Plant Management Network News
Number 119: December 28, 2011

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

From the Network

Get a Sneak Peek of PMN’s First Grant Outreach Webcast

The Plant Management Network is pleased to announce its first grant outreach webcast, titled “
Gray Leaf Spot” by Dr. Alison Robertson of Iowa State University.  This is the first in a series of four USDA grant-funded presentations that will cover various diseases of corn.  In addition to educating practitioners and applied scientists on the topic, this webcast leads readers to other resources that are funded, at least in part, by this same multi-state grant.  In early January, PMN will publish this webcast in Focus on Corn and release it to the corn industry through various channels.

The Plant Management Network is an ideal place for housing applied grant outreach information.  PMN, an organization jointly managed by the American Phytopathological Society, American Society of Agronomy, and Crop Science Society of America, offers permanence, neutrality, cost-effectiveness, high impact, and publishing expertise. To learn more about how PMN can help with your currently funded or proposed NIFA, SCRI, SARE, or EPA project, contact Phil Bogdan at or at 651-994-3859.

PMN Reaches Nearly 406,000 Individuals in 2011

PMN is finishing off a record year in terms of readership. PMN reached a total of 405,909 unique individuals between January 1, 2011 and December 27, 2011. This is nearly a 13% gain in readership over the previous calendar year, during which time PMN logged nearly 360,000 unique individuals.

PMN to Produce Short-length Webcasts for Soybean Producers

Thanks to support from the United Soybean Board and the Soybean Checkoff, PMN will begin producing “executive summary” versions for each new Focus on Soybean webcast, starting in January.  These webcasts, which will run 1.5 to 5 minutes in length, will offer a short synopsis of the webcast’s full-length version, plus bottom line management information that is particularly of interest to practitioners in the field.  

Focus on Potato Webcast Covers Bacterial Ring Rot

Bacterial ring rot is one of the most feared diseases of potato because of the devastating losses it can cause. The latest Focus on Potato webcast, titled “Bacterial Ring Rot of Potato” by Dr. Neil Gudmestad of North Dakota State University, addresses the identification and management of this disease. The presentation covers symptoms, detection methods, and disease management strategies. This webcast will be open access through February 29, 2012.

Last Chance for a Year-end Discount

PMN Update Newsletter subscribers: This is your last chance to save on your first-year subscription to PMN.  Now through December 31, 2011, you can subscribe for $10 off our regular ($45) and member-based ($38) subscription rates.  This subscription includes access to all PMN resources. Members of PMN’s nonprofit partnering organizations qualify for the lower $38 subscription rate.  Just visit PMN’s personal subscriptions page, choose the regular or member-based rate, and enter coupon code PMN10 in the “Payment” section of the checkout process.

Last Month’s Most Popular Articles

- Applied Turfgrass Science: Annual Bluegrass Control in Seedling Creeping Bentgrass with Bispyribac-sodium     Summary | Article


- Crop Management: Using Ground Eggshells as a Liming Material in Corn and Soybean Production     Summary | Article


- Forage and Grazinglands: Interseeding Teff Into Tall Fescue Swards to Improve Late Summer Forage Production     Summary | Article


- Plant Health Progress: A Diagnostic Guide for Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon     Summary | Article


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Influence of Precipitation, Temperature, and 56 Years on Winter Wheat Yields in Western Kansas      Summary | Article

Improved Nitrogen Management for Burley Tobacco Production in the United States      Summary | Article

Impact of Nitrogen Fertilization on Nutrient Removal by Corn Grain      Summary | Article

One-pass Tillage for Summer Fallow Under Arid Summer Conditions      Summary | Article


NDSU Releases Prosper Hard Red Spring Wheat      Article

Monsanto’s Vistive Gold Soybean Trait Receives USDA Deregulation      Article

Ohio Corn and Soybean Performance Trial Results Now Available      Article

Crop Return Projections Are Positive for 2012      Article

Soybeans Posted Record Average Yield in 2011      Article

AgriLife Research Study Aimed at Reducing Drought-Stress Losses to Wheat      Article

Growers Offered Free Soil Testing      Article

Strip-till Improves Nutrient Uptake and Yield      Article

Trend-adjusted APH Yield Endorsement Gives Farmers More      Article

Asgrow Performance System Brings Farmers Competitive Edge in Soybean Production      Article

Strawberry Crop Coming in Earlier Than Usual      Article

Peanuts Deliver Big for Arkansas Growers      Article

Soybeans Still Stranded, Cotton Modules Sprouting      Article

Missouri Drought More Than Skin Deep      Article

Research Seeks to Safeguard Soil While Producing Energy from Biomass      Article

Exclusive Products, Advanced Breeding Program Drive DEKALB Corn Product Lineup for 2012      Article

Don’t Overdo Tillage Following Wet Spring, Harvest      Article

Harvest End Tantalizingly Close Despite Snow and More Rain      Article

Channel 2012 Product Lineup Features 17 New Genuity VT Double PRO RIB Complete Products      Article

Genetic Improvement Propels Corn Yield Past Weather Woes      Article

U of M Research Helps Growers Narrow Yield Gap for Corn      Article

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Survey of Fungal, Nematode and Virus Diseases of Soybean in Alabama      Summary | Article

Testing for Plant-parasitic Nematodes that Feed on Corn in Iowa 2000-2010      Summary | Article


Mexican Rice Borer Moving Slowly Into Louisiana      Article

DuPont and Rosetta Green Sign Research Agreement to Identify Drought Tolerance Genes in Corn and Soybeans      Article

Mistletoe: Holiday Decoration or Parasite to Colorado Pines?      Article

Syngenta-Sponsored Study Maps Rhizoctonia Groups in U.S. Cereal Regions; Sheds New Light on Distribution and Disease Potential      Article

Fast, Cheap, and Accurate: Improved Virus Detecting Test Helps Check Spread of Cassava Disease      Article

Emerald Ash Borer Found in More Kentucky Counties      Article

NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets System Available to Michigan Sugar Cooperative Growers      Article

Wheat Can't Stop Hessian Flies, So Scientists Find Reinforcements      Article

New Data Show INOVATE Seed Protectant Delivered Strong Performance, Customer Satisfaction in 2011      Article

Researchers Seek New Treatments for Strawberry Diseases      Article

SDS Northward Movement Expands Threat to Soybean Yields      Article

Despite a Tough Start, 2011 Growing Season Finishes Strong      Article

SmartStax Registration Extension Provides Grower Access to Broadest Spectrum In-Plant Corn Protection for Future Plantings      Article

EPA Extends Registrations for Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete Corn and Genuity SmartStax Corn      Article

Using Radiation to Sterilize Light Brown Apple Moth      Article

Stink Bugs Prompt MSU Researchers to Establish Control Measures      Article

MSU Research Benefits Poinsettia Producers      Article

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Heavy Sand and Crumb Rubber Topdressing Improves Kentucky Bluegrass Wear Tolerance      Summary | Article

Influence of Summer Spoonfeeding Six Nitrogen Sources On Dollar Spot Severity and Chlorothalonil Efficacy in Creeping Bentgrass      Summary | Article

Effects of Venting Aeration on Neglected Bermudagrass Putting Greens      Summary | Article


Managing Turf with Growth Regulators      Article

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Effect of Harvest Processes on the Nutritive Value of Kentucky Bluegrass Residue from Seed Harvest      Summary | Article

Using Companion Legumes in Summer-Dormant Tall Fescue Pastures in the Southeastern USA Coastal Plain      Summary | Article

Overseeding Alfalfa with Rye and/or Annual Ryegrass Can Improve Forage Distribution and Total Production      Summary | Article

Effects of Applying Nitrogen on Yield of Introduced Perennial Summer Grass Cultivars in Oklahoma      Summary | Article


Book Addresses Midwest Cow-Calf Management Issues      Article

NMSU Researchers Developing Drought-Resistant Alfalfa Varieties      Article

AFGC Will Hold Its Annual Meeting This January in Kentucky      Article

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