Plant Management Network News
Number 73: February 19, 2008

EnviroLogix Becomes PMN’s 62nd Partner
PMN welcomes EnviroLogix—a leader in the development of rapid test kits for the detection of genetically-modified seed and grain, mycotoxins, and plant pathogens—as its newest industry partner. Along with the most extensive line of GMO test kits available, EnviroLogix offers a growing portfolio of plant pathogen kits to identify field infection and to support crop-management decisions. Their many solutions include QuickStix kits for soybean rust and Tomato Apex Necrosis Virus, and their QuickBead kit for bacterial fruit blotch. View their many solutions in the PMN Plant Science Database.

PMN invites those in the industry, education, and nonprofit sectors to help us enhance the health, management, and production of plants and the commodities they produce. For information on the partners program, please visit us online or inquire by email.

Matheron Named PHP Editor-in-Chief

Mike Matheron, University of Arizona, assumed responsibilities as Editor-in-Chief of Plant Health Progress (PHP) beginning January 2008. Matheron succeeds Mike Benson, North Carolina State University. Matheron is also pleased to name four new Senior Editors—Greg Browne, Mary Olsen, Patrick Phipps, and Ned Tisserat—to the PHP editorial board. PHP publishes articles in all areas affecting plant health, including abiotic disorders, diseases, insects, nematodes, weeds, integrated pest management, and regulatory issues. Submission guidelines are available online.

Springer Announces 20% Book Discount for PMN Readers

Springer, a leading global academic publisher and partner of the Plant Management Network, announces an exclusive offer for PMN readers. Take advantage of a 20% discount on Springer's broad range of book publications in the plant and agricultural sciences. Browse, order, and receive your discount at

Plant Health Progress Editor's Pick

The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is an economically important pathogen of soybean in the U.S.A. Resistant cultivars have been developed from a single plant source. In this month’s pick, a survey of soybean fields in Illinois by T. L. Niblack and coauthors revealed that 70% of the populations of SCN have adapted to this resistance at some level, reducing the effectiveness of SCN-resistant cultivars as a crop management tool. Recommendations are presented to slow down this adaptation.

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New Articles from
Plant Health Progress


QoI Resistance of Plasmopara viticola and Erysiphe necator in the Mid-Atlantic United States     Summary | Article

Evaluation of Chemical Agents for the Control of Phytophthora ramorum and Other Species of Phytophthora on Nursery Crops     Summary | Article

Evaluation of Fungicides for the Control of Phytophthora ramorum Infecting Rhododendron, Camellia, Pieris, and Viburnum     Summary | Article

Use of Neonicotinoid Insecticides Applied to Soil and Seed for Green Peach Aphid Management on Spinach     Summary | Article


First Report of Stem Rot of Dracaena Caused by Aspergillus niger in Iran     Summary | Article


Kansas State University Researchers Move One Step Closer to Curbing Pests´ Appetite for Crops     Article

Diamond Planting Design for Peanut Crops     Article

EnviroLogix announces the first field diagnostic test for Tomato Apex Necrosis Virus: QuickStix Kit for ToANV     Article

2007 National Soybean Rust Symposium Proceedings Now Available     Article

New Articles from
Crop Management

Preemergence Herbicides Effect on Growth and Yield of Early-Planted Mississippi Soybean     Summary | Article

Soil Sampling for Fertilizer Recommendations in Conservation Tillage with Paratill Subsoiling     Summary | Article

Variety Trials    

CM variety trials
New York 2006 Alfalfa
Pennsylvania 2006 Alfalfa

New York 2007 Alfalfa
Louisiana 2005 Corn Hybrid Performance Trials
Louisiana 2006 Corn Hybrid Performance Trials
Nebraska 2007 Corn
New Mexico 2006 Corn Silage
New Mexico 2007 Limited Irrigated Grain Sorghum Performance Test - Clovis
New Mexico 2007 Full Irrigated Grain Sorghum Performance Test - Clovis
New Mexico 2007 Dryland Grain Sorghum Performance Test - Clovis
Louisiana 2005 Soybean
South Carolina 2006 Soybean - Blackville
Nebraska 2007 Soybean
Red River Valley On-Farm Yield Trials: Minnesota 2006 Hard Red Spring Wheat
Red River Valley On-Farm Yield Trials: Minnesota 2007 Hard Red Spring Wheat
Nebraska 2007 Winter Wheat Variety Trial Results
New Mexico 2007 Wheat Variety Trial Results - Clovis - Dryland
New Mexico 2007 Wheat Variety Trial Results - Clovis - Irrigated


Planting Corn After Corn Demands Top-of-Game Management     Article

A "Berry" Good Bee for Pollinating Blackberries and Raspberries     Article

NDSU Offers Sunflower Production Guide to Increase Profitability     Article

NDSU Releases Cavalier Nontransgenic Soybean     Article

Volunteer Corn Can Impact Corn Yield     Article

Soybean Plants Per Acre     Article

Weed Science Society of American Launches Invasive Plant Science and Management     Article

New Articles from
Applied Turfgrass Science


Mowing Strategies and Fertilization Improves Sports Fields During and After 70-day Re-establishment Window  Summary | Article


Late Winter Seeding Through February Can Give Your Lawn a Head Start Come Spring      Article

Bermudagrass Contamination in Tall Fescue     Article

New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands

Variety Trials

FG variety trials
Nebraska 2005-2006 North Platte Cool-Season Grass
Nebraska 2005-2006 North Platte Orchardgrass


Control Costs, But Don’t Sacrifice Bull Nutrition, Health and Genetics     Article

Managing Cattle Operations to Protect Lakes and Rivers     Article

Hay Market Review Shows Price Increases to Continue     Article

Finding Better Year-Round Forage     Article

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