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Issue 156: February 28, 2015 

In this Issue
"From the Network" News

ADAMAPMN Welcomes ADAMA, Its Newest Industry Partner

ADAMA, formerly MANA, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of crop protection solutions in the U.S. The company supplies efficient solutions to farmers across the full farming value-chain, including crop-protection, novel agricultural technologies, and complementary non-crop businesses. In 2013, the company ranked seventh in the world in the overall agro-chemicals industry. ADAMA is characterized by its farmer-centric approach to product development, and strict standards of environmental protection and quality control. Join the 80-plus PMN partners that support our nonprofit mission: to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. Please contact us for details.

New USDA Grant Opportunity

An estimated $4,000,000 in Applied Research and Development Program funding is available through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Focus areas of this Crop Protection and Pest Management grant include plant protection tactics and tools; enhancing agricultural biosecurity; and IPM for sustainable communities. Applying? Consider writing PMN in your proposal as an outreach provider. We provide various outreach services, including website production, webcasting, as well as print and online promotions targeted at growers and their consultants—all this to ensure measurable impact for your project. Contact Phil Bogdan at Plant Management Network to get this simple process started. 

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Giant Ragweed Management in Soybean - Bill Johnson, Purdue University

Soybean Death Syndrome Management Update - Daren Mueller, Iowa State University 

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PMN Crop News

Ag Engineering

AgCenter Taskforce Strives to Improve Water Management −  Louisiana State University

In a Flash - Conditions Can Develop Quickly for Grain Dust Explosions −  Kansas State University

Agronomy and Horticulture

New NutriSphere-N HV Targets High Volume UAN Applications −  SFP

Uses for Your Nutrient Management Plan (Other Than a Doorstop)  −  University of Maryland

IPNI Releases Fifth Edition of Southern Forages Textbook −  International Plant Nutrition Institute

Goodbye, Corn Crowns −  Agro-K

When it Comes to Variations in Crop Yield, Climate Has a Big Say −  University of Minnesota

Why Farmers May, or May Not, Adopt Nitrogen-Efficient Technologies −  American Society of Agronomy

Crop Varieties

Three Blueberry, Three Coleus Cultivars Approved for Release By UF/IFAS −  University of Florida

Sorghum Partners Brings Market Leading Hybrids to North Carolina −  Chromatin Inc.

New K-State Experimental Grain Sorghum Lines Show High Yield Potential −  Kansas State University

Insect Pests / Entomology

Sugarcane Aphids May Be Problem for Sorghum Growers in 2015 −  University of Missouri

JIPM Offers Resource Against Rice Water Weevil −  Entomological Society of America-PIE Division

Area-Wide Management a Must for Asian Citrus Psyllid −  Entomological Society of America-PIE Division


Iowa State Helps Develop App for Recording Pesticide Applications −  Iowa State University

UAVs Have Mississippi State University Research and Extension Applications − Mississippi State University

Finding Quality is Simpler Than You Think −  United Soybean Board

Plant Diseases

Syngenta Offers Sunflower Growers Downy Mildew Defense Solutions for 2015 − Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Presidio Fungicide Now Registered for Use on Tobacco −  Valent U.S.A.

Priaxor D Fungicide Receives Federal Registration for Use Against Strobilurin-Resistant Frogeye Leaf Spot −  BASF Crop Protection


Keep Stored Grain Cool and Dry −  North Dakota State University

Turf Management

BASF Issues FIFRA Section 2(ee) Recommendations Expanding Number of Targeted Diseases for Lexicon Intrinsic Brand Fungicide and Xzemplar Fungicide −  BASF Crop Protection

Weed Management

Bayer CropScience Receives DiFlexx Registration −  Bayer CropScience

DuPont Pioneer Introduces Herbicide Trait to Enhance Weed Control Options in Soybeans −  DuPont Pioneer

Bayer CropScience Introduces New Soybean Seed Varieties to Help Growers Improve Weed Management −  Bayer CropScience

Tillage Plays a Big Role in Managing Herbicide-Resistant Weeds, Says Researcher − United Soybean Board

Now is the Time to Spot, Treat Cogongrass Patches −  Mississippi State University

Control Resistant Weeds Before Spring Planting −  Mississippi State University

K-State Weed Scientists Seeking Input on Herbicide-Resistant Grasses −  Kansas State University 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Didymella bryoniae Isolates from Watermelon Seedlings in Florida Transplant Houses and Their Sensitivity to Boscalid

First Report of Canna yellow mottle virus in Kenya

First Report of Tomato chlorotic spot virus in Hoya wayetii and Schlumbergera truncata

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: Evaluation of Weed Species from the Northern Great Plains as Hosts of Soybean Cyst Nematode 

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Job/Internship Listings

Submit new employment/intern listings online. It’s free for partners!

  • Assistant Professor in Horticulture and Agronomy
  • Postdoctoral Associate
  • Assistant/Associate Professor - Extension

View these postings at the PMN Employment/Internship Posting Service

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