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Issue 155: January 28, 2015 

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"From the Network" News

PMN Publishes 2014 Crop Management Seminar Webcasts

Discussions from the biennial Crop Management Seminar, organized by Cotton Incorporated and held in Tifton, Georgia, on November 2014, are now freely available 24/7 in webcast format through PMN. These eight presentations given by industry experts during this two-day general session help growers, practitioners, and applied scientists in all cotton-growing regions keep up on the latest technologies and best crop management practices. Browse all webcasts.

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Corn Earworm Management in Corn - Robert Bowling, Texas A&M University


Cotton Nutrition in the Southeastern U.S. - Charles C. Mitchell, Auburn University

Role of Seedling Diseases and the Efficacy of Fungicide Seed Treatments in Stand Establishment of Cotton - Craig S. Rothrock, University of Arkansas


Soybean Focus: Soil Sampling to Make Fertilizer Recommendations -Dave Mengel, Kansas State University


Sanitation for Bacterial Ring Rot - Gary Secor, North Dakota State University 

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PMN Crop News

Agronomy and Horticulture

Understanding the Fate of Nitrate in Perennial Filter Strips −  American Society of Agronomy

Three Verdesian Products Earn Approval for Use in Canada −  SFP

Fertilizer Placement Affects Nutrient Leaching Patterns −  American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Crop Varieties

DuPont Pioneer Introduces New Sorghum Hybrids for 2015  −  DuPont Pioneer

Bollgard II XtendFlex TM Cotton Expected on Over 500,000 Acres −  Monsanto Company

Bayer CropScience Offers New FiberMax and Stoneville Cotton Varieties for 2015 With GlyTol LibertyLink TwinLink Technology −  Bayer CropScience

Phytogen Introduces 2015 Cottonseed Varieties With New Yield Protection Traits − Dow AgroSciences

Noble Foundation Releases Four New Small Grains Forages −  The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Insect Pests / Entomology

Resistance Problems Not Limited to Weeds and Insects −  University of Nebraska

Pest-Resistant Maize and its Potential Health Benefits −  American Society of Agronomy


Announcing Two Exciting Consecutive Scientific Meetings on Insect Vectored Plant Pathogens and Innovative Strategies in Their Management −  University of California, Davis

UF/IFAS Study: Wheat Yield to Decline as Temperatures Increase −  University of Florida

The Sky's the Limit for UAVs in Ag −  University of Missouri

Understanding the Genetic Basis for Drought-Tolerant Soybeans −  American Society of Agronomy


Controlling the Harmful Effects of Nematodes −  United Soybean Board

NIMITZ Nematicide Approved by EPA −  ADAMA

Plant Diseases

Bayer CropScience Expected to Receive Registration for New Cotton and Peanut Insecticide −  Bayer CropScience

Abscisic Acid Treatments Can Prevent Tomato Blossom-End Rot −  American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Early Protection, Fungicide Effectively Reduce Downy Mildew in Basil −  American Society of Horticultural Sciences

New Syngenta Solutions Effective Against Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome − Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Fight Fungicide Resistance With Seasonal BMPs −  United Soybean Board

A Challenging Curing and Stripping Season −  Penn State University

Study Reveals Causes of Apple Skin Spot −  American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Turf Management

Turf Professionals Observe Powerful First-Season Results With Xzemplar Fungicide and Lexicon Intrinsic Brand Fungicide −  BASF Crop Protection 

Nitrogen in Reclaimed Water Can Benefit Turfgrass −  American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Weed Management

Trait Deregulation Clears the Way for New BASF Weed Control Option in Cotton and Soybeans −  BASF Crop Protection

Weed Out the Competition −  United Soybean Board

Dormant Winter Weeds Could Cause Planting Problems During Spring −  United Soybean Board 

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Featured Journal Articles


Evaluation of Weed Species from the Northern Great Plains as Hosts of Soybean Cyst Nematode

Maryblyt v. 7.1 for Windows: An Improved Fire Blight Forecasting Program for Apples and Pears

Evaluating Boxwood Susceptibility to Calonectria pseudonaviculata Using Cuttings from the National Boxwood Collection

Geosmithia morbida Found on Weevil SpeciesStenomimus pallidus in Indiana

Estimating Yield Losses Due to Barley Yellow Dwarf on Winter Wheat in Kansas Using Disease Phenotypic Data


Assessing the Effect of Vernalization on the Detection ofPhytophthora ramorum from Native Soil, Potting Media, and Cull Piles in Oregon Nurseries 

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: Survey and Detection of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ in a Citrus Nursery Facility in South Texas

Forage and GrazinglandsField Drying-Rate Differences Among Three Cool-Season Grasses

Crop ManagementStacked-Gene Hybrids Were Not Found to Be Superior to Glyphosate-Resistant or Non-GMO Corn Hybrids

Applied Turfgrass ScienceVolatility of Broadleaf Weed Herbicides When Applied to Turfgrass 

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Job/Internship Listings

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

  • Fertilizer/Chemical Applicator
  • Postdoctoral Associate
  • Regional Agronomy Specialist and County Program Director

View these postings at the PMN Employment/Internship Posting Service.  

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