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  Plant Management Network News
Number 130: November 30, 2012

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Resource Spotlight: Plant Health Progress

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Plant Health Progress (PHP) is an applied, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on plant health. PHP’s scope covers three main areas of applied crop management: plant pathology, nematology, and entomology in agriculture and horticulture. PHP’s peer-reviewed section includes research articles, reviews, briefs, management recommendations, and diagnostic guides, all targeted at researchers and practitioners with a crop science background. The News and Opinions section features news and perspectives from its 80-plus partnering organizations, which include land-grant universities, scientific societies, and agribusiness. View PMN’s full list of resources.

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‘Focus on’ Resources Have New Webcast Players

Going forward, Focus on Corn, Focus on Potato, Focus on Soybean, and Focus on Tomato webcasts will each be have their own branded webcast players. Each new player includes the respective ‘Focus on’ mastheads, as well as the PMN logo. And the colors of each new player more closely match their respective resources. View the new look in this month’s featured webcasts…

Waterhemp Management Discussed in ‘Focus on Corn’

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Waterhemp is a summer annual weed species that has become problematic across much of the corn growing region of the Midwest. And herbicide-resistant waterhemp populations are becoming increasingly common, which adds additional challenges to developing an effective waterhemp management program for corn. The latest Focus on Corn webcast, “Waterhemp: Management Considerations for Field Corn” by Dr. Aaron Hager, Associate Professor of Weed Science at the University of Illinois, helps address this issue by discussing the biological characteristics of waterhemp and how these characteristics can influence the success or failure of herbicide programs. View presentation | View other corn talks

Soft Rot, Black Leg Disease Management Discussed in ‘Focus on Potato’

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Being that there are no curative treatments for bacterial blackleg, soft rot, and stem rot and no resistant potato varieties, appropriate production practices are required to combat losses from these diseases. “Soft Rot and Blackleg Diseases of Potato” by Dr. Amy Charkowski, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, helps users control bacterial blackleg, soft rot, and stem rot in potato through cultural practices. This talk provides information on how to interfere with these diseases at planting, during the growing season and at harvest. Fundamentals on the biology and ecology of these bacterial pathogens are also presented. By the end of the presentation users, should understand why the recommended cultural practices work to control these diseases. View presentation | View other potato talks

Storage Recommendations Discussed in Latest Focus on Soybean Webcast

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It’s a travesty, but some growers will toil all year to produce a healthy crop of soybeans and then decrease their value due to poor harvesting, drying and storage practices. “Soybean Storage” by Dr. Kenneth Hellevang, Professor of Ag and Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University, was produced to help practitioners in the United States dry, handle and store soybeans in a manner to maintain their value. Topics in this talk include optimum harvest moisture content, required moisture content to safely store soybeans, the value of cooling stored beans, recommended handling methods, hazards of reconditioning soybeans, and recommended practices for both natural air and high temperature drying. View presentation | View other soybean talks

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Last Month’s Most Popular Articles

Applied Turfgrass Science: Relative Resistance of Creeping Bentgrass Cultivars to Sclerotinia homoeocarpa and Typhula incarnata  Summary | Article

Crop Management: Soybean Yield Loss Caused by Node Removal   Summary | Article

Forage and Grazinglands: The Economics of Legume Planting   Article

Plant Health Progress: Flaming to Reduce Inocula of the Boxwood Blight Pathogen, Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum, in Field Soil   Summary | Article

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Applied Turfgrass Science - Crop Management
Forage and Grazinglands - Plant Health Progress

Applied Turfgrass Science

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Diagnostic Guide

Anthracnose of Centipedegrass Turf  Summary | Article


BASF Launches Pillar G Intrinsic Brand Fungicide   Article

Crop Management

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The Effects of Preharvest Glyphosate With Ammonium Adjuvants on Grain Protein Content of Hard Red Spring Wheat  Summary | Article

Late-Season Herbicide Influence on Summer Annual Weed Control and Potato Yield  Summary | Article

Glyphosate-Based Herbicide Programs for a Mixed Population of Glyphosate-Resistant and Glyphosate-Susceptible Palmer Amaranth  Summary | Article


Partial Corn Stover Removal Reduces Management Challenges   Article

Purdue Extension Publication Offers Facts About New Herbicide-Tolerant Crops   Article

New Bio-Fertilizer Can Increase Hydroponic Vegetable Growth: Ohio State Trials   Article

MSU Center Tests New Rice Varieties   Article

Dwindling Water Supplies Prompt Recommendations for Growers   Article

Choosing Corn Hybrids for Next Growing Season   Article

Soybean Growers Benefit From DuPont Pioneer High-Tech Team-Up   Article

Managing Hop Stunt Viroid   Article

Syngenta Introduces 70 Corn Hybrids for the 2013 Planting Season to Help Farmers Grow More Corn   Article

Farmers Report High Yields with Pioneer Brand Soybeans   Article

Effects From Sandy Could Delay Harvest and Impact Corn Yields   Article

Soy Checkoff Research Yields Smartphone App   Article

The Phosphorus Index: Changes Afoot   Article

BASF Launches New Advanced Weed Control Online Resource   Article

Syngenta and BASF Enter Into Sunflower Technology Licensing Agreements   Article

Selecting Soybean Varieties for 2013   Article

Syngenta New Online Magazine Informs, Engages, Rewards   Article

Soil Test Results May Not Reveal Accurate Field Nutrient Availability   Article

Basis Blend Herbicide Offers Improved Weed Control Post Harvest   Article

Aggressive Palmer Amaranth Weed Found In Northern Indiana   Article

Rice Irrigation Method Saves Fuel, Water, Money   Article

UF/IFAS Scientists Discover Enzyme That Improves Flavor of Ripening Tomatoes   Article

Forage and Grazinglands

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Yellow Jacket Seed Coating Improves Establishment of ‘Prosper’ Summer-Dormant Tall Fescue  Summary | Article


Using Oilseed Radish to Extend the Grazing Season Article

DuPont Pioneer Forage Inoculant Patent Upheld Article

Beef-Herd Owners Learn to Use Fall Grass to Supplement Poor-Quality Drought Hay Article

Plant Health Progress

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Spatial Distribution of Crown Gall in a Commercial Nursery of Weeping Fig  Summary | Article

Estimating Population Densities of Root Lesion Nematodes, Pratylenchus spp., from Soil Samples Using Dual Active and Passive Assays  Summary | Article


Epidemiology of Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici-Ug99 in the Rift Valley “Flyway” from Uganda-Kenya to Yemen  Summary | Article


Montana State University Fights Wheat Disease As Part of Six-State Collaboration   Article

Drought: Late-harvested Corn Has Increased Concern for Ear Molds   Article

Evaluate Effectiveness of Sugarbeet Cercospora Spray Program at Harvest   Article

Issues Associated With “Least Toxic Pesticides” Applied as a “Last Resort”   Article

Recent BASF Research Highlights Plant Health Benefits of Fungicides Containing F500 Fungicide   Article

Oregon State University Demystifies How Oat Fungus Kills Plants   Article

Citrus Fruits: A Plus for Human Health   Article

European Union Approves Agrisure Viptera Trait From Syngenta for Import   Article

BASF Launches Fast-Acting Altrevin Fire Ant Bait Insecticide   Article

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