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Number 121: February 28, 2012

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Get Tips for Preserving Seed Quality in Latest Focus on Soybean Webcast

Tomato Diagnostics  

This presentation, titled Preserving Soybean Seed Quality, by Dr. John Rupe at the University of Arkansas, will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the North-Central, and Southern U.S. understand and manage soybean seed quality. This presentation describes the differences between seed germination and seed vigor and how seed vigor is measured. Rupe also covers the major abiotic and biotic factors that affect soybean seed quality, general methods to preserve seed quality, and tips for growers buying seed. This talk is available in executive summary and full-length versions in Focus on Soybean.

Latest Focus on Corn Webcast Covers Ear, Kernel Mold Management

Soybean Seeding  

This talk, titled “Ear and Kernel Mold Biology and Management” and authored by Dr. Charles Woloshuk at Purdue University, covers the important ear rot diseases of corn, the relationship between ear rot diseases and mycotoxin contamination, the basic principles ear rot disease management, and proper grain storage to reduce the risk of spoilage. View this and other presentations in Focus on Corn.

Focus on Potato Takes on Insecticide Resistance

Soybean Seeding  

This latest presentation from Dr. Russ Groves at the University of Wisconsin covers Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM). It includes a case study on Colorado Potato Beetle (CPB) to demonstrate pests’ increasing resistance of insect pests to insecticides, including the neonicotinoid class of insecticides in the case of CPB. Aside from the case study, Groves’ presentation offers sound (IRM) practices to help ensure current controls remain more effective. View this and other presentations in Focus on Potato.

Call For Entries: ASA, CSSA, & SSSA Awards and Scholarships

The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America are accepting nominations for 2012 Awards, which honors researchers, educators, professionals, and students. Nominate someone for one of the dozens of awards (scholarships allow for self-nominations). Deadlines: March 21 to initiate online nominations and March 28 for reference letters and final submission.

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Applied Turfgrass Science: Establishment of Creeping Bentgrass in Annual Bluegrass Fairways Using Glyphosate and Interseeding  Summary | Article

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Forage and Grazinglands: Comparing Morphological Development and Nutritive Value of Caucasian Old World Bluestem and Native Grasses  Summary | Article

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Applied Turfgrass Science

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Golf Course Environmental Profile Measures Energy Use and Energy Management Practices  Summary | Article


Evaluation of Insecticides for Lethal Dose, Lethal Concentration, and Field Activity on Hunting Billbug in Warm-Season Turfgrass  Summary | Article


Best Practices for Crane Flies in Sod Production  Article

Golf Course Weeds are Developing Resistance to the Herbicide Glyphosate  Article

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Cattle Producers Advised to Use Caution as Prices March Higher  Article

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Economics of Alternative Management Practices for Jointed Goatgrass in Winter Wheat in the Pacific Northwest  Summary | Article


Ohio State Expert: Late Planting Can Still Result in Strong Yields if Corn Growers Make Adjustments  Article

Western Great Plains Growers Gearing Up to Plant Monsanto's New DroughtGard Hybrids  Article

Smart Management Can Help Growers Overcome Early Planting, High Residue Challenges  Article

Sulfur Research  Article

Waterhemp Resistance Emerges as Significant Weed Problem in Minnesota  Article

Fierce Herbicide Receives EPA Registration in Corn  Article

ECO Farming Saves Growers Money, Improves Soil and Benefits Environment, Researchers Say  Article

Soybean Can Grow in New York, Thanks to Climate Change  Article

Warm Winters May Affect Crop Management Decisions in Kansas  Article

Five Ways Crop Growers Can Plan for Spring Drought  Article

More Than Manure Nutrient Manager Now Available, Boosting Growers’ Manure Fertilizer  Article

Bigger Wheat and Weeds Result of Mild Winter  Article

Wet Fall and Warm Winter Leave Abundance of Manure Farmers Can Use as Crop Nutrient  Article

Should I Reduce Residue to Reduce Disease?  Article

USDA Study: Conservation Practices Reduce Sediment and Nutrient Losses in the Ohio-Tennessee River Basin  Article

No-Till Farming Opens Hills to Crop Production  Article

Integrated Weed Management Best Response to Herbicide Resistance  Article

OSU Extension Researcher Offers Strategies for Spring Marestail Management  Article

A New Tool for Mapping Water Use and Drought  Article

Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds Spreading  Article

Pioneer Hi-Bred Releases 17 New Products for Drought-Stressed Environments  Article

New Insights Into Invasive Plant Management  Article

Unpredictable Weather Requires Proper Corn Management  Article

Crop Residue Removal Studies from Pioneer Hi-Bred, DuPont Industrial Biosciences Provide Management Options  Article

U of A Division of Agriculture Develops Strategies to Combat Herbicide-Resistant Barnyardgrass  Article

Pioneer Study Shows Corn Responses to Crop Rotation, Reduced Nitrogen Environments  Article

Researcher: Spray Water Quality Matters in Herbicide Efficacy  Article

Residue Removal Studies from Pioneer, DuPont Industrial Biosciences Give Growers Options  Article

Valent Announces Launch of Mobile Website  Article

New Book Challenges Statistics for Agricultural Sciences  Article

Plant Health Progress

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Peanut Genotype and Seeding Rate Effects on Spotted Wilt  Summary | Article

Real-time PCR Detection of Rhodococcus fascians and Discovery of New Plants Associated with R. fascians in Pennsylvania  Summary | Article

Effects of Soybean Leaf and Plant Age on Susceptibility to Initiation of Infection by Phakopsora pachyrhizi  Summary | Article


First Report of Erysiphe knautiae (Erysiphales) on Lomelosia caucasica (Caucasian Pincushion Flower) in North America  Summary | Article


Colorado State Forest Service Report Highlights Need to Address Bark Beetle Aftermath on Private Land  Article

METLOCK Fungicide Now Available in Corn, Cotton, Cereals  Article

Agdia Develops Highly Sensitive PCR Assay for the Detection of Pospiviroids  Article

Mild Winter Likely to Increase Insect, Weed Pressures  Article

Fierce Herbicide Receives EPA Registration in Corn  Article

AgriLife Research Study Shows Temperatures May Change Disease Resistance in Wheat  Article

Warm Winters May Affect Crop Management Decisions in Kansas  Article

Testing for Citrus Greening with AmplifyRP  Article

New Multi-year Data Show Dow AgroSciences SmartStax Continues to Provide Consistent Control of Above-Ground Corn Insects  Article

IPM for the Southern Pine Beetle  Article

Stripe Rust, Late Freeze Threaten State’s Wheat  Article

NipsIt SUITE Cereals of Seed Protectant Now Available to Cereal Growers  Article

Diseased South Texas Citrus Trees Destroyed  Article

CruiserMaxx Peanuts is Now Available for the 2012 Growing Season  Article

Analysis of Emerald Ash Borer Management Options  Article

Indigenous Parasitoids vs. the Light Brown Apple Moth  Article

Wheat Midge Forecast Improved for 2012  Article

Quash Fungicide Registered for Use on Blueberries  Article

Control Buckthorn During Winter Dormancy  Article

Colorado State Forest Service: Larimer County Saw Greatest Bark Beetle Impacts in 2011  Article

Ag Researchers: Test Pulse Seed for Ascochyta  Article

Budworms Implicated as Cause of Green Bean Syndrome in Soybeans  Article

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