Plant Management Network News
Number 60: January 25, 2007


Acknowledgement of Reviewers: 2006
The Plant Management Network and the editors of Applied Turfgrass Science, Crop Management, Forage and Grazinglands, and Plant Health Progress wish to gratefully acknowledge those individuals who have served as reviewers in 2006. All submitted articles published in PMN
s journals are rigorously peer-reviewed and we thank those in the scientific community who have provided their generous time and talent in this process.


PMN Site Traffic Grows
Plant Management Network site traffic reached nearly 200,000 visitors in 2006. Thats up from 112,000 in 2005!



Arthropod Management Tests Now Available 
The 2006 volume of Arthropod Management Tests is now available through PMNs suite of online resources. It joins the previous year’s volume, each of which were contributed by the Entomological Society of America. Other field efficacy trials available under the Resources tab on the Plant Management Network homepage include B&C Tests, F&N Tests, and Variety Trials.



Seed Biotech Center Seeks Executive Director
A new employment opportunity is now available through PMN’s Employment/Internship Posting Service.  Employment and internship postings may be submitted at no cost and listings are freely available to all PMN subscribers and at PMN’s partner institutions.

PMN Plant Science Database Search
The PMN Plant Science Database offers access to more than 5,000 web-based documents and resources, including PMN’s research and industry news articles, partner fact sheets, management recommendations, product listings, training materials, and other resources hosted by PMN’s partner organizations. This month’s featured search is forage.

New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands

Conversion from Corn to Grassland Provides Economic and Environmental Benefits to a Maryland Beef Farm      Summary | Article

A Guide to Making Soybean Silage
Summary | Article


Grain Industry Plays Key Role in Aflatoxin Containment. Article

Dried Distiller's Grains Can Help Produce More Beef. Article

Only the Largest Prairie Dog Colonies Can Affect Weight of Livestock, Colorado State University Study Finds. Article

New Articles from
Plant Health Progress

Phytophthora Root Rot and Stem Canker Found on Nordmann and Subalpine Fir in Norwegian Christmas Tree Plantations 
Summary | Article

Evaluation of Pathogenicity of Bipolaris and Curvularia spp. on Dwarf and Ultradwarf Bermudagrasses in Florida  Summary | Article


Diagnostic Guides:
Bacterial Diseases of Dry Edible Beans in the Central High Plains Summary | Article


Once Again . . . Waiting in the Wings . . . HESSIAN FLIES! Article

UC Farm Advisor Offers Book on Vegetable Diseases. Article

Controlling Corn Insects and Diseases Critical in Corn-After-Corn Fields. Article

New Pinto Bean Resists Viral Diseases. Article

Scientists Probe "Fly Spit" for Clues to Serious Wheat Pest. Article

Weed Implicated in Potato Blight Persistence. Article

New Articles from Applied Turfgrass Science

Nutrient Runoff From Bermudagrass Golf Course Fairways After Aerification
Summary | Article

Management of Velvet Bentgrass Putting Greens
Summary | Article

Firebird Pro Insecticide Added to Phoenix Environmental Care LLC Product Line. Article

Sierraform GT, a Breakthrough in Golf Green Fertilizers. Article

Re-application of Fungicides for Pink and Gray Snow Mold. Article


New Articles from Crop Management

Yield and Quality Response of Rice Cultivars to Preflood and Late-season Nitrogen Summary | Article

Effect of a Mustard Green Manure on Potato Yield and Disease Incidence in a Rainfed Environment
Summary | Article

Utility of Residual Herbicides in No-till Double-Crop Glyphosate-Resistant Soybean Production
Summary | Article

Herbicide Impacts on Soil Seed Bank in a Sugarbeet Rotation  Summary | Article

Soil Chemical Properties and Rice Yield Response to Nitrogen Rate and Timing After Precision-Leveling
Summary | Article

Crop Management Practices in Indiana Soybean Production Systems  Summary | Article


Using Plants to Clean Up Soil. Article

NK Brand Adds 13 Corn Hybrids for 2007 Planting. Article

Composite Products may Offer Agriculture Industry New Markets, Construction Industry New Materials. Article

NK Brand Expands 2007 Soybean Portfolio. Article

2006 Sunflower Trial Data Available. Article

New Publication Available on Converting Manure to Energy. Article

Giant Ragweed Seventh U.S. Weed Confirmed Resistant to Glyphosate. Article

Pioneer Releases 86 New Hybrids for 2007 Planting. Article

Could Improved Wheats Reduce Magnesium Deficiencies? Article

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