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Issue 167: February 29, 2016 

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"From the Network" News

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Blemishes of Table Potatoes: Common Biotic Causes - Jacquie van der Waals, University of Pretoria


Risk and Benefits of Changing Farmers’ Common Soybean Seeding Rates - Peter Kyveryga, Iowa Soybean Association


Processing Tomato Production: Seed Sector and Propagation in California - Gene Miyao, University of California 

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PMN Crop News


Potatoes Wild With Calcium - American Society of Agronomy

Official Results Released From IPNI 2015 North American Soil Test Summary − International Plant Nutrition Institute

Cover Crops Provide Benefits for Farmers - Louisiana State University

February is the Time to Fertilize Cool Season Grasses - University of Arkansas

Enhanced DuPont Pioneer Planting Rate Estimator Zeroes in on Variable Rate Seeding Data - DuPont Pioneer

Crop Varieties

Hybrid Wheat Time Has Come - Texas A&M University

Insect Pests / Entomology

Publication Tackles New Pest Causing Concern in Western Oregon - Oregon State University

Entomologist Discovers New Insect Species on Prairie Cordgrass - South Dakota State University

Sugarcane Aphids Make Growing Sorghum Difficult for Georgia Farmers - University of Georgia

Old Data May Provide New Insights on Honey Bees - Entomological Society of America-PIE Division

Article on Mexican Bean Beetles Offers Control Tips - Entomological Society of America-PIE Division


The Climate Corporation Launches New Climate FieldView Drive to Simplify Data Collection, Storage and Visualization for Farmers - Monsanto Company

Updated for 2016 – Southeastern U.S. Vegetable Crop Handbook - North Carolina State University

Three Underlying Reasons Adding Tile Can Be Worth the Investment - United Soybean Board

Integrating Big Data on Farms Adds Value - United Soybean Board


Know Your SCN Numbers - United Soybean Board

SCN Breakthrough Excites Researchers - United Soybean Board

Plant Diseases

Launch of the Roadmap for Phytobiomes Research - The American Phytopathological Society

Quash Fungicide Now California Registered for Walnut Botryosphaeria Blight - Valent U.S.A.

Iowa State University Research Finds Genetic Basis for Resistance to Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans - Iowa State University

BASF's Systiva XS Seed Treatment Fungicide Receives EPA Registration - BASF Crop Protection


Agdia Commercializes ELISA and ImmunoStrip Tests for Testing eCry3.1Ab Protein Expressed in Agrisure Duracade Corn - Agdia

Weed Management

New Dicamba-Resistant Soybean Varieties Available - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

New Herbicide Formulation Offers Additional Tools for Cotton Farmers - University of Arkansas

The Fight Against Broadleaf Weeds in Winter Wheat - Kansas State University

2016 What’s New for Agronomic Weed Control - Penn State University

Farmers to Gain Access to Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans in 2016 - Monsanto Company

WSSA Announces Availability of New Education Materials on Weeds and Their Impact - Weed Science Society of America 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Phytophthora ramorum Causes Cryptic Bole Cankers in Canyon Live Oak


A Quantifiable Disease Severity Rating Scale for Frogeye Leaf Spot of Soybean

Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management


Impact of Golfer Divots on Golf Course Maintenance

Observations on the Effect of Potassium on Winter Injury of Annual Bluegrass in New Jersey in 2015

Effects of Behind Center Distance on Creeping Bentgrass ( Agrostis stolonifera L.) Putting Greens

First Report of Carrot Beetle ( Tomarus gibbosus ) Damage to Golf Course Turf


Relationship of DGCI and SPAD Values to Corn Grain Yield in the Eastern Corn Belt

Seeding Date Affects Fall Growth of Winter Canola ( Brassica napus L. ‘Baldur’) and its Performance as a Winter Cover Crop in Central Iowa

Seed-applied Fungicide and Inoculant Interactions for Late-planted Soybean in the Mid-southern United States

Subsequent Feedlot Performance and Carcass Quality of Steers that Grazed Tall Fescue with Different Endophyte Types 

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: First Report of Fruit Rot of Ridge Gourd (Luffa acutangula) Caused by Sclerotium rolfsii

Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Management: Timing of Cover Crop Termination: Management Considerations for the Southeast  

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