Development of Downy Mildew in Three Cucurbit Crops in New Jersey.
C. A. Wyenandt, W. L. Kline, and D. L. Ward.
19 September 2017. Public Summary | Article

Impact of Foliar Fungicides on Gibberella Ear Rot and Deoxynivalenol Levels in Indiana Corn.
N. R. Anderson, M. P. Romero Luna, J. D. Ravellette, and K. A. Wise.
19 September 2017. Public Summary | Article

Three Pythium Species Isolated From Severely Stunted Wheat During an Outbreak in North Carolina.
E. Lookabaugh, B. Shew, and C. Cowger.
8 August 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Increase in Soybean Cyst Nematode Virulence and Reproduction on Resistant Soybean Varieties in Iowa From 2001 to 2015 and the Effects on Soybean Yields.
M. T. McCarville, C. C. Marett, M. P. Mullaney, G. D. Gebhart, and G. L. Tylka.
24 July 2017. Public Summary | Article

Management of Daylily Rust With Different Fungicides and Fungicide Combinations.
R. S. Emmitt and J. W. Buck.
20 July 2017. Public Summary | Article

Assessment of Commercial Soybean Cultivars for Resistance Against Prevalent Heterodera glycines Populations of South Dakota.
K. Acharya, C. Tande, and E. Byamukama.
20 July 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Timing of Strobilurin Fungicide for Control of Top Dieback in Corn.
E. Adee and S. Duncan.
6 July 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Association of the Carrot Pathogen Alternaria dauci With New Diseases, Alternaria Leaf Speck, of Lettuce and Celery in California.
S. T. Koike, R. F. Smith, M. D. Cahn, and B. M. Pryor.
6 July 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Impact of Substrate Volumetric Water on Pythium aphanidermatum Infection in Petunia ×hybrida: A Case Study on the Use of Automated Irrigation in Phytopathology Studies.
W. D. Wheeler, J. Williams-Woodward, P. A. Thomas, M. van Iersel, and M. R. Chappell.
26 June 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Alternatives to Current Fumigation Practices in Western States Raspberry.
T. W. Walters, M. Bolda, and I. A. Zasada.
14 June 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Year-to-Year Incidence of Cranberry Fruit Rot and Persistence of Fungal Pathogens.
L. D. Wells-Hansen and P. S. McManus.
14 June 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Identification of Novel Sources of Resistance to Sclerotinia Basal Stalk Rot in South African Sunflower Germplasm.
G. J. Seiler, C. G. Misar, T. J. Gulya, W. R. Underwood, B. C. Flett, M. A. Gilley, and S. G. Markell.
26 May 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Identification of Sources of Resistance to Blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans) in a Brassica napus Germplasm Collection.
S. Mansouripour and L. E. del Río Mendoza.
23 May 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Survival of Stenocarpella maydis on Corn Residue in Indiana.
M. P. Romero Luna, J. J. Camberato, and K. A. Wise.
28 April 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Response of Microbial Populations on the Creeping Bentgrass Phyllosphere to Periodic Fungicide Applications.
J. R. Doherty, M. Botti-Marino, J. P. Kerns, D. F. Ritchie, and J. A. Roberts.
24 April 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Soybean Yield Loss Estimates Due to Diseases in the United States and Ontario, Canada, from 2010 to 2014.
T. W. Allen, C. A. Bradley, A. J. Sisson, E. Byamukama, M. I. Chilvers, C. M. Coker, A. A. Collins, J. P. Damicone, A. E. Dorrance, N. S. Dufault, P. D. Esker, T. R. Faske, L. J. Giesler, A. P. Grybauskas, D. E. Hershman, C. A. Hollier, T. Isakeit, D. J. Jardine, H. M. Kelly, R. C. Kemerait, N. M. Kleczewski, S. R. Koenning, J. E. Kurle, D. K. Malvick, S. G. Markell, H. L. Mehl, D. S. Mueller, J. D. Mueller, R. P. Mulrooney, B. D. Nelson, M. A. Newman, L. Osborne, C. Overstreet, G. B. Padgett, P. M. Phipps, P. P. Price, E. J. Sikora, D. L. Smith, T. N. Spurlock, C. A. Tande, A. U. Tenuta, K. A. Wise, and J. A. Wrather.
13 April 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Pachysandra Species and Cultivar Susceptibility to the Boxwood Blight Pathogen, Calonectria pseudonaviculata.
J. A. LaMondia.
13 April 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access First Description of the Causal Agent of Taproot Decline of Soybean, an Emerging Disease in the Southern United States.
T. Allen, B. Bluhm, K. Conner, V. Doyle, T. Price, E. Sikora, R. Singh, T. Spurlock, M. Tomaso-Peterson, and T. Wilkerson.
5 April 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Fungicide Rotation Programs for Managing Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon in Southeastern United States.
C. S. Kousik, P. Ji, D. S. Egel, and L. M. Quesada-Ocampo.
5 April 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Monitoring Using a Sentinel Plant System Reveals Very Limited Aerial Spread of Phytophthora ramorum From Infected Ornamental Plants in a Quarantine Research Nursery.
T. Pastalka, S. Rooney-Latham, K. Kosta, K. Suslow, V. Huffman, S. Ghosh, and W. Schweigkofler.
16 March 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Western Flower Thrips Can Transmit Tomato spotted wilt virus From Virus-infected Tomato Fruits.
S. A. Szostek, P. Rodriguez, J. Sanchez, S. Adkins, and R. A. Naidu.
16 March 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Reaction of Selected Cultivars of Sugar Maple to Anthracnose in North Alabama.
A. K. Hagan, K. L. Bowen, K. N. Conner, J. L. Sibley, and A. W. Caylor.
30 January 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access ECX: An R Package for Studying Sensitivity of Antimicrobial Substances Using Spiral Plating Technology.
G. A. Torres-Londoño, M. Hausbeck, and J. Hao.
13 January 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Evaluation of Plant Health Programs Using Outcome Mapping.
A. L. Testen, D. P. Mamiro, J. Nahson, H. D. Mtui, and S. A. Miller.
6 December 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Evaluation of Chipped Cankers for Management of Eastern Filbert Blight.
S. Heckert, J. W. Pscheidt, and S. A. Cluskey.
5 December 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Effectiveness of a Low-volume Spray Technology in the Control of Major Strawberry Diseases in Florida.
L. G. Cordova and N. A. Peres.
8 November 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Identifying Soybean Rust-resistant and Susceptible Populations of Kudzu to Increase Disease Monitoring Efficiency in Alabama.
E. J. Sikora and M. A. Delaney.
8 November 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Analyses of Yield and Economic Response from Foliar Fungicide and Insecticide Applications to Soybean in the North Central United States.
Y. R. Kandel, D. S. Mueller, C. E. Hart, N. R. C. Bestor, C. A. Bradley, K. A. Ames, L. J. Giesler, and K. A. Wise.
7 November 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Effect of Seed Treatment on Early Season Brown Spot Caused by Septoria glycines of Soybean.
J. C. Batzer, Y. R. Kandel, C. A. Bradley, M. I. Chilvers, A. U. Tenuta, K. A. Wise, E. Hernández, and D. S. Mueller.
20 October 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Corn Yield Loss Estimates Due to Diseases in the United States and Ontario, Canada from 2012 to 2015.
D. S. Mueller, K. A. Wise, A. J. Sisson, T. W. Allen, G. C. Bergstrom, D. B. Bosley, C. A. Bradley, K. D. Broders, E. Byamukama, M. I. Chilvers, A. Collins, T. R. Faske, A. J. Friskop, R. W. Heiniger, C. A. Hollier, D. C. Hooker, T. Isakeit, T. A. Jackson-Ziems, D. J. Jardine, H. M. Kelly, K. Kinzer, S. R. Koenning, D. K. Malvick, M. McMullen, R. F. Meyer, P. A. Paul, A. E. Robertson, G. W. Roth, D. L. Smith, C. A. Tande, A. U. Tenuta, P. Vincelli, and F. Warner.
28 September 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Quality Assessment of the Commercially Available Predator Amblyseius swirskii (Acari: Phytoseiidae).
L. Lopez and H. A. Smith.
14 September 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Polyoxin D and Other Biopesticides Reduce Gummy Stem Blight But Not Anthracnose on Melon Seedlings.
A. P. Keinath.
17 August 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Comparison of Two Soil Sampling Methods for Estimating Population Densities of Heterodera glycines Cysts.
E. Smrtnik, T. Niblack, P. Paul, A. Dorrance, and D. Bruns.
15 August 2016. Public Summary | Article

Issues impacting horticulture, agriculture, the environment, and society.  

Fungal Plant Pathogens Associated with Emerging Crops in North America: A Challenge for Plant Health Professionals.
F. M. Dugan, S. L. Lupien, and J. Hu.
22 December 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Biology and Economics of Recommendations for Insecticide-Based Management of Soybean Aphid.
R. L. Koch, B. D. Potter, P. A. Glogoza, E. W. Hodgson, C. H. Krupke, J. F. Tooker, C. D. DiFonzo, A. P. Michel, K. J. Tilmon, T. J. Prochaska, J. J. Knodel, R. J. Wright, T. E. Hunt, B. Jensen, A. J. Varenhorst, B. P. McCornack, K. A. Estes, and J. L. Spencer.
30 December 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Cryptic Species: A Leitmotif of Contemporary Mycology Has Challenges and Benefits for Plant Pathologists.
F. M. Dugan and S. Everhart.
1 December 2016. Public Summary | Article

Methods for identifying plant health problems and their causes  

Boxwood Dieback Caused By Colletotrichum theobromicola: A Diagnostic Guide.
R. Singh and V. P. Doyle.
21 September 2017. Public Summary | Article

Distinctive Symptoms and Signs of Downy Mildew on Cold-Climate Wine Grape Cultivars.
D. S. Jones and P. S. McManus.
19 September 2017. Public Summary | Article

USDA's preparation for threatening new plant diseases.  

Open Access Recovery Plan for Laurel Wilt of Avocado, Caused by Raffaelea lauricola.
R. C. Ploetz, M. A. Hughes, P. E. Kendra, S. W. Fraedrich, D. Carrillo, L. L. Stelinski, J. Hulcr, A. E. Mayfield, III, T. J. Dreaden, J. H. Crane, E. A. Evans, B. A. Schaffer, and J. A. Rollins.
4 April 2017. Public Summary | Supplemental Materials | Article

Short reports on new findings and recommendations relevant to practitioners.  

Soybean Cyst Nematode (Heterodera glycines) Distribution in North Carolina, U.S.A.
W. Ye.
22 December 2017. Public Summary | Article

First Report of Sclerotinia minor Infecting Eclipta prostrata in Texas.
J. E. Woodward, P. A. Dotray, J. M. Cason, and T. A. Baughman.
22 December 2017. Public Summary | Article

Monitoring Bean pod mottle virus and Soybean mosaic virus Incidence at Different Soybean Growth Stages in Alabama.
E. J. Sikora, J. F. Murphy, and K. N. Conner.
28 July 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Known Distribution of the Soybean Cyst Nematode, Heterodera glycines, in the United States and Canada, 1954 to 2017.
G. L. Tylka and C. C. Marett.
24 July 2017. Public Summary | Supplemental Materials | Article

Open Access First Report of Tomato chlorotic spot virus in Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) and Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) in Florida.
R. N. Raid, J. R. Allingham, J. E. Funderburk, T. Skarlinsky, S. F. Hutton, W. W. Turechek and S. Adkins.
6 July 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Tomato chlorotic spot virus Identified in Marsdenia floribunda in Florida.
K. K. Dey, M. J. Melzer, S. Xiaoan, and S. Adkins.
6 July 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access First Report of Rose rosette virus Associated with Rose Rosette Disease in Rosa hybrida in Minnesota.
S. Bratsch, D. Zlesak, D. Mollov, and B. Lockhart.
14 June 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Disease Dynamics of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on Stevia in North Carolina.
A. M. Koehler and H. D. Shew.
14 June 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access First Report of Stem and Bulb Nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci on Garlic in New Mexico.
J. M. French, J. Beacham, A. Garcia, N. P. Goldberg, S. H. Thomas, and S. F. Hanson.
22 May 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access First Detection of Boscalid Resistance in Podosphaera xanthii in the United States Associated With Failure to Control Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in New York and New Jersey in 2009.
M. T. McGrath and C. A. Wyenandt.
16 May 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access First Report of Resistance to Quinoxyfen in Podosphaera xanthii, Causal Agent of Cucurbit Powdery Mildew, in the United States.
M. T. McGrath.
16 May 2017. Public Summary | Supplemental Materials | Article

Open Access First Report of Puccinia coronata var. coronata sensu stricto Infecting Alder Buckthorn in the United States.
S. C. Kenaley, G. Ecker, and G. C. Bergstrom.
12 May 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access First Report of Tomato chlorotic spot virus in the Non-Solanaceous Weeds Erect Spiderling (Boerhavia erecta), Asian Spiderflower (Cleome viscosa), and Sweet Chili Pepper (Capsicum chinense) in Puerto Rico.
C. E. de Jensen, I. E. Badillo-Vargas, G. Frantz, H. C. Mellinger, W. W. Turechek, S. F. Hutton, J. E. Funderburk, R. A. Naidu, and S. Adkins.
22 March 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access First Report of Sclerotinia Blight Caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on Peanut in Arkansas.
T. R. Faske, G. Drennan, and K. Hurd.
16 March 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Incidence and Pathogenicity of Didymella americana on Table Beet in New York.
N. Vaghefi, J. R. Kikkert, and S. J. Pethybridge.
5 January 2017. Public Summary | Article

Open Access First Report of Boxwood Blight Caused by Calonectria pseudonaviculata in Florida.
F. Iriarte, M. Paret, G. Knox, T. Schubert, A. Jeyaprakash, and D. Davison.
31 October 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Neonectria Canker Found on Spruce and Fir in Swedish Christmas Tree Plantations.
M. Pettersson, J. Frampton, J. Rönnberg, and V. Talgø.
17 September 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access The G143A Mutation is Responsible for Strobilurin Fungicide Resistance in Cercospora cf. flagellaris, a Leaf Blight and Purple Seed Stain Pathogen of Louisiana Soybean.
S. Albu, T. Price, V. Doyle, B. Padgett, and R. Schneider.
7 September 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access First Report of a 16SrI (Aster Yellows) Group Phytoplasma in Phlox in the United States.
A. E. Sathoff, D. Rajendran, S. D. Wannemuehler, K. Sweeney, F. Manan, Z. C. Kosgey, L. H. Garber, and B. E. Lockhart.
7 September 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Evidence for a Disease Complex Between Pythium aphanidermatum and Root-knot Nematodes in Cucumber.
K. A. Morris, D. B. Langston, B. Dutta, R. F. Davis, P. Timper, J. P. Noe, and D. W. Dickson.
7 September 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access First Report of Rose Rosette Disease Caused by Rose rosette virus on Knock Out Roses in Louisiana.
R. Singh, R. Valverde, M. Cook, and A. Owings.
30 August 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access A Standardized Inoculation Protocol to Test Wheat Cultivars for Reaction to Head Blast Caused by Magnaporthe oryzae (Triticum pathotype).
C. D. Cruz, W. W. Bockus, J. P. Stack, B. Valent, J. N. Maciel, and G. L. Peterson.
25 August 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Distribution of Phytophthora spp. in Southern Texas Citrus Grove Soils.
M. RoyChowdhury, M. Saini, T. Driver, and B. Minton.
18 August 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Surveying for Virus-vectoring Nematodes in Container-grown Blueberry Plants in Oregon.
D. Sharma-Poudyal, C. Fraley, and N. K. Osterbauer.
15 August 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Overwintering Stages of Pseudosclerotia Development for Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi, Causal Agent of Mummy Berry Disease on Highbush Blueberry in North America.
J. Florence and J. W. Pscheidt.
15 August 2016. Public Summary | Article

 News and Opinions

Opinions on issues impacting plant health maintenance.  

Open Access A Workflow for Extracting Plot-level Biophysical Indicators From Aerially Acquired Multispectral Imagery.
M. Wallhead, H. Zhu, J. Sulik, and W. Stump.
12 May 2017. Public Summary | Supplemental Materials | Article

Open Access Understanding Soybean Cyst Nematode HG Types and Races.
G. L. Tylka.
20 June 2016. Public Summary | Article

Letters to the editor.  

Open Access On Seed Transmissibility of Soybean vein necrosis-associated virus in Symptomless Soybean Seedlings.
M. R. Hajimorad.
23 August 2016. Public Summary | Article

Open Access Response to "On Seed Transmissibility of Soybean vein necrosis-associated virus in Symptomless Soybean Seedlings." D. L. Smith.
23 August 2016. Public Summary | Article

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