PMN Update

Plant Management Network News
Number 12: 6 February 2003


The journal, Crop Management, recently introduced a new section, Variety Trials, for the publication of annual reports of hybrid and variety performance. Initial crops covered include alfalfa, corn grain, corn silage, cotton, grain sorghum, soybeans, and wheat. Variety Trials may be located by scrolling down Crop Management's main Table of Contents and now includes six newly published reports in standardized format. Author guidelines and templates for submitting trials as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets are also available. Crop Management invites potential authors to submit reports to the new centralized repository for harvest years 2001 and later.

The electronic versions of the popular APS Press publications, Fungicide and Nematicide Tests and Biological and Cultural Tests for the Control of Plant Diseases are now available through the Plant Management Network. PMN subscribers may access the publications by clicking the "Field Trials" link in the upper right corner of the PMN homepage. PMN's full set of online resources currently includes Plant Health Progress, Crop Management, B&C Tests, F&N Tests, PMN's Image Collections, and the PMN Update Newsletter for one single subscription price. Regular PMN subscriptions may be purchased for $40 or less, as described on PMN's online subscription page.


PMN to Renew Subscriptions Online
The Plant Management Network is finalizing a new online subscription renewal process. This new process will make subscription renewal quick and convenient for subscribers. Renewal notices will be sent via e-mail starting in the month of February. If you have any questions when renewing your subscription, please contact Brian Simdars at +1.651.994.3849 or



Plant Health Brief
First Report of Powdery Mildew of Mahonia aquifolium Caused by Microsphaera berberidis (Erysiphe berberidis) in North America

Plant Health Reviews
Recent Trends in Microbiological Safety of Fruits and Vegetables

Plant Health Briefs
Natural Occurrence of the Entomopathogenic Fungus Nomuraea rileyi in the Soybean Green Semilooper, Chrysodeixis acuta, in India

Crop Management Research
Grain Sorghum Response to Planting Date

Profitability of Various Corn, Soybean, Wheat, and Alfalfa Cropping Systems

Crop Management Guide
Fiber Flax Farming Practices in the Southeastern United States

Utilizing Soil-Moisture Monitoring to Improve Alfalfa and Pasture Irrigation Management


Copyright Plant Management Network 2003