Plant Management Network News
Number 108: January 27, 2011


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


From the Network


PMN Welcomes New Partner

The Plant Management Network is proud to announce its partnership with the United Soybean Board (USB), an organization made up of 69 farmer-directors who oversee the investments of the Soybean Checkoff program on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers. As a partner, the Soybean Checkoff supports PMN’s mission: to enhance the health, management, and production of crops for the benefit of growers.  USB supports soybean growers directly as a major patron of Focus on Soybean.

Introducing Focus on Peanut

The Plant Management Network (PMN) has developed a new prototype for its growing family of commodity-specific webcast resources, titled Focus on Peanut. Like Focus on Soybean and Focus on Potato, Focus on Peanut webcasts will provide peanut producers with applied, science-based information on crop protection and production.  View two sample webcasts by John P. Beasley, Jr., University of Georgia:

- Burrower Bug of Peanut
- 2011 Southeast USA Peanut Production


PMN is currently seeking sponsorships to fund the continued development of these webcasts.  Agribusiness companies, commodity organizations, processors, and other peanut stakeholders can benefit growers by supporting these high-quality, science-based educational materials.  To learn more, please contact Albert Culbreath, University of Georgia, at spotwilt@uga.edu, or Phil Bogdan, Plant Management Network, at pbogdan@scisoc.org.

 

PMN Education Center Revamped, Retooled

The PMN Education Center, the central access point for our growing collection of webcasts, has a new look and features. Webcasts are now searchable by keyword and can also be viewed by commodity.  In addition, links to open-access webcasts, as well as all subscription-based webcasts, like Focus on Potato and Focus on Soybean, are now conveniently featured on the PMN Ed Center’s homepage.  View our latest featured webcasts for soybean, potato, and peanut.

Tisserat Named PHP Editor-in-Chief

Ned Tisserat, Colorado State University, assumed responsibilities as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Plant Health Progress (PHP) beginning January 2011. Tisserat succeeds Mike Matheron, University of Arizona. Tisserat is also pleased to name four new Senior Editors—James Stack, Jay Pscheidt, Pamela Roberts, and Guy Boyd Padget—to the PHP editorial board. PHP publishes articles in all areas affecting plant health, including abiotic disorders, diseases, insects, nematodes, weeds, integrated pest management, and regulatory issues. Submission guidelines are available online.

Special Offers from PMN’s Partner Publishers

Please review this month’s selections


Positions Available


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

CURRENT LISTINGS: 

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Head of Parent Traits
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Associate Plant Scientist (Wheat)
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Endowed Professorship
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Weed Scientist, Assistant/Associate Professor
* Hawaii Conversion Lead

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Plant Pathology Researcher
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Research Associate I
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Nematologist

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


 


New Articles from . . .
Applied Turfgrass Science - Crop Management  
Forage and Grazinglands - Plant Health Progress


Plant Health Progress


Research

Evaluation of a Dynamic Model for Primary Infections Caused by Plasmopara viticola on Grapevine in Quebec     Summary | Article

Diagnostic Guides

Ascochyta Blight of Chickpeas     Summary | Article

News

Bayer CropScience Introduces Stratego YLD Fungicide for Next-Generation Yield Bump     Article

University of Florida Led Team Sequences First Ever Citrus Genomes; Discovery May Help Thwart Greening     Article

Headline Fungicide and Kixor Herbicide Technology Named No-Till Farmer Products of the Year     Article

TAMU Entomologist: Producers Be Mindful of Proper Grain Storage Sanitation Practices     Article

Avicta Complete Beans Offers Triple Protection Against Nematodes, Insects and Diseases     Article

Global Trade Brings in Unwanted Pests That Threaten Our Nation’s Trees     Article

Fungicide Resistance in Frogeye Leaf Spot Confirmed     Article

 

Forage and Grazinglands

Research

Growth Stage Influences Forage Yield and Quality of Winter Rye     Summary | Article

Switchgrass Cultivar Establishment, Iron Chlorosis, and Biomass Yield in Southwest and Southeast Kansas     Summary | Article

Briefs

Soil Type Affected Cowpea Forage Nutritive Value     Summary | Article

News

Stressed Forages Need Some TLC for a Successful 2011 Crop     Article

Despite Snow, Dry Conditions Still Affecting Wheat Pasture Cattle Operations     Article

Extension Specialist Offers Cold-Weather Cow Management Insight     Article

Nutrient Record-Keeping Proves Important for All Producers     Article

Cattle Can Help Restore Degraded Soil     Article

Nutritional Considerations for 2010 Hay Crop     Article

 


Crop Management

Research

Comparison of Soybean, Canola, and Mustard Meals as Organic Sources of Nitrogen for Potatoes in Northern New England     Summary | Article

Winter Wheat Yield Response to a Urea Amended with a Urease Inhibitor and Fertilization Time     Summary | Article

News

Pioneer Hi-Bred Releases 108 New Corn Products for 2011      Article

Oklahoma Producers Should be Assessing Wheat Topdress Needs      Article

Identifying Factors in Atrazine’s Reduced Weed Control      Article

UK Corn Silage Variety Trials Can Aid in 2011 Planting Decisions     Article

CANTERRA SEEDS Adds PROTINUS to Canola Portfolio Options     Article

No-Till, Summer Fallow Stores Water in Central Great Plains     Article

University of Minnesota Releases Performance Trial Results on Plant Varieties     Article

Nitrogen and Potassium Work Together for Higher Yields     Article

Planting Strip-Till Corn for Optimum Yield     Article

Are Roundup Resistant Weeds Coming to Your Neighborhood?     Article

Crop Producers Might Consider Preseason Irrigation to Increase Yield     Article

GlyTol Glyphosate-Tolerant Technology for Cotton Offers a New Standard in Freedom and Flexibility     Article

Bayer CropScience Offers New FiberMax and Stoneville Cotton Varieties for 2011     Article

Genuity Corn and Soybean Trait Products Lineup Expanded for 2011      Article 

Forage and Grazinglands

Research

Growth Stage Influences Forage Yield and Quality of Winter Rye     Summary | Article

Switchgrass Cultivar Establishment, Iron Chlorosis, and Biomass Yield in Southwest and Southeast Kansas     Summary | Article

Briefs

Soil Type Affected Cowpea Forage Nutritive Value     Summary | Article

News

Stressed Forages Need Some TLC for a Successful 2011 Crop     Article

Despite Snow, Dry Conditions Still Affecting Wheat Pasture Cattle Operations     Article

Extension Specialist Offers Cold-Weather Cow Management Insight     Article

Nutrient Record-Keeping Proves Important for All Producers     Article

Cattle Can Help Restore Degraded Soil     Article

Nutritional Considerations for 2010 Hay Crop     Article

Applied Turfgrass Science

Research

Monitoring and Managing Putting Green Firmness on Golf Courses     Summary | Article

Low-Input Turfgrass Species for the North-Central United States     Summary | Article

Brushing Plus Vibratory Rolling Enhances Topdressing Incorporation on Ultradwarf Bermudagrass Putting Greens     Summary | Article

News

Turfgrass Fertility, Pesticide Programs Compared     Article 
 

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