Plant Management Network News

Number 33: November 30, 2004

Valent BioSciences
is PMN's Newest Partner

The Plant Management Network welcomes its new partner, Valent BioSciences Corporation. Valent BioSciences has its foundation in science and technology, bringing the power of naturally occurring and chemically derived, environmentally compatible pesticides and plant growth regulators to bear on solving problems and creating value for customers around the world. Valent BioSciences plant growth regulators are distributed in the United States by Valent USA. Through its partnership, Valent BioSciences joins 36 existing PMN partners in providing science-based solutions in agriculture through the Plant Management Network. For more information on the partners program, contact Joan Grudem, PMN Partner Relations Manager.

New Articles from
Applied Turfgrass Science


Soil-water-use Characteristics of Precision-irrigated Buffalograss and Kentucky Bluegrass

New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands


Establishment of Kura Clover from Rhizome Segments on Mine Spoils in Southeastern Kentucky

Responses of Alfalfa, Red Clover, and White Clover to Soil pH and Lime Treatments

New Articles from Crop Management


Foliar Fertilization of Roundup Ready Soybeans

N Fertility Effects on Grain Yield, Protein, and Oil of Corn Hybrids with Enhanced Grain Quality Traits


New Pinto Bean Now Resists Anthracnose Disease

Conservation Tillage Has Immediate Benefits

New Article from
Plant Health Progress


Methyl Bromide Provides Phytosanitary Security: A Review and Case Study for Senegalese Asparagus


First Report of Powdery Mildew of Wood Forget-me-not Caused by Golovinomyces cynoglossi in Washington State

First Report of Powdery Mildew of Onion Caused by Leveillula taurica in the Pacific Northwest


Soybean Fungus Present In Arkansas

Soybean Rust Confirmed In Florida

USDA Confirms Final Louisiana Soybean Rust Sample; Suspected Florida Sample Also Tests Positive

Plant Pathologists Offer Soybean Rust Identification and Management Tips
USDA Confirms Soybean Rust In United States
New Lures To Doom Crop-Damaging Caterpillars
Showing Florida How to Oust an Invasive Pest

Benson Named PHP Editor-in-Chief

Mike Benson, North Carolina State University, will become Editor-in-Chief (E-i-C) of Plant Health Progress (PHP) beginning January 2005. Benson will succeed Tim Murray, Washington State University, who, as its first E-i-C, was instrumental in establishing PHP as an online-only interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published through the Plant Management Network. Benson says, "PMN and PHP are committed to providing a global one-stop source of plant health and applied agricultural information in a time when the world demands immediate access. The potential to fulfill this mission will only be limited by our authors' contributions to the journal." He adds, "The editorial board is ready, so please consider publishing today!" Submission guidelines are available online.


Soybean Rust Training Module Available

"Soybean Rust" is one of several training modules available to PMN subscribers and partners through a collaboration with the Iowa State University Crop Adviser Institute (CAI). It is accessible through the PMN Education and Training Center and has been approved for 2 CEUs for Certified Crop Advisers upon successful completion of an online examination. The module studies Asian soybean rust including the disease life cycle, yield losses, scouting, identification, and management strategies. It contains many photos and interactive graphics to help understand and identify soybean rust. PMN's self-study exams are administered online by the CAI and require a processing fee of $12 per CEU to cover scoring of the test and filing of the CEU units.

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