Plant Management Network News
Number 72: January 23, 2008

PMN Has Record Year of Site Traffic

The Plant Management Network has completed another record year for site traffic. Calendar year 2007 finished with over a quarter million unique site visitors—257,806 to be exact. Please consider PMN’s four peer-reviewed journals as a place to publish your latest applied plant science information and reach readers worldwide.

2007 Soybean Rust Proceedings Now Posted

The Proceedings of the 2007 National Soybean Rust Symposium is now posted on the PMN Soybean Rust Information Center. The recent symposium was successful in meeting a range of informational needs for a diverse group of stakeholders, including university, commodity, government, and industry participants. This is the third such symposium of which the proceedings of each are published on the PMN website.

Soybean Webcasts Available

The following webcasts are now available from PMN’s Focus on Soybean:

• Choosing Specialty Soybeans for the Right Niche Markets - Palle Pedersen

• Soybean Cyst Nematode: Biology, Scouting, and Management - Gregory Tylka

• Soybean Production - Shawn Conley

• Soybean Rust - Bob Kemerait

• Soybean Viruses - Loren Giesler

• Soybean White Mold - Craig Grau

• Sudden Death Syndrome - John Rupe

Acknowledgement of Reviewers: 2007

The Plant Management Network and the editors of Applied Turfgrass Science, Crop Management, Forage and Grazinglands, and Plant Health Progress wish to gratefully acknowledge the over 500 individuals who have served as reviewers in 2007. 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.

Plant Health Progress Editor's Pick

Beer drinkers take note. Hop stunt viroid, the causal agent of hop stunt disease, was detected for the first time in hop plants in North America. Kenneth Eastwell and Mark Nelson describe their efforts to identify which viroids are present in Washington state production regions and discuss the potential impact of these pathogens on U.S. hop production.

Positions Available

Submit new employment/intern listings online. It’s free!


*Ag Research, Development, and Ed Center Manager
*Graduate Student Assistantship – Extension
*Research Technologist I
*Dairy Science Advisor

See postings at PMN’s Employment/Internship Posting Service.

New Articles from
Plant Health Progress


Shift in Virulence of Soybean Cyst Nematode is Associated with Use of Resistance from PI 88788     Summary | Article

Spinetoram Is Compatible with the Key Natural Enemy of Frankliniella Species Thrips in Pepper     Summary | Article

Diagnostic Guide

Isolation, Storage, Pathotype Characterization, and Evaluation of Resistance for Phytophthora sojae in Soybean   Summary | Article


First Record of Pepper Weevil Infestation in Virginia    Summary | Article

Phytophthora ramorum
Infects Hazelnut, Vine Maple, Blue Blossom, and Manzanita Species in California    Summary | 


Researchers Unmask How Harmful Soybean Parasite Operate   Article

The Gall of That Midge!   Article

Endigo Insecticide Registered for Use in Potatoes   Article

National Pesticide Hotline Provides Information in More Than 170 Languages   Article

Growers Rapidly Adopting HERCULEX® XTRA in First Two Years of Availability   Article

Scientists Identify Bacterial Pathogen of Citrus  

For Best Pest Detection, Suit the Attractant to the Fruit Fly   Article

Texas Growers Could Benefit From Asian Cockroaches Article

ARS Scientists Seek Solution for Black Raspberry Decline   Article

New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands


Nitrogen Fertilizer Rate and Weather Dictate Nutritive Value of Fall Stockpiled Bermudagrass   Summary | Article


Choose the Best Forage Option for Your Horse   Article

Winter Feeding Strategies for Beef Cows   Article


New Articles from
Crop Management

Corn and Cotton Yield with Two Surface Drip Lateral Spacings   Summary | Article


Plan Now for Fertilizer Needs, Agronomist Says   Article

Planting Soybeans   Article

Lower Hop Trellises for Higher Profits   Article

Springer Launches Tropical Plant Biology  

UNL-USDA Study: Major Net Energy Gain from Switchgrass-based Ethanol  

2008 Edition of the 'Corn and Soybean Field Guide' Is
Available   Article

Mississippi Blues...Blueberries, That Is  

Pioneer Releases 59 New Hybrids for 2008 Planting   

SDSU Publication: 2007 Sunflower Trials   Article

New Articles from
Applied Turfgrass Science


Sod Production Utilizing an Improved Seeded Bermudagrass Cultivar    Summary | Article

Management Guide

A Guide to Establishing Seeded Bermudagrass in the Transition Zone   Summary | Article


New Year's Resolution: Store Lawn Chemicals Safely   Article

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