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Issue 193: February 28, 2019
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In “Effect of Tillage and Cultivar on Plant Population, Sudden Death Syndrome, and Yield of Soybean in Iowa,” Y. R. Kandel, L. F. S. Leandro, and D. S. Mueller report findings from their investigation into the effects of reduced soil tillage and host susceptibility to sudden death syndrome on soybean. Their results suggest that resistant cultivars, but not tillage, can help in management of this disease. (Photo © Daren Mueller)—Pamela D. Roberts, Editor-in-Chief, Plant Health Progress
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R. M. Harveson reports on field studies conducted in western Nebraska evaluating newly emerging copper-alternative chemicals for managing diseases in dry beans. Learn what products consistently produced the best outcomes in “Improving Yields and Managing Dry Bean Bacterial Diseases in Nebraska with New Copper-Alternative Chemicals.”
PHP Research
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Plant Health Progress (PHP), a science-based, electronic outreach journal, is seeking high-quality manuscripts. Share your knowledge with plant health practitioners worldwide by submitting a manuscript today.
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Pollinators are vital to the health and stability of the environment, the food supply, and even the economy. Learn about the causes of declines in pollinator populations and strategies for building populations in PMN’s new “Pollinators Hub.” Watch for updates as resources are added to this
cross-commodity content area.
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In “Woody Plants for Urban Bee Conservation,” Daniel A. Potter presents research detailing the flowering trees and shrubs that attract diverse bee visitors and provides tips on building a bee-friendly landscape. This first PMN module provides a full webcast, a summary webcast, and a podcast, plus a downloadable slide presentation and study guide.
Focus on Cotton

M. Wayne Ebelhar has monitored cotton, corn, and soybean rotation over the last 20 years and discovered increases in cotton yields as high as 22% when farmers apply rotation practices. Ebelhar presents findings from two studies.

Rachel Holley Lee, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), reviews the goals and findings of the Louisiana Cotton Sustainability Pilot Project. This 3-year project, launched in 2016, utilizes the Fieldprint Platform (FPP) developed by the Field to Market Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture. 

Schedule Your Webcast Recording
PMN is scheduling grant outreach webcasts throughout 2019. To get your webcast on the production calendar, contact Sue Freese, Strategic Product Development Manager (


Winter Wheat Update - Ohio State University

Test Weight Matters in 2019: Part 2 - Illinois Soybean Association
Equipment Maintenance
Insect Pests / Entomology
On the Fate of Insects, Most Troubling Is How Much Is Still Unknown - Entomological Society of America-PIE Division

Plant Disease

Soybean Seed Germination Concerns - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Watch Out for Botrytis Gray Mold in Your Greenhouse - North Carolina State University

Weed Management

Cotton Farmers Should Beware of Increased Herbicide Resistance - University of Georgia

PDMR, Vol. 13: Now Online!
Almost 350 reports are included in the first submission of PDMR, Vol. 13, now online. Browse the reports by section, search the Vol. 13 reports, or search all the reports to find the data you need.
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To celebrate the upcoming release of the new video “Diseases and Pests of Rapeseed: Blackleg and White Mold,” APS PRESS is offering up to 40% off all teaching titles. (Members save an additional 10%.) Check out using promotional code TEACH through March 11, 2019. 
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