Plant Management Network News
Number 70: November 20, 2007

PMN Welcomes Agdia as 60th Partner
Agdia Inc., a leading provider of cost-effective, reliable and practical diagnostic solutions for the past 25 years, has become the 60th organization to partner with the Plant Management Network. Agdia’s 200-plus diagnostic tests are used in research, diagnostic labs, greenhouses, and growers' fields; and are recognized worldwide for their value, stability, and efficiency. The tests encompass pathogen detection, as well as the detection of transgenic plant traits (GMO's), plant growth hormones, and other plant analytes. Agdia also offers testing services, which are recognized for rapid results, high throughput testing, and comprehensive crop screens.

Together with other partners, Agdia helps build and fund PMN’s nonprofit, science-based resources used by growers, consultants, and researchers worldwide. To learn more about partnership, visit the PMN partners website or contact

Check Out PMN’s Redesigned Homepage!

Plant Management Network recently revamped its homepage making its journals and other electronic resources even more easily accessible. This comes from comments that users were not aware of PMN's full range of content offerings. Direct links to PMN's four peer-reviewed journals and subscription/partnership icons are now prominently displayed. PMN publishes journals, search engines, and other e-resources in fulfillment of its mission of providing science-based solutions in agriculture and horticulture.

Plant Health Progress Posts Impact Statement

As an aid to author’s, the editors of the peer-reviewed journal, Plant Health Progress, have posted a new vision and impact statement reflecting the quality and relevance of the journal to the applied plant sciences.

Arthropod Management Tests 2007 Now Available

Arthropod Management Tests, volume 32, is now posted at PMN. Published by the Entomological Society of America, this is the 3rd volume of AMT available to PMN subscribers.

Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology Added to Cross-Journal Search

PMN is happy to announce the inclusion of the Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology in its cross-journal search. The journal is a publication of the Canadian Phytopathological Society. There are now 13 applied science-based agricultural and horticultural journals included in the search. Included journals are published by PMN’s partner organizations

Survey Says!

PMN has recently published results of two surveys in its journals. One profiled golf course characteristics and the other evaluated the use of GPS guidance systems by cotton producers.

Plant Health Progress Editor's Pick

Stripe smut, caused by Ustilago striiformis, was unknown in Oregon seed production fields of orchardgrass until it was detected in surveys begun in 2003. S.C. Alderman and colleagues document stripe smut incidence in orchardgrass and other grass species grown in Oregon and discuss management options for growers in this editor’s pick.

Positions Available

Submit new employment/intern listings online. It’s free!


*Assistant Professor – Turfgrass Weed Science
*Production Specialist/Agronomist
*Extension Educator – Horticulture
*Area Extension Nutrition Management Specialist
*Horticulture Team Leader
*Product Development Manager
*Global Marketing Manager

See postings at PMN’s Employment/Internship Posting Service.

New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands


Influence of Harvest Management on Rhizoma Perennial Peanut Production, Nutritive Value, and Persistence on Flatwood Soils        Summary | Article

Yield and Persistence of Forage and Root-type Chicory Cultivars        Summary | Article

Cupplant Silage as a Replacement for Corn Silage in Growing Beef Cattle Diets        Summary | Article


A Pasture-Based Model for Extended Drought Management, Long-Term Sustainability, and Economic Viability in the Southern High Plains        Summary | Article


System Offers New Option for Managing Manure        Article

Livestock Farmers Face Long Winter        Article

Unprecedented Volunteer Corn: Good for Livestock, Bad for Wheat        Article

Penn State Professor Says "New" Grass Has Future in Pennsylvania        Article

Pioneer Enhances Commitment to Forage Program        Article

New Articles from
Plant Health Progress


Sweet Potato Yield Reduction Caused by Reniform Nematode in the Mississippi Delta        Summary | Article

Resistance to Myclobutanil in Populations of Venturia inaequalis in Winchester, Virginia        Summary | Article

Tolerance of Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) Seedlings to Preemergence and Postemergence Herbicides with Four Modes of Action        Summary | Article

Susceptibility of Some Lilac Cultivars and Other Members of the Oleaceae to Phytophthora ramorum        Summary | Article

Effects of Insecticides on Asian Citrus Psyllid (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) Populations in a Florida Citrus Grove        Summary | Article

Potential Risk of Commercial Geranium to Infection by Puccinia pelargonii-zonalis        Summary | Article

Distribution and Damage Caused by Root-Knot Nematodes on Soybean in Southwest Indiana        Summary | Article


Characterization of a Severe Virus-like Disease in Chardonnay Grapevines in Missouri        Summary 

First Report of Monarda didyma Infection with Impatiens necrotic spot virus in Washington State        Summary | 

First Report of Macrophomina phaseolina Causing Leaf and Stem Blight of Tropical Soda Apple in Florida        Summary | Article

First Report of Powdery Mildew of Fringed Willowherb (Epilobium ciliatum) Caused by Podosphaera epilobii in North America        Summary | Article

Diagnostic Guides

Brown Stripe Downy Mildew (Sclerophthora rayssiae var. zeae) of Maize        Summary | Article


Imported Bees Not Source of Virus Associated with Colony Collapse Disorder        Article

Heading Off World Wheat Threat        Article

Researchers Identify Cause of Watermelon Vine Decline        Article

Post-Harvest Research Summaries Confirm Pioneer Brand Hybrids with Herculex XTRA More Effective Against Corn Rootworm        Article

Pioneer Provides Growers More Options for High-Yielding, SCN-Resistant Soybeans        Article

Using Beetle Biology to Protect Beehives        Article

Measuring Peanuts' Moisture While Still in the Shell        Article

Researchers Build Case Against Insect as "Zebra Chip" Culprit        Article

Endigo Insecticide Registered for Use in Cotton        Article

Root Knot Nematodes Appear in Central Missouri        Article

New Articles from
Applied Turfgrass Science


Golf Course Profile Describes Turfgrass, Landscape, and Environmental Stewardship Features        Summary Article

Effect of Synthetic Hydraulic Fluid on Warm-Season Turfgrass        Summary Article

Root Zone Composition Effects on Putting Green Soil Water        Summary | Article


Cornell Researchers Identify Natural Herbicide That Controls Weeds Around Some Common Lawn Grasses        Article

New Articles from Crop Management

Planting Date, Cultivar, and Seeding Rate Effects on Soybean Production along the Texas Gulf Coast        Summary | Article


Revealed Characteristics of Guidance Systems Adopters in Cotton Production        Summary | Article


Crimson Rocket Peach
Making Its Way to Market       



NDSU Releases Stampede, a New Pinto Bean Variety        Article

Old McDonald Had a Phytochemical        Article

How Sweet Is It?        Article

Scientists Re-Examine Soy Diversity        Article

Manage Soil Compaction When Harvesting Wet Fields        Article

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