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 Issue 166: January 29, 2016

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"From the Network" News

Featured Title:
Compendium of Soybean Diseases and Pests, Fifth Edition

This 201-page best-selling book includes 237 photos and the latest diagnostic and management information to help you identify and manage more than 90 diseases, insects, and disorders of soybean—before they significantly affect your yields. An indispensable tool for soybean growers and the consultants that serve them. Learn more.


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"Focus on" Webcasts


Soil Electrical Conductivity and Zone Management - D. Hollens Free, Clemson University


Climate-Induced Reduction in US-Wide Soybean Yields Underpinned by Region- and in-Season Specific Responses - Shawn P. Conley, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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PMN Crop News


Resist the Temptation to Cut Soil Fertility in 2016 - United Soybean Board

Can You Apply Limestone in the Winter? - Penn State University

One Crop, Two Ways, Multiple Benefits - American Society of Agronomy

Nitrogen Loss? - Iowa State University

Four Tips for Applying Nutrients on a Budget - United Soybean Board

Crop Varieties

Taoyuan No. 3: New High-Yield Lettuce for Subtropical Regions - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

NDSU Barley Variety Added to American Malting Barley Association List - North Dakota State University

Bayer Announces New FiberMax and Stoneville Cotton Varieties for 2016 - Bayer CropScience

Forage and Rangeland Management

IPNI Releases Revised Forage Crop Pocket Guide - International Plant Nutrition Institute


Drip Irrigation Rates Tested for Eggplant Growth and Yield - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Insect Pests / Entomology

Controlling Invasive Fruit Fly Topic of New Extension Publication - Iowa State University

Scouting Key to Managing Kudzu Bug - United Soybean Board

Publication Recaps Academic Research on Neonicotinoids - Purdue University

The Challenge of Managing SCN - Illinois Soybean Association

Kaolin Effectively Controls Whitefly in Beans - American Society of Horticultural Sciences


Two Key Factors Control Phosphorus Movement From Soil to Groundwater - University of Florida

Irradiation Preserves Blueberry, Grape Quality - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Plant Diseases

EU Approval for SOLATENOL Fungicide - Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Weed Management

PPO-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Likely in Mississippi - Mississippi State University

Careless Chemical Application Often Injures Nearby Plants - Mississippi State University

New Edition of Penn State Tree Fruit Production Guide Available - Penn State University 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Survival of Microsclerotia of Calonectria pseudonaviculata and C. henricotiae Exposed to Sanitizers

Effect of Foliar Fungicides on Hail-damaged Corn

Susceptibility of Maize Inbreds and Incidence of Symptomless Infection by the Head Smut Pathogen, Sphacelotheca reiliana


First Report of Fruit Rot of Ridge Gourd (Luffa acutangula) Caused by Sclerotium rolfsii

Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management


Documenting Trends in Water Use and Conservation Practices on U.S. Golf Courses

Early Planting, Full-season Cultivars, and Seed Treatments Maximize Soybean Yield Potential

Management Guide

Timing of Cover Crop Termination: Management Considerations for the Southeast 

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: First Report of Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybean Caused by Fusarium virguliforme in Louisiana

Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management: Industrial Hemp Response to Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium Fertilization 

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