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Issue 164: November 30, 2015 

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"From the Network" News

‘Tis the Season for Grant Writing...

The Plant Management Network can help you and fellow researchers build measurable impact for your grant-funded outreach efforts through webcasts, web hubs, and other resources targeted at applied scientists and agricultural/horticultural practitioners. Learn more about writing us into your grant proposal. Contact Phil Bogdan at or 651-994-3859 for more information.


View these PMN Webcasts for CCA Credits

Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) wishing to build and maintain their certification can now attain CEUs through PMN webcasts. For just a small administrative fee charged through the CCA program, you can gain credit for viewing the following presentations without taking the quiz:

Focus on Corn

Larval Corn Rootworm Management

Adult Corn Rootworm Suppression

CRW Biology and Behavior and RNA Interference as a Pest Management Tool

Resistance Evolution and IRM for Corn Rootworm

Re-learning CRW Management in the Transgenic Era

Focus on Cotton

Cotton Nutrition in the Southeastern U.S.       

Fertilizing for High-Yield Cotton

Whitefly Management and Prevention of Excess Sugars in Cotton

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Time Running out to Submit your Fungicide, Nematicide, and Biocontrol Trials

The first submission period for PDMR, Volume 10 closes on December 7. Make sure to be a part of this important resource, which offers efficacy trials of fungicides, nematicides, and biological controls for the crop protection industry, consultants, and other practitioners. Contact PDMR Editor Kerik Cox,, with questions. 


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"Focus on" Webcasts


Improving Soil Health in Cotton Cropping Systems - Steve Woodruff, 

Managing Soil Compaction in Agricultural Fields - Randy L. Raper, Oklahoma State University 

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PMN Crop News


Award-Winning Cover Crops Guide Helps Growers Improve Water Quality - The Ohio State University

Choose Your Lime Wisely - United Soybean Board

Champaign County Farmer Sets New State Soybean Yield Record - Illinois Soybean Association

Vital Topics to Consider for 2015 Wheat Planting - Mississippi State University

High Yields? Don’t Let That Become a Drain on Soil Fertility - United Soybean Board


Syngenta Previews Vegetable Breeding Innovations at Trial Event Series - Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Crop Varieties

Pioneer Brand Corn Silage Portfolio Out-performs Competitors in Tonnage and Starch Content - DuPont Pioneer

Syngenta Introduces New High-Yielding Wheat Variety for Northern Plains - Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Forage and Rangeland Management

First Frost Means Hold the Grazing on Johnsongrass - University of Arkansas

MSU Forage Tests Help Companies, Producers - Mississippi State University


Seaweed Extract Benefits Petunia, Tomato Transplants - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Insect Pests / Entomology

Insecticide Seed Treatments and Sprays for Hessian Fly - North Carolina State University


EPA Orders Cancellation of Dow’s Sulfoxaflor (Transform) - Mississippi State University

Plant Diseases

New Method May Help Detect Avocado Pathogen Earlier - University of Florida

New Insect, Weed and Disease Threats Challenge Producers - Mississippi State University

New Downy Mildew Hybrids Soon Available to Pickle Growers - Monsanto Company


Store It Safely - United Soybean Board

Grain Management Vital Now - North Dakota State University

Weed Management

Are You Ready for the Weeds? - United Soybean Board

Armezon PRO Herbicide From BASF Receives Registration for use on all Corn Types − BASF Crop Protection

Winter Weeds: Control or Not to Control? - University of Nebraska

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress

Mini Review

Virus Decline of Strawberry in California and the Role of Insect Vectors and Associated Viruses

NPDRS Recovery Plans

Recovery Plan for Laurel Wilt on Redbay and Other Forest Species Caused by Raffaelea lauricola and Disseminated by Xyleborus glabratus


Effectiveness of Nine Different Fungicides for Management of Crown and Root Rot of Chile Pepper Plants Caused by Phytophthora capsici

Evaluation of the New Compound Oxathiapiprolin for Control of Downy Mildew in Basil

Association Between Bagrada hilaris Density and Feeding Damage in Broccoli: Implications for Pest Management

Root-knot Control and Yield Response of Corn with Seed Treatment and Granular Nematicides


First Report of Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybean Caused by Fusarium virguliforme in Louisiana 

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: Isolation, Identification, Storage, Pathogenicity Tests, Hosts, and Geographic Range of Fusarium solani f. sp.pisi Causing Fusarium Root Rot of Pea

Crop, Forage, & Turfgrass Management: Comparisons of Annual No-Till Spring Cereal Cropping Systems in the Pacific Northwest 

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Job/Internship Listings

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

  • Seed Production Supervisor
  • Assistant Professor- Invertebrate Crop Pest Scientist

View these postings at the PMN Employment/Internship Posting Service

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