Plant Management Network News
Number 120: January 30, 2012
From the Network ...
PMN Produces First Executive Summary Webcast
Courtesy of the United Soybean Board, the Plant Management Network is now producing executive summary versions of its Focus on Soybean webcasts for the 2012 publishing year. These two- to five-minute webcasts are condensed versions of their original 15- to 45-minute talks. These summary webcasts offer bottom-line actionable information that is usable in the field. View the first executive summary webcast in this month’s “Soybean Seeding Rates” presentation.
Focus on Tomato Webcast Addresses Diagnostics
In this latest Focus on Tomato presentation, Dr. Christine Smart, Associate Professor at Cornell University, helps consultants, growers, and other practitioners identify appropriate antibody-based diagnostic tools to aid in pathogen identification. The webcast, titled “Antibody-based Diagnostic Tools for Identifying Tomato Diseases” describes the concepts behind commonly used tools such as indirect ELISA and immunostrip assays, and also discusses technologies that may improve disease diagnosis of tomato in the future.
New Webcast on Soybean Seeding Rates
While there are some advantages to higher plant populations, they do not always translate into higher yields. In the latest Focus on Soybean presentation, “Soybean Seeding Rates” by Bill Cox, Professor and Crop Scientist at Cornell University, helps consultants, growers, and other practitioners, particularly in the Northeast USA region, recommend or select seeding rates for soybean production.
Ag Drainage Management Covered in Focus on Corn
Much of the Corn Belt is dependent upon subsurface (tile) drainage to be productive. Even the best corn growing soils are poorly drained and could not be used for crop production before tile drainage was installed. In Focus on Corn’s latest presentation, “Ag Drainage Management Practices and Results,” Harold Reetz, Principal of Reetz Agronomics discusses the mechanics, practices, and benefits of drainage water management systems (DWMs). Among the positive results of using DWMs: reduced water and nitrate loss and increased crop yield.
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Sufficient Nutrients Vital for Beef Cows Article
Cow-Pieology 101: The Straight Poop on Cattle Nutrition Article
Seeding Strategies Help Rangelands Recover From Fire Article
Proper Nutrition Vital for Livestock in Late Gestation Article
Cattlemen Could Make More Money With Heavyweight Calves or Stockers Article
Hydrogels Help Grasses Grow on Remote, Arid Rangelands Article
Winter Means Cattle Producers Need to Keep Closer Eye on Herds Article
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What Can Mother Nature Do to Japanese Beetles? Article
Ag Researchers: Test Pulse Seed for Ascochyta Article
Mild Winter Means Earlier Scouting Article
Texas Experts Hope Citrus Greening Disease is Not Widespread Article
Researchers Discover Green Pesticide for Citrus Pests Article
To Halt Wilt Disease, Destroy Dead Pines ASAP Article
Researchers: Honeybee Deaths Linked To Seed Insecticide Exposure Article
Syngenta Increases Insecticide Component in Avicta Complete Cotton Article
Syngenta Advises PNW Cereal Growers Remain Vigilant For Stripe Rust Development Article
WSU Scientists Use Flower Power to Combat Orchard Menace Article
New Potential Pest Raises Big Stink, Upsetting Farmers and Homeowners Article
Fire Ants’ ‘Aphid-Ranching’ Skills May be Key to Their Successful U.S. Invasion Article
Study Shines Light on Ways to Cut Costs for Greenhouse Growers Article
Research Aimed at Corn Production With Limited Irrigation Article
New Research Shows Atrazine Boosts U.S. Corn Output by 600 Million Bushels Per Year Article
Accelerated Aging Could Be a Better Yardstick for Soybean Seed Viability, Says UA Study Article
Pioneer Sees Strong Field Results for Plenish High Oleic Soybeans Article
Spreading Manure on Frozen Ground Option for Producers, but Proper Application Crucial Article
Warm Winter Creates Need to Manage Stored Grain Article
New RMA Rule Gives Flexibility in Cover Crop Termination Article
DuPont to Collaborate with Research Organizations to Solve the Drought Challenges Article
Kansas Wheat Retains Winter Hardiness Despite Mild Temperatures Article
Wilson: Use DD50, Know Where to Plant Conventional VS. Hybrids Article
Scott: Producers Should Rotate Weed Control Chemistry, Not Just Crops.
Tool Helps Show U.S. Soy’s Sustainability Article
Deltapine Cotton Varieties Offer Farmers Potential for Significant Yield Advantage in 2012 Article
Research Shows Benefits of Irrigated Corn Offset Energy Costs Article
Nitrogen Soil Testing Available for Rice Growers for Limited Time Only Article
Unique Chemistry in Armezon Herbicide from BASF is Tough on Weeds, Safe on Corn Article
Kansas Drought Conditions Likely to Ease Further in 2012 Article
Scientists Refute Greenpeace Claims About GM Corn Article
UK Soil Scientists Increase Wheat Yields Through Better Use of Nitrogen Article
New OpTill PRO Herbicide Gives Growers a More Complete Foundation to Control the Toughest Weeds.
Syngenta Funds Computer Model to Put Palmer Amaranth in Crosshairs Article
USDA Deregulates Monsanto’s First-Generation Drought-Tolerant Trait for Corn Article
Oklahoma Wheat Producers Should Assess Topdress Needs Article
Sports Turf Managers Fighting Bugs by Going Green Article
Bluegrass, Fescue (Over)Seeding Season Can Start Now Article
Book Addresses Salinity Management of Turfgrass Sites Article