Plant Management Network News
Number 74: March 18, 2008

Focus on Soybean

ipmPIPE Featured as New PMN Webcast

Joining the growing number of webcasts on Focus on Soybean is a new presentation describing the “Integrated Pest Management Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education” or “ipmPIPE” for short. Presented by Dr. Donald Hershman, University of Kentucky, the talk is titled: The ipmPIPE: A New Tool for Enhancing IPM Use in Soybean. The ipmPIPE now involves monitoring and reporting pests of soybean and various legume crops, specifically soybean aphid and soybean rust, with other components in development. Advances of the ipmPIPE over the existing IPM template include easy stakeholder access to pest incidence and distribution data, disease forecasting, and state-specific control recommendations, through a public website, on a near-real time basis.

Focus on Soybean Seeks Partner Support

With Focus on Soybean off to a good start, PMN hopes to continually develop new and updated educational webcasts and content on a regular basis. Aimed at improving soybean production and management, Focus seeks support through the PMN partners program. Partner organizations gain free or discounted access to all PMN resources for their affiliated personnel and gain recognition for supporting this important not-for-profit means of communicating the latest scientific management information. To learn more about supporting Focus on Soybean through partnership, please email us at

Plant Health Progress Editor's Pick

Downy mildew, caused by Plasmopora viticola, and powdery mildew, caused by Erysiphe necator, are serious diseases of grapes in many viticultural areas. QoI fungicides, which are effective against both diseases, are commonly used. In the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, Anton Baudoin and coauthors recently discovered a high proportion of isolates of both pathogens that are resistant to QoI fungicides. Details concerning this significant development are presented.

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New Articles from
Plant Health Progress


Efficacy of Organically Acceptable Fungicides for Management of Early and Late Leaf Spot Diseases on Partially Resistant Peanut Cultivars       Summary | Article

Efficacy of Chemical and Biological Agents to Suppress Fusarium and Pythium Damping-Off of Container-Grown Douglas-Fir Seedlings       Summary | Article

Biomass Yield Reductions in Switchgrass Due To Smut Caused by Tilletia maclaganii        Summary | Article

Filtration to Eliminate Phytophthora spp. from Recirculating Water Systems in Commercial Nurseries        Summary | Article

Adult Corn Earworm (Helicoverpa zea) Susceptibility to Methomyl       Summary | Article

Foliar Symptom Expression in Association with Early Infection and Xylem Colonization by Fusarium virguliforme (formerly F. solani f. sp. glycines), the Causal Agent of Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome    Summary | 


A Synopsis of Phytophthora with Accurate Scientific Names, Host Range, and Geographic Distribution       Summary | 

A Decade of Hop Powdery Mildew in the Pacific Northwest       Summary | Article


Inspire SB Fungicide Receives Federal Registration for Sugarbeets        Article 

Insecticide Combo Delivers Knockout Punch        Article 

Entomologist Seeks Solution for Citrus Thrips Damage to Blueberries        Article 

Entomologist Studies Potential Threat to Arkansas Rice        Article 

Environmentally-Friendly Controls for Peach Tree Pests        Article 

Revus Fungicide Receives Federal Registration        Article 


New Articles from
Crop Management

Wheel Traffic to Narrow-Row Reproductive-Stage Soybean Lowers Yield       Summary | Article

Are Bordered Plots Necessary for Corn Performance Tests?       Summary | Article


Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers for Improved Nutrient Management: Potato (Solanum tuberosum)        Summary | Article


Keep Stored Grain Cool in Spring        Article 

Increased Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Linked To Decreased Soil Organic Matter        Article 

Nitrogen Losses from Urea Fertilizer Applications        Article 

Corn Production Considerations        Article 

Halex GT Continues to Exceed the Competition        Article 

From the Fields – WEED CONTROL IN WHEAT        Article 

Pioneer Hi-Bred Innovation to Increase Corn Yields, Simplify Compliance       Article 

HERCULEX XTRA Hybrids Provide Higher Yields, Root Protection        Article 

Competitive Crop Can Help Soybeans Thrive        Article 

Crop Management Challenges Increase With Early Corn Planting        Article 

New Articles from
Applied Turfgrass Science


'Don't Bag It' Approach Can Make Lawn Mowing Easier        Article 

Guaranteed Crabgrass Control and Fewer Callbacks        Article

New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands


Grass Yield and Quality Affect Potential Stocking Rate and Milk Production       Summary | Article

Grass-Based Dairy Production Provides a Viable Option for Producing Organic Milk in Pennsylvania        Summary | Article

Susceptibility of Selected Cultivars of Forage Grasses to Magnaporthe oryzae Isolates from Annual Ryegrass and Relatedness of the Pathogen to Strains from Other Grasses       Summary | 


Establishing and Managing Switchgrass as an Energy Crop       Summary | Article


Follow Guidelines for Prescribed Burning on CRP Land        Article 

NDSU Releases Sheep Research Report        Article 

Perennial Peanut for Quality Pastures and Hay        Article

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