Plant Management Network News
Number 93: October 20, 2009

American Society of Agronomy  The American Phytopathological Society  Crop Science Society of America

From the Network

PMN Welcomes Two New Industry Partners

Plant Management Network welcomes American Peat Technology and AC Diagnostics as its two most recent industry partners. PMN now stands at 70 partners strong. Please join us! For more information on the PMN Partners Program, please inquire by email.

American Peat Technology, LLC

American Peat Technology is a leader in the identification of peat based products that are beneficial to the environment. These include BioAPT, a microbe carrier made from high quality reed sedge peat. American Peat Technology is the leading supplier to the Rhizobia inoculant industry, which has been successfully using peat to carry their fragile Gram-negative bacteria to market for years. BioAPT is proven in the Rhizobia inoculant industry. It has exceptional moisture and nutrient retention, a superior shelf life, and is pH neutral. more>>

AC Diagnostics, Inc.

AC Diagnostics, Inc. is an established diagnostic company that provides ELISA kits/reagents for detection of more than 200 plant viruses, bacteria, and fungi to customers worldwide. ACD, Inc. is dedicated to the double pillars of high quality and low prices. All of our products are produced by advanced manufacturing techniques, adhere to strict quality control measures, and come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We offer full scale, convenient in-house testing services with high accuracy, timely service, and low costs. more>>

Applied Turfgrass Science Publishes Statement of Impact

Authors considering publishing in Applied Turfgrass Science will be interested in reading the journalís new impact statement. The statement, written by ATS editor Michael D. Richardson and CSSA editor-in-chief Craig Roberts, defines the quality standards and relevance by which the journal may be judged. Peer-reviewed articles are also awarded the imprint, above.

Year-End Library Funding

With 2009 drawing to a close, Plant Management Network journal authors and readers may wish to encourage their library to consider an institutional subscription, thus providing subscription access across their entire company or university. Many libraries may have uncommitted year-end funds yet available for the purpose. Readers and Librarians may find subscription information online.

Plant Health Progress Editorís Pick

Effect of Timing of Preharvest Fungicide Applications on Postharvest Botrytis Fruit Rot of Annual Strawberries in Florida

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New Articles from . . .
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Forage and Grazinglands - Plant Health Progress

Crop Management


Clipping Corn Plants at the 3 and 5 Leaf Growth Stage Fails to Simulate Uneven Emergence   Summary | Article

Interactions Between Saflufenacil and Glyphosate on Selected Broadleaf Weeds   Summary | Article

Leaf Area Duration and Total Dry Matter Responses of Cotton to Integrated Plant Nutrition and Irrigation Scheduling  Summary | Article


'Fruitbots' Could Save Growers Money, Create High-tech Jobs   Article

Seed Industry Aims to Take People Beyond the Seed   Article

Harvest Soybeans 'As Early as Possible'   Article

Soil Fertility Essential for Alfalfa Establishment   Article

High-moisture Corn Again Expected at Harvest   Article

Watch for Frost Damage in Corn Crops   Article

Fine Tune Corn Hybrid Selection for 2010   Article

Tall Fescueís Future in Agriculture   Article

Combat Acidic Crop Soils With Lime This Fall   Article

Purdue Specialist Offers Tips for Weed Control Before Planting Wheat   Article

Pioneer Expands Corn Drought Research Efforts   Article

New MSU Extension Educational Tool Available for Nursery Producers   Article

EnviroLogix Launches QuickComb for Soy   Article


Forage and Grazinglands


The Effect of Spike-Tooth Aeration on Tall Fescue Yield   Summary | Article

Comparison of Returns from Legumes in Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue for Hay   Summary | Article


Review of Roundup Ready Alfalfa   Summary | Article


Utilize Corn Stalks as a Feedstuff for Beef Cattle Grazing   Article

Turn Frost-damaged Corn into Silage   Article

Sericea Lespedeza Treatment Still Possible This Fall  Article

Super-Sized Cows Require Appropriate Management    Article

Livestock Can Help Rangelands Recover from Fires    Article

Harvesting Frosted Corn for Silage an Option   Article

Preservatives Make Wet Hay Useable   Article


Plant Health Progress


Effect of Fungicides on Sugar Beet Yield, Quality, and Postharvest Respiration Rates in the Absence of Disease   Summary | Article

Relative Susceptibility of Selected Apple Cultivars to Cedar Apple Rust and Quince Rust   Summary | Article


Genuity VT Triple PRO Demonstrates Higher Yields, Improved Earworm Control in Early Harvest Results    Article

Bacterium Identified as Potato Disease Culprit   Article

Iowa State Entomologists Focus on Reducing Impact of Soybean Aphids   Article

Phomopsis Seed Rot Showing Up in Ohio Soybeans    Article

Take Steps Now to Help Prevent Late Blight Next Year      Article

Soybean Rust Experts to Present New Research in New Orleans   Article

Gray and Pink Molds Being Found in Indiana Cornfields      Article

Genuity SmartStax Trial Plots Demonstrate Effective Defense Against Corn Earworm   Article

Pioneer Hi-Bred Announces Seed Treatment Offerings for Corn, Soybean Growers   Article

New Diagnostic Products from AC Diagnostics   Article

New Strategy Being Developed to Deal With Emerald Ash Borer   Article

Soybean Aphid Migration Obvious   Article

New ARS Study Shows Pathways of Movement of Sudden Oak Death Pathogen   Article

Late Season White Mold Most Severe Midwest Has Seen in Ten Years   Article


Applied Turfgrass Science


Soil and Effluent Irrigation Nutrient Monitoring of an Alabama Golf Course   Summary | Article


Efficacy of Phosphite Fungicides and Fertilizers for Control of Pythium Blight on a Perennial Ryegrass Fairway in Virginia   Summary | Article

Management Guide

Selecting Zoysiagrass Cultivars: Turfgrass Quality, Growth, Pest and Environmental Stress Tolerance   Summary | Article


Good Topsoil Can Be Key in Renovating Lawns   Article

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