PMN Update

Plant Management Network News
Number 10: 25 November 2002

Robert Kallenbach assumed the responsibilities of
Editor at the recent Crop Management editorial board meeting, November 12, 2002, in Indianapolis, IN. Rob previously served as Technical Editor for the crop management guides and briefs sections of the journal. Kallenbach, Department of Agronomy, University of Missouri, succeeds Ken Moore in the editorial post, and may be contacted at


The Plant Management Network has introduced an additional section to its suite of online resources, called the PMN Image Collections. The new data
base consists of images from PMN's journals, Plant Health Progress and Crop Management, together with images contributed from PMN partner organizations. Currently, PMN subscribers have access to over 1,400 images by searching the database. Subscribers may make personal use of images as described for each on the PMN site. Nonsubscribers may also view sample images from the PMN Image Collections homepage.

The Plant Management Network had record traffic in October, averaging over 400 visits per day. Thirty percent of visits come from outside the United States, serving readers worldwide.

The Plant Management Network welcomes both Iowa State University and the Plant Health Initiative as its two newest partners.

The Iowa State University College of Agriculture, University Extension, Department of Agronomy, and Department of Plant Pathology have joined as PMN's eleventh university partner. ISU enriches the lives of people in Iowa, the nation, and the world, by developing and implementing economically successful, socially beneficial, and environmentally sound systems for the production and distribution of food and other renewable resources, and by preparing students to become future leaders in these areas.

Dedicated to providing up-to-date science-based management recommendations, the Plant Health Initiative is the soybean grower’s and agronomist’s best information source for reducing yield loss from diseases and insects. The initiative is a partnership among the North Central Soybean Research Program, Monsanto Company, Pioneer a DuPont Company, Stine Seed Company, and 13 Midwest Universities.

Descriptive profiles for both Iowa State and the Plant Health Initiative are available within PMN, together with direct links to their websites. For information on the PMN partners program and its benefits, e-mail

If you have not yet subscribed to the Plant Management Network, subscribe today and join many who have complete access to the two peer-reviewed online journals, Plant Health Progress and Crop Management, the exclusive subscriber-only search, and the valuable new PMN Image Collections! Rates are only $34 or $40 per year.


Plant Health Research
Detecting Single Seeds of Small Broomrape (Orobanche minor) with a Polymerase Chain Reaction

Confirmation of Shattercane (Sorghum bicolor) Resistance to ALS-Inhibiting Herbicides in Ohio

Management of Early Leaf Spot of Peanut with Pyraclostrobin as Affected by Rate and Spray Interval

Plant Health Management
Management of the Peanut Root-knot Nematode, Meloidogyne arenaria, with Host Resistance

Crop Management Research
Soil Sampling Fields with Four Types of Probes

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