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  Plant Management Network News
Number 143: January 4, 2014

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Exciting Changes Coming to PMN

This year marks a special new chapter in the Plant Management Network’s 14-year history. Next month, the Plant Management Network will undergo significant visual and functional changes, including:

- A clean and functional homepage to help users browse and find information faster

- A Twitter interface for users to follow and interact with PMN

- Improved search capability

- The launch of a new PMN Crop News resource which features news by category

- New branding to credit the publishers of each resource

- Journal platform upgrades that will offer more functionality for users and authors

- A brand new look for the PMN Update newsletter

Cristi Palmer Named PMN’s First Editor-in-Chief


As part of a change in PMN’s editorial management structure, Cristi Palmer, now leads the Plant Management Network (PMN) as the first editor-in-chief of the newly formed PMN editorial board. She will establish and oversee the editorial board and have oversight responsibilities of the applied APS content within PMN as well as the management of its portal. Dr. Palmer’s experience in outreach as the Ornamental Horticulture Program Manager at IR-4 Project Headquarters at Rutgers and her tenure on the PMN Oversight Committee made her a strong candidate to lead PMN into this new era. Palmer earned her undergraduate degree and Ph.D. from Cornell University at Ithaca, and her M.Ag degree from University of Florida at Gainesville.

PMN Journals Moving to New Platforms

Starting in February, the Crop Management, Forage and Grazinglands and Applied Turfgrass Science journals will be branded and managed by the Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS).

The Plant Health Progress journal will soon be published as a quarterly online journal in 2014 and is upgrading to the same platform as the American Phytopathological Society’s Plant Disease, Phytopathology, and Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions journals. This will allow users to create a profile where they can sign up for article alerts and utilize other advanced features, including mobile formats, citation downloads, and social media tools. For authors, this means more discoverable articles, faster publication, citation tracking, and greater visibility through citation linking from other publications through CrossRef.

Pamela Roberts is the New Plant Health Progress Editor-in-Chief


Pamela Roberts has succeeded Ned Tisserat as Editor-in-Chief of Plant Health Progress (PHP) in 2014. Pam will oversee the PHP editorial board, which oversees publication of articles featuring extension and applied research. PHP serves an audience of plant health practitioners in public and private practice, as well as state, national, international regulatory officials, public policy makers, and the broader plant science community. She comes on to lead PHP as the APS journal makes the transition to the APS Journals online platform during the 2014 volume year. Roberts earned her undergraduate degree in horticulture from Kansas State University, her M.S. in plant pathology at the University of Hawaii, and her Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of Florida.

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New Rearing Method to Control Western Bean Cutworm   Article

Phytophthora Devastating Disease for Watermelons Across State   Article

Proper SCN Management Helps Minimize Soybean Yield Loss   Article

How Integrated Pest Management Saved a Hop Farm From Downy Mildew   Article

Soil Testing the First Step to Keeping SCN Out of Your Fields   Article

New Spring Wheat Variety From Syngenta is All-Around Performer in Northern Plains   Article

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New Apple and Pear Compendium Ready for Picking   Article

Mutant Corn Could Yield New Ways to Curb ‘Billion-Dollar Bug’   Article

Crop Management

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Dow’s Surveil Co-Pack Herbicide Fits the Needs of Soybean Growers   Article

Enlist E3 Soybeans Successfully Complete FDA Consultation   Article

Save Fuel and Money by Reducing Tillage   Article

Moisture Sensors Are Key Part of Efficient Irrigation   Article

AgriLife Research Study: Cover Crops Use Water, But Benefit Soil Health   Article

New Bale Unroller Design Deemed Effective   Article

Cotton Growers Still Searching for Viable Solutions in Battle Against Herbicide Resistance   Article

Hybrid Selection Balances Genetics, Risk Management   Article

Manure Valuator App Automates Calculating Manure Value   Article

Cover Crops Part 1: Valuable Cultural Component of Your Organic Weed Management Toolkit   Article

Cover Crops Part 2: Valuable Cultural Component of Your Organic Weed Management Toolkit   Article

Growers Plan New Strategies to Combat Weed Resistance   Article

Extra Care Needed for Wintertime Fuel Handling   Article

Iowa State Scientists Team Up to Keep Nitrates on Fields   Article

High Tunnel, Open-Field Production Systems Compared for Lettuce, Tomato   Article

Is Potassium Fertilizer Really Necessary?   Article

Phosphorus Efficiency Benefits Growers and the Environment   Article

Forage and Grazinglands

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Cow Herd Nutritional Adjustments for Winter   Article

Winter Means Cattle Producers Need to Keep Closer Eye on Herds   Article

Switchgrass Drying Time Shorter Than Traditional Forages   Article

IPM for Billbugs in Orchardgrass   Article

Improving Forage, Livestock Production Begins With the Soil   Article

Applied Turfgrass Science

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