Plant Management Network News
Number 47: December 20, 2005

PMN Partners Program Grows to 50 Strong

The Plant Management Network is pleased to announce that its Partners Program has now grown to include 50 the most highly respected organizations in agriculture. PMN’s industry, university, and nonprofit partners provide science-based solutions to agricultural practitioners worldwide through support of a collaborative not-for-profit collection of online resources. 

Information on PMN’s Partners Program is available online. For additional details, email


PMN Welcomes New Partners BPIA and AgraQuest

Biopesticide Industry Alliance

The Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA) is an alliance of companies and organizations that have substantial interest in R&D, manufacturing, and/or marketing of biological pesticides or biopesticides. BPIA's objectives are to 1) develop and promote industry standards for biopesticides, 2) communicate the benefits of biopesticides, 3) develop strong working relationships with regulatory authorities, and 4) be the leading source of information for biopesticides. Read more>> 


AgraQuest is a biotechnology company that focuses on discovering, developing, manufacturing, and marketing effective, safe, and environmentally friendly natural pest management products for the agricultural, institutional, and home markets. Since 1995, AgraQuest has proven that the natural world is an untapped source of new, and natural, pesticidal products, and has developed and commercialized a line of innovative, effective, natural products for pest management. Read more>>

PMN Announces New Web-Based Manuscript Submission and Review System

PMN is happy to announce its new web-based service for authors, editors, and reviewers. Beginning in early January 2006, all PMN Journals (Applied Turfgrass Science, Crop Management, Forage and Grazinglands, and
Plant Health Progress) will convert from their current email submission process to an online submission system called Manuscript Central. The new system will make submission of new manuscripts quicker and easier, allow authors to track their manuscripts through the peer-review process, decrease the time needed for review, and facilitate record keeping and statistical reporting.



PMN Year in Review

New in 2005

PMN Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

PMN Launches Soybean Rust Information Center

PMN Publishes Proceedings of the National Soybean Rust Symposium

18-Month Open Access Initiated for PMN’s Peer-Reviewed Journals

National Agricultural Library Subscribes Providing Access for All USDA Employees

Libraries in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, and the United States Subscribe

New Partners Joining in 2005

Biopesticide Industry Alliance
Canadian Phytopathological Society
Edison College
Michigan State University
Mississippi State University
Society of Nematologists
Texas A&M University
USGA Green Section
University of Arizona
University of Maryland
University of Minnesota

These partners join PMN’s growing list of agricultural partner organizations. Thank you!

PMN Exhibits in 2005

Commodity Classic
American Phytopathological Society
American Society of Agronomy
Crop Science Society of America
Soil Science Society of America
National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants
International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists
United States Agricultural Information Network
National Soybean Rust Symposium


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