Plant Management Network News
Number 94: November 24, 2009

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

From the Network

Decagon Joins PMN Partners Program

Plant Management Network is pleased to welcome Decagon Devices as its newest industry partner. Decagon's instruments are used in organizations throughout the world, including universities, research and testing laboratories, government agencies, vineyards, farms, and industrial testing facilities. Founded in 1983, Decagon has grown into a prosperous business that retains an emphasis on research and engineering. As the designer, manufacturer, and marketer of its instruments, Decagon prides itself on excellent customer service and support. more>>

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PMN Offers New Soybean Webcast

Benefits and Utility of Bedding Systems for Improved Productivity and Profitability of Soybean Production in the Mid-South U.S. by Trey Kroger, Mississippi State University, is PMN's new Focus on Soybean presentation.

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Plant Health Progress Publishes Statement of Impact

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Plant Health Progress Editor’s Pick

Relative Susceptibility of Selected Apple Cultivars to Cedar Apple Rust and Quince Rust

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Crop Management


Corn Response to Differential Removal of Leaves from the Upper and Lower Canopy   Summary | Article

Peanut Response to Planting in Stale Seedbeds versus Strip Tillage into Crop Stubble   Summary | Article


Decagon’s Environmental Stations Allow for Customized Monitoring   Article

PhytoGen Introduces New Varieties for 2010   Article

Switchgrass Produces Biomass Efficiently   Article

Scientists Find Ozone Levels Already Affecting Soybean Yields   Article

Biomass Crops N   Article

Revised Label for PowerFlex Herbicide Provides More Rotational Flexibility   Article

NDSU Grades Soybean Varieties for Iron Deficiency Chlorosis   Article

Copper-Zinc Interaction Additive, Affects Toxic Response in Soybean   Article

WSU to Team with University of Florida to Develop Water Management Simulator   Article

Seed Purchase Decisions Should Be Driven by Identifying Right Traits for Area   Article

New INSTINCT Nitrogen Stabilizer Impresses in Iowa Field Trials   Article

Monsanto's YieldGard VT Corn Technologies Receive European Union Regulatory Approval   Article

Late Wheat Planting Requires Extra Planning   Article

University of Florida Releases First Citrus Cultivar; Sugar Belle Packs A Tasty Punch   Article

New Research to Aid Sweet Potato Growers   Article

Pioneer Hi-Bred Offers 26 New Soybean Varieties for 2010   Article

Forage and Grazinglands


Poultry Litter Application Caused Low Leaf Calcium and Magnesium, Increasing the Grass Tetany Potential of Stockpiled Tall Fescue   Summary | Article


Fescue Toxicosis.
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Management Strategies for Cattle Grazing Toxic Tall Fescue During Summer Months   Summary | Article

Ergot Alkaloid Induced Blood Vessel Dysfunction Contributes to Fescue Toxicosis   Summary | Article

Tall Fescue Toxicity for Horses: Historical Overview and Kentucky's Successful Pasture Evaluation Program    Summary | Article

Endophyte Infected Tall Fescue and Small Ruminant Production: Do We Have a Problem?   Summary | Article

Novel Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescues   Summary | Article


Watch for Poisonous Weeds Commonly Found in Hay    Article

Effects of Poor Nutrition in Beef Cattle May Be Delayed   Article

Putting Dairy Cows Out to Pasture More Profitable   Article

New Issue of ARS Healthy Animals Newsletter Available    Article


Plant Health Progress


Relative Susceptibility of Selected Apple Cultivars to Powdery Mildew Caused by Podosphaera leucotricha    Summary | Article

Validation of the Lipbalm Tube Assay for Evaluation of Fungicide Sensitivity in Field Isolates of Monilinia fructicola    Summary | Article


Detection of Three Whitefly-transmitted Viruses Infecting the Cucurbit Weed Cucumis melo var. dudaim in Florida    Summary | Article


Coping with Moldy Corn   Article

Kudzu-eating Pest Found in Northeast Georgia   Article

Syngenta Gains Registration for Axial TBC Herbicide on Cereal Crops   Article

Actara, Platinum 75SG Insecticides Registered for Citrus in California   Article

As Harvest Wraps Up, Curing Concerns Exist for Burley, Dark Tobacco   Article

Soybean Diseases Influence Variety Selection, Treatments in 2010   Article

Test Detects Insect Carriers of Citrus Greening Disease   Article

Applied Turfgrass Science


St. Augustinegrass Cultivar Influences on Southern Chinch Bug and Predator Populations    Summary | Article


Hybrid Bluegrasses Analyzed for Use in Transition Zone   Article

Dow AgroSciences Announces Changes to Its Label for Conserve SC   Article

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