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  Plant Management Network News
Number 133: February 27, 2013

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Introducing 'Focus on Cotton'!


Growers and crop consultants across the Cotton Belt now have a new and freely accessible resource to “focus on” this year. Focus on Cotton, a crop management resource that features monthly webcasts from noted experts in the cotton industry, is now online and available for viewing. Come back each month and visit these free presentations courtesy of Cotton Incorporated.

PMN Welcomes Two New Partners:

The Plant Management Network welcomes two leading organizations to the PMN partners program:

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Cotton Incorporated aims “To increase the demand for and profitability of cotton through research and promotion.” and “To ensure that cotton remains the first choice among consumers in apparel and home products.” The organization is funded by cotton growers in the United States through per-bale assessments on producers and importers levied by the Cotton Board, which reports to the United States Department of Agriculture. Learn more.

Please join PMN’s industry, nonprofit, and land-grant university partners in support of our not-for-profit mission to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. For details, contact us.

'Fungicides for Field Crops' Manual Now Available to PMN Subscribers


An online version of the Fungicides for Field Crops manual, recently launched in print by APS PRESS, is now available online for subscribers of the Plant Management Network’s suite of resources. This book, which includes the contributions of 40 professionals from 20 universities and other organizations, gives users a base understanding of fungicide use and management recommendations for various diseases of 16 field crops. First-time individual subscribers can get a 20% discount off their first-year subscription by using coupon code FFCM20 in PMN’s Yahoo! store.

PMN Launches ‘Bouyoucos Conference’ Turfgrass Proceedings

PMN has just launched the proceedings of ‘The Bouyoucos Conference on the Advances in Research on Soil Biological, Chemical, and Physical Properties for Sustainable Constructed Rootzones,’ which took place in May 2012 in Philadelphia. This collection of 26 abstracts from 41 basic and applied researchers covers a range of topics, from “Mimicking a Soil in a Soilless Medium” through the “Development of Turfgrass Management Systems for Green Roof-type Applications.” These proceedings are available through PMN’s Applied Turfgrass Science journal. View proceedings.

Learn Developments of Metam Sodium Labeling Through ‘Focus on Potato’


For decades, growers of high value crops have relied heavily upon metam sodium and metam potassium products to control weeds, disease and nematodes. However, label changes for metam sodium are underway in order to comply with newer EPA registration eligibility standards. In this talk, titled ‘Metam Sodium: Implementation of Phase II Labeling,’ Dr. Kyle Coleman from TKI NovaSource, discusses the Phase II changes that took place in December of 2012.
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Charcoal Rot Management Discussed in New ‘Focus on Soybean’ Webcast


Based on the most recent estimates, charcoal rot is the sixth most serious disease of soybeans in the United States, but its rank increases in years of extensive drought such as in 2012. This presentation by Doug Jardine, Professor of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University, emphasizes both recognition of charcoal rot symptoms and practical management practices of this economically important disease.
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‘Focus on Corn’ Webcast Promotes Early-Season Weed Management Strategies


This presentation, titled “The Importance of Early Season Weed Management in Corn” by Dr. Mark Loux, professor and weed specialist at The Ohio State University, will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the North-Central, and Southern U.S. develop early-season corn herbicide management strategies that ensure effective weed control and maximum yield.
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‘Focus on Tomato’ Webcast Highlights California Production Practices


This presentation, titled “Processing Tomato Production: California Practices” by Gene Miyao, Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor at the University of California-Davis, will inform consultants, growers and other practitioners of the general production practices of California processing tomato growers. The information will help with familiarity and with understanding of the overall cultural practices as a backdrop.
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Resource Spotlight: Crop Management


Crop Management is a peer-reviewed, applied journal covering crop management practices, crop nutrients, and production agriculture. This resource features research, reviews, briefs, and management recommendations that focus on maximizing crop yield and value. Users can access Crop Management and all other Plant Management Network resources, for $38-$45 yearly. Subscribe

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Evaluating the Influence of Various Seeding Rates on Weed Removal Timing in Glyphosate-Resistant Soybean  Summary | Article


Phosphorus and Zinc Interaction Critical With Starter Fertilizer   Article

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Intercropping Helps Farmers Save Money, Time and Resources   Article

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Herbicide Options for Corn That Will Be Double Cropped With Soybeans in 2013   Article

Timing is Key for Nitrogen Application on Winter Wheat   Article

Next Generation Soybean Breeding: The Potential of Spectral Analysis   Article

Value of Modified Corn is More in Reducing Losses Than Boosting Yields   Article

Four Steps to Implement Variable Rate Seeding in 2013   Article

Bayer CropScience Innovation Plus Platform Offers Customizable Tools   Article

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Henbit, Poa and Garlic Control in Wheat   Article

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Research Confirms Enlist System Provides Greater Than 95 Percent Control of Problem Weeds   Article

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Time for Planter Maintenance   Article

Maximizing Cotton Production by Irrigating Only a Portion of the Field   Article

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Avoid Herbicide Drift and Damage to Susceptible Crops or Plants   Article

Alfalfa-Corn Rotation Increases Yield and Reduces Nitrogen Fertilizer Needs   Article

Climate Outlooks Indicate Moisture, But Drought Isn't Over Yet   Article

Advancing Cotton Biology Drives Future Variety Improvement   Article

Weed Science Society of America Pesticide Stewardship Series Certification Programs Fulfill an Essential Need for Competent Pesticide Applicators   Article

Carbon is the “C” That Starts Conservation   Article

Lower Nitrogen Losses With Perennial Biofuel Crops   Article

New Research Shows NutriSphere-N Significantly Protects Against Long-Term Volatilization   Article

Rice Grown Without Paddies Can Feed Drought-Stricken Communities, UF/IFAS Expert Says   Article

Forage and Grazinglands

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Performance by Heifers Grazing Sod-Seeded Cool-Season Annuals Seeded on Different Dates Using Two Tillage Intensities   Summary | Article


Magnesium Versus Manganese: Supplemental Sources and Application Methods - Part II   Article

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Simplify Corn Insect Control With Force CS Insecticide From Syngenta   Article

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Tiny Wasp Could Be Stink Bug's Foe   Article

Not All Stink Bugs Are Created the Same   Article

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Wheat Midge Levels Drop to Record Lows for 2013   Article

Plants With Resistance Help Fight Winter Diseases   Article

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