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Issue 177: January 31, 2017 

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"From the Network" News

Featured Title: Compendium of Blueberry, Cranberry, and Lingonberry Diseases and Pests, Second Edition
This book offers management recommendations and nearly 400 images from top experts to help users diagnose and treat diseases, insect pests, and common disorders of blueberry, cranberry, and lingonberry crops.
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First Research Paper in Phytobiomes Journal Logs Nearly 1,600 Downloads
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The first research article of the new open-access Phytobiomes journal, titled “Response of Sediment Bacterial Communities to Sudden Vegetation Dieback in a Coastal Wetland,” logged nearly 1,600 article downloads and an Altmetrics score of 50.
View this article and others recently published in this all-new APS journal.  Researchers: Learn more about publishing in Phytobiomes, Plant Health Progress, and other APS journals.

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Resistant Weeds: What You Should Know and Why You Should Care 
- Todd A. Baughman, Oklahoma State University 

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PMN Crop News


Three Years of AWD Water Savings in Rice - Mississippi State University

Nitrogen Applied as Usual in New Rice Growing Plan - Mississippi State University

The 4Rs and Illinois NLRS - Illinois Soybean Association

Now Is Good Time to Respond to Wheat Stages - University of Missouri

NDSU Scientists Study Distillers Grains as Fertilizer - North Dakota State University

Cover Crops: Why Not Wheat? - Illinois Soybean Association

Soil Sampling, Soil Testing, Nutrient Management and the 4Rs - Illinois Soybean Association

Changing Climate Changes Soils - American Society of Agronomy

Soybean Production – Determining Feasibility - Illinois Soybean Association

2016 – Too Tall Beans? - Illinois Soybean Association

Winter Limestone Application - Penn State University


Strip Tillage, Rowcovers for Organic Cucurbit Production - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Insect Pests / Entomology

Invasive Beetle Species in Hawaii Can Now Be Identified Faster With New Genetic Test - Entomological Society of America-PIE Division

Sivanto Prime Insecticide Now Available for Additional Specialty Crops - Bayer CropScience

Common Crop Chemical Leaves Bees Susceptible to Deadly Viruses - Penn State University

Cowpea Curculio Sidelines Georgia's Largest Black-Eye Pea Fields - University of Georgia


The BioAg Alliance Advances New Microbial Solutions for Agriculture - Monsanto Company

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's the Future - The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Determine Land Area and Distance With Your Smartphone - The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Plant Disease

New Paper Explains Consequences of Plant Disappearance in Salt Marshes on the Atlantic Coast - The American Phytopathological Society

Virulent Pathogen Uses a Genetic Decoy to Foil Host’s Immune Defenses - Oregon State University

Syngenta Introduces CruiserMaxx Vibrance Potato Insecticide/Fungicide Seed Treatment - Syngenta Crop Protection-US

APS PRESS Launches Long-awaited Berry Compendium for Researchers, Professionals - The American Phytopathological Society

Weed Management

Control Italian Ryegrass Early - Mississippi State University

Wind Speed and Herbicide Application - Iowa State University 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Reaction of Selected Cultivars of Sugar Maple to Anthracnose in North Alabama

ECX: An R Package for Studying Sensitivity of Antimicrobial Substances Using Spiral Plating Technology

Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management


Residual Impact of Tall Fescue on Corn, Cotton, and Peanut Yield

Plant Growth Regulator and Nitrogen Applications for Improving Wheat Production in Michigan

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Plant Health Progress: Evaluation of Plant Health Programs Using Outcome Mapping

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Decision Support Software for Soybean Growers: Analyzing Maturity Group and Planting Date Tradeoffs for the US Midsouth 

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