Plant Management Network News
Number 62: March 28, 2007

Springer Becomes 56th PMN Partner

PMN welcomes Springer as its newest organizational partner. Springer is a leading global academic publisher. With offices all over the globe, it is the world’s second-largest supplier of scientific literature. The Life and Plant Sciences portfolio alone boasts 250 journals and 400 new books each year and Springer is renowned as being a leading publisher in this dynamic field. Read more>>

PMN Launches Institutional Search

Looking for reliable agricultural and applied plant science information? Then you need PMN’s Institutional Search to easily find credible answers. This new search function is a collaboration of the Plant Management Network and its University Partners. Look for “Ag & Plant Science Info from Partner Institutions” under the “Search” tab at

“The new search engine provides increased exposure for PMN’s Institutional Partners and greater usage of their online Extension publications and other agricultural information. And it shows the impact of each institution’s contribution to agricultural science and education to its stakeholders,” said Miles Wimer, PMN’s director. He added, “While the initial version of the new institutional portal is comprised of mainly land-grant universities in the U.S., it is hoped that additional partners from other universities and research institutions around the world will partner in this effort. Through this cooperation, everyone benefits: practitioners gain a centralized means to conveniently find quality information which, in turn, leads them to participating institutions that, thus, receive increased recognition, usage of their outreach materials, and traffic at their websites.”

Partner universities and research institutes also receive unlimited institutional access to all PMN subscription content including four peer-reviewed journals and many other electronic resources. For information on the PMN Partners Program, contact


ESA Publishes
Handbook of Forage and Rangeland Insects

This comprehensive color-illustrated handbook directed to producers, land managers, consultants, extension personnel, researches, teachers, and students is now available through Shop APS Press.



Positions Available

* Extension Educator: Irrigated Vegetable & Seed Crops

* Extension Specialist: Horticulture

See postings at PMN’s Employment/Internship Posting Service. Internships and job listings may be submitted through PMN’s electronic form.

New Articles from
Plant Health Progress


On-Farm Trial Assessing Efficacy of Three Insecticide Classes for Management of Stink Bug and Fruit Damage on Processing Tomatoes   Summary | Article

Desiccation at Ambient Temperature Effectively Preserves Plant Tissues Infected with Phytophthoras   Summary | Article


Superb Iceberg Lettuces Resist Corky Root, Mosaic Virus   Article

New Durum Wheat Line Resists Scab Disease   Article

Research Findings Shed Light on New Urban Pest of Pine Trees   Article

New Offerings Target Aphid's Grip on Barley   Article

Disease Opened Door to Invading Species in California   Article

Scientist Sleuths Finger "Crazy Root" Accomplice   Article

Scientists Find Genes Involved in The Battle Between Hessian Flies And Wheat   Article

Disease Causing Irish Potato Famine Came From South America, NC State Scientist Says   Article

New Articles from Crop Management


Nitrogen Management Affects Sorghum Grown for Grain and Forage  Summary | Article

Weed Control Alternatives in Very Early-Maturing Mississippi Soybean  Summary | Article


Less Tillage Means More Dollars, Improved Environment  Article

Be a Smart Shopper When Selecting Cotton Varieties  Article

Precision Agriculture: Maximizing Benefits with Better Management  Article

Color Analysis Rapidly Predicts Carbon Content of Soil  Article

Understanding Soil Nitrogen  Article

Bringing Fallow Fields Back Into Production  Article

Managing Rootworms in Continuous Corn  Article

Research Reveals Best Weed Control in Rice  Article

NDSU Releases Faller Hard Red Spring Wheat  Article

New Articles from Applied Turfgrass Science


Trace Elements in Turfgrass Clippings Collected from Coal Combustion Product-Amended Putting Greens   Summary | Article


Dismiss Turf Herbicide Label Amendments Receive Approval  Article

Snow Mold Best Battled by Raking, Not Fungicide, According to Colorado State University Turf Specialist  Article

Bacterial Virus Gene Confers Disease Resistance in Tall Fescue Grass  Article

Scotts Company Announces New Insecticide Benefit 60 WP  Article


New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands


Using Stem Count as a Decision Aid in Turning Over Alfalfa Stands  Summary | Article

Phosphorus Fertilization Increased Macronutrient Concentrations in Leaves of Stockpiled Tall Fescue  Summary | Article


Frost Influences Control of Tropical Soda Apple with Aminopyralid  Summary | Article

News :

UW-River Falls’ Researchers Develop Tool to Help Manage and Feed Grazing Animals  Article

New Website Helps Manage Dairy Nitrogen  Article

Wet Distiller's Grains Could Play a Role in Cattle Diets  Article

Researchers ‘Sniff Out’ Emissions from Feedyards  Article

SDSU Specialist: Managing Spring Grazing  

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