Plant Management Network News
Number 81: October 21, 2008

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Soybean Rust Information Center Merged with Focus on Soybean

PMNís popular Soybean Rust Information Center has now been incorporated into a new, more encompassing page called Focus on Soybean. The new Focus page retains the former three volumes of the Proceedings of the National Soybean Rust Symposium and adds new webcasts on soybean crop production, links to PMNís searchable resources, and more. Visit and bookmark Focus on Soybean for all your soybean-related news and information.

PMN Webcast Discusses Management of Soybean Root and Stem Rot

As presented in PMNís Focus on Soybean, Phytophthora sojae, the cause of Phytophthora root and stem rot, is re-emerging as a key soybean pathogen in much of the United States. In a new online webcast, Dr. Anne Dorrance discusses why this is, how different types of resistance work, and disease management strategies that can reduce yield losses.

Plant Health Progress Editorís Pick

In Alabama and other southeastern states, corn is frequently planted in rotation with cotton and peanut to minimize soil-borne pest problems. Even in areas where peanut is not grown, corn is increasingly being planted in rotation with cotton.  However, one root-knot nematode causes damage to both cotton and corn.  Read about how K. L. Bowen and co-authors determined the effects of this nematode on corn grain yield.

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New Articles from
Applied Turfgrass Science


Humic Substances Effect on Moisture Retention and Phosphorus Uptake in Intermountain West Putting Greens  Summary | Article


Converted Organics Announces Strategic Relationship with Simplot Partners to Service Golf Courses in Western U.S.  


New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands


Winter Grazing can be Beneficial to Tall Fescue Seed Production in Oklahoma   Summary | Article


Fertilize Bromegrass This Fall for Optimal Hay and Pasture   Article

Specialist Gives Tips on Winter Fertilization of Tall Fescue Pasture   Article

New Issue of Healthy Animals Now Online   Article

Whole-plant Corn Can Make Good Silage   Article

Management Concepts for Fall Forage   Article

Stage, Moisture Vital to Making Silage   Article

CAST Releases Special Publication on Gene Flow in U.S. Alfalfa   Article

There Are New Ways to Price Corn Silage  


New Articles from
Plant Health Progress


Efficacy of Pre-harvest Fungicide Applications and Cold Storage for Postharvest Control of Botrytis Fruit Rot (Gray Mold) on Red Raspberry   Summary | Article

Evaluating the Pathogenicity of Pythium vexans Isolates from Fraser Fir in North Carolina   Summary | Article

Monitoring Mortality of Pythium Zoospores in Chlorinated Water Using Oxidation Reduction Potential   Summary | Article

Evaluation of the National Plant Germplasm Systemís Garlic Collection for Seven Viruses   Summary | 

Diagnostic Guide

Postharvest Fruit Rots in Apples Caused by Botrytis cinerea, Phacidiopycnis washingtonensis, and Sphaeropsis pyriputrescens    Summary | Article


Coleosporium telekiae, a New Member of the Norwegian Rust Flora   Summary | Article


Corn Nematodes Threaten Fields Across the Midwest   Article

Preharvest Sprouting and Mold Appering in 2008 Barley Crop   Article

Durivo Insecticide Receives U.S. Registration   Article

Charcoal Rot in Beans   Article

Voliam Flexi Insecticide Receives U.S. Registration   Article

Voliam Xpress Insecticide Receives U.S. Registration   Article

Mountain Pine Beetles Make Their Way to The Front Range   Article

HERCULEX Hybrids Protect Corn from Western Bean Cutworm Outbreak in Michigan   Article

Cool Weather Brings Threat of Sorghum Ergot  

New Articles from
Crop Management

Replanting Decisions Following Glyphosate Application to Peanut   Summary | Article

Pest Reaction, Yield, and Economic Return of Peanut Cropping Systems in the North Carolina Coastal Plain   Summary | Article

Soybean Yield and Yield Component Response to Plant Density in Narrow Row Systems   Summary | Article


Texas A&M Citrus Scientist Proposes Orange Revolution   Article

Tips for Saving Money Drying Grain   Article

SDSU Publication: Small Grain Variety Trials   Article

Increasing the Winter Survival Rate of Alfalfa   Article

Don't Remove Too Much Corn Residue This Fall   Article

Soil Testing Pays   Article

Improve Wheat Profits with New Ohio State Extension Bulletin   Article

Last Alfalfa Cutting Requires Careful Timing   Article

Poultry Litter Can Be Valuable Source of Nitrogen and Phosphorus   Article

Limestone Important in Crop Production   Article

On-Farm Research Conference Focuses on Methods to Generate Quality Data   Article

High-moisture Corn Has Advantages, Disadvantages   Article

Wheat Blends Increase Chances of Yield Stability   Article

New Nitrogen Rate Recommendations for Corn   Article

Extension Aids Expansion of Organic Fertilizer Market  

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