Plant Management Network News
Number 44: October 27, 2005

Plant Management Network Welcomes New University Partners

The University of Arizona and Michigan State University join the growing network of PMN Land-Grant Partner Universities. Both Universities now have complete access to all PMN resources for all faculty, students, and staff Ė both on and off campus. Look for resource pages from these Universities to be included in the PMN Plant Science Database in the near future.

University of Arizona
The mission of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is to develop, integrate, extend, and apply knowledge. Plant related information is developed through several Campus Departments and the Agricultural Centers located throughout the state. The resulting information is integrated in ways useful to a variety of users and made available through the Cooperative Extension Offices in each county and by the Internet. Read more>>

Michigan State University

Michigan State University Libraries and the Department of Plant Pathology support the PMN partnership. The mission of the Department of Plant Pathology at Michigan State University is to generate new scientific knowledge about plant pathogens and the diseases they cause through strategic research programs, and to disseminate and use this knowledge through education, extension, and outreach programs. Read more>>

Information on PMNís University and Corporate Partners Program is available online. For additional details, email Joan Quam (+1.651.994.3859).

New Articles from
Applied Turfgrass Science


Chemical Methods of Moss Control on Golf Course Putting Greens  Summary | Article

New Articles from Crop Management


Estimating Total Costs and Possible Returns from Precision Farming Practices   Summary | Article

Soybean and Clay Cowpea Grown for Forage Production in the Subtropics   Summary | Article

Grain Sorghum and Soybean Cropping Sequence Affect Yield and Fertilizer N Requirement   Summary | Article


Interpreting Yield Variability with Electrical Conductivity and Terrain Attributes across a Central Kentucky Landscape   Summary | Article

New Articles from
Plant Health Progress


The Southeastern U.S. Fusarium Head Blight Epidemic of 2003   Summary | Article


First Report of Powdery Mildew of Scabiosa columbaria (Dove Pincushions) Caused by Erysiphe knautiae in North America   Summary | Article

First Report of Powdery Mildew on Caragana arborescens and Caragana grandiflora in Alaska caused by Microsphaera (Erysiphe) palczewskii   Summary | Article

First Report of Phragmidium violaceum Infecting Himalaya and Evergreen Blackberries in North America   Summary | Article


Alternatives to Methyl Bromide: A Florida Perspective Summary | Article

Industry News:

New Online Cotton Nematode Learning Module Launched Article

New Research Shows That Bt Crops Pose Little Threat to Non-Target Organisms Article

Herculex RW Receives U.S. Regulatory Approvals Article

Cannonball Registered for Vine Decline Suppression in Cucurbits Article

Charter Fungicide Receives Registration in the U.S. Article

New Soybean Resists Nematodes and Pathogens Article

DNA Fingerprints for Insects Article

Pioneer Adds Dynasty Fungicide to Seed Treatment Lineup Article

New Kidney Bean Germplasm Line Resists Common Bacterial Blight Disease Article

National Agricultural Library Subscribes to PMN

The United States National Agricultural Library (NAL) has acquired access to all subscription content of the Plant Management Network. PMN content includes four peer-reviewed journals: Crop Management, Plant Health Progress, Forage and Grazinglands, and Applied Turfgrass Science. Other electronic publications and databases include: B&C Tests, F&N Tests, Variety Trials, the PMN Soybean Rust Information Center, and the PMN Image and Plant Science databases. Arthropod Management Tests will be added soon.

NALís subscription provides access to all employees of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in all agencies via IP address and NALís Digital Desktop Library, DigiTop. USDA personnel are encouraged to forward information about of the availability of PMNís resources to colleagues and to sign up at no cost for the monthly PMN Update newsletter and new article alert. NAL joins 30 U.S. land-grant universities, other academic institutions, corporations, and libraries in Canada, Europe, and Australia in providing this interdisciplinary applied agricultural resource to its constituents.

Established in 1862 and with over 3.3 million items in its collection, NALís mission is to increase the availability and utilization of agricultural information for researchers, educators, policymakers, consumers of agricultural products, and the public at large.

National Soybean Rust Symposium Proceedings
to Be Published in PMN

The proceedings of the National Soybean Rust Symposium, being held November 15-16, 2005, in Nashville, TN, will be published as part of the PMN Soybean Rust Information Center shortly following the symposium. Expected components of the proceedings are the symposiumís program booklet, PowerPoint presentations, poster abstracts, posters, discussion notes, and executive summary. Registration for the symposium is currently closed given space limitations and registrations will not be accepted at the door. Those wishing to be notified when the proceedings has been posted may sign up at no cost to receive the PMN Update newsletter, which will carry an announcement.

PMN to Exhibit at ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting

Attendees of the 2005 Annual Meetings, November 6-10, of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America are invited to visit the PMN Exhibit (booth 320) in Salt Lake City, UT. The exhibit provides an opportunity to learn more about Plant Management Network, its journals, and partnership program, as well as to register to win a high-quality PMN embroidered golf shirt. See you there!


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