Plant Management Network News
Number 84: January 14, 2009

American Society of Agronomy  The American Phytopathological Society  Crop Science Society of America

From the Network

2008 Is Record Year for Site Traffic

Plant Management Network has completed another record year for site traffic. Calendar year 2008 finished with 359,026 unique site visitors. Thatís an increase of nearly 40% over 2007ís record of 257,806. Please consider PMNís four peer-reviewed journals as a place to publish your applied agricultural and plant science information and reach readers worldwide.

PMN Welcomes the American Forage and Grassland Council

The Plant Management Network is pleased to announce the American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) as its newest partner. AFGC is dedicated to advancing the use of forage as a prime feed resource. Its 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. Its primary objective is to promote the profitable production and sustainable utilization of quality forage and grasslands. To enroll your organization or learn more about the PMN partners program, please contact us.

Webcast Gives Tour of PMNís Online Resources

PMN recently hosted a live webcast demonstrating its informational resources and how to use them. Specifically, it showed how agricultural practitioners may use PMNís various tools in their daily work. The webcast was presented by Howard Brown, current chair of the International Certified Crop Adviser Board, and Phil Bogdan, PMN communications manager. While oriented to consultants, the talk provides a quick backgrounder of use to anyone interested in science-based agricultural management information. The webcast is titled An Online Resource to Support Agricultural Practitioners and has been archived for further viewing, sound required.

Sweeney Named CM Editor

Dan Sweeney, Kansas State University, assumed responsibilities as Editor of the journal Crop Management (CM) beginning January 1, 2009. Sweeney succeeds Rob Kallenbach, University of Missouri. Crop Management publishes science-based, practitioner-oriented articles of interest to those involved in all aspects of crop management and production. Submission guidelines are available online.

Acknowledgement of Reviewers: 2008

The Plant Management Network and the editors of the journals Applied Turfgrass Science, Crop Management, Forage and Grazinglands, and Plant Health Progress wish to gratefully acknowledge the 300+ individuals who served as reviewers in 2008. All submitted articles published in PMNís journals undergo rigorous peer-review and we thank those in the scientific community who have generously provided their time and expertise in this process.

2008 Arthropod Management Tests Posted 

The 2008 volume of Arthropod Management Tests (AMT) is now available through PMN. It joins previous year volumes, beginning with 2005. AMT is an annual publication of the Entomological Society of America.

Plant Health Progress Editor's Pick

Alternaria alternata and Plectosporium tabacinum on Snap Beans: Pathogenicity, Cultivar Reaction, and Fungicide Efficacy

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New Articles from . . .


Drought Tolerance of Kentucky Bluegrass and Hybrid Bluegrass Cultivars   Summary | Article


Hakonechloa Grass Named 2009 Perennial Plant of the Year   Article

From Golf to Gulf, Drainage Industry Greens   Article


Forage and Grazinglands

Variety Trial Results

Wisconsin 2008 Cool-Season Grass
Wisconsin 2008 Red Clover
Wisconsin 2008 Alfalfa
Kansas 2008 Interseeded Legumes - Mound Valley

Crop Management


Perspective on Current and Future Agricultural and Environmental Need for Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers   Summary | Article


Soil Tests Prevent Over Fertilizing   Article

Pioneer Releases 96 New Hybrids for 2009 Planting   Article

NCSRP Research Director Says: 'Choose Soybean Varieties Wisely in 2009'    Article

New Winter Wheat Ready for Prime Time   Article

Across the Americas, Squash and Gourd Bees Are Superb Pollinators   Article

World-Record Soybean Producer Extends 100-Plus Per Bushel Production to Commercial Fields   Article

New Sugarcane Cultivars Developed for Sand Soils of South Florida   Article

LSU AgCenter Announces Aromatic Rice Variety   Article

Field Research Supports Use of Nitrification Inhibitors   Article

Crop Production Guide 2009 Available From NDSU   Article

University of Missouri Student Grows Tomatoes in Crushed Glass   Article

Iowa Seed Directory Offers Quality Seed Options   Article

Stored Grain Management Tied to Profits   Article

Holiday Light Technology Could Be the Secret to Growing Better Crops   Article

Producers Should Plan Ahead for 2009 Nitrogen Needs   Article

Wheat Specialist Gives Tips on Evaluating Potential for Winterkill   Article

Variety Trial Results

Pennsylvania 2008 Alfalfa
New Mexico 2008 Wheat - Clovis - Irrigated
New Mexico 2008 Grain Corn - Clovis
New Mexico 2008 Wheat - Clovis - Dryland
New York 2008 Alfalfa
Michigan 2008 Alfalfa


Plant Health Progress


Evaluation of Resistance to Chinch Bug in Pearl Millet in Temperate and Subtropical Environments   Summary | Article


Long-term Survival and Seed Transmission of Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli in Melon and Watermelon Seed   Summary | Article


Advan Becomes Distributor for AgroSource FireWall and FireLine Products   Article

Dow AgroSciences Introduces Low-odor LORSBAN Advanced Insecticide   Article

Grazing Animals Help Spread Plant Disease   Article

Experimental Soybeans Sabotage Roundworm Pest with Its Own Gene   Article

Purdue Study Suggests Warmer Temperatures Could Lead to a Boom in Corn Pests   Article

Pink Hibiscus Mealybug Pheromone Licensed   Article

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