Plant Management Network News
Number 98: March 23, 2010

American Society of Agronomy  The American Phytopathological Society  Crop Science Society of America

From the Network

New Focus on Soybean Webcast

Double Cropped Soybeans in the South by David L. Wright, University of Florida, will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners understand management techniques that need to be considered when double cropping soybeans. View it free through April 30, 2010.

Soybean Research Database

For a searchable listing of soybean checkoff-funded research projects, visit the Soybean Research Database. This web-based resource was developed to provide information on over 500 research projects funded by Soybean Checkoff organizations. Search by keyword, researcher, or by state.

Join These Sponsors in Support of Focus on Potato

Focus on Potato, PMN’s not-for-profit educational resource to improve management practices and profitability for growers and the potato industry, is approaching its initial funding goal necessary to officially launch the website. Please join the organizations below that have already funded or committed to underwrite this important project. Your support at any level is needed to ensure Focus on Potato’s ongoing development. Please, visit our sponsorship brochure and form, or contact us at

Focus on Potato Sponsors

 - 1,4 Group
 - Ag World Support Systems
 - Black Gold Potato
 - Frito Lay
 - Gowan Company
 - Idaho Certified Seed Potatoes, Idaho Crop Improvement Association
 - ISK BioSciences
 - JR Simplot
 - Lamb Weston
 - Miller Research
 - Minnesota Area II Potato  Growers Research & Promotion Council
 - Montana Seed Potato Certification Program
 - National Potato Council
 - Pest Pros, Inc.
 - R.D. Offutt
 - Walther Farms
 - Wilbur-Ellis
 - Individual Donors

Plant Health Progress features review article, Potato Zebra Chip Disease: A Phytopathological Tale.

New Springer Journal: Organic Agriculture

This journal of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research offers developments in sustainable agriculture and food systems. It includes reviews on topical issues and overviews of organic agriculture in particular regions / countries. It also covers the principles and practices of organic systems, encouraging papers which challenge current standards or practices. Sign up for alerts of the first issue or submit online at the journal homepage.

Positions Available

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


*Agronomist 1 - Plant
*Potato Chipstock Sales Associate
*Emerging Leaders in Science Program
*Plant Pathologist

See postings at PMN’s Employment/Internship Posting Service.

New Articles from . . .
Applied Turfgrass Science - Crop Management  
Forage and Grazinglands - Plant Health Progress

Crop Management


Row Spacing and Plant Population Effects on Cotton Produced With or Without Irrigation   Summary | Article

Row Spacing and Cultivar Effects on Yield and Forage Quality of Fall-Grown Soybean   Summary | Article

Response of Virginia Market Type Peanut to Interactions of Cultivar, Calcium, and Potassium   Summary | Article


Pioneer Provides Tips for Managing Early-Season Planting    Article

Prior Herbicide Use–Not Irrigation–is Critical to Herbicide Efficacy   Article

Mission Statement for Science Educators   Article

Georgia Blueberry Farmers Turn to Olives   Article

Control Volunteer Corn Early to Prevent Problems in Fields   Article

Corn Left in Fields Slowly Drying   Article

Know What's in Your Herbicide Before You Apply   Article

Bayer CropScience Introduces New Rely 280 Herbicide Formulation   Article

Ignite Herbicide Price Reduction Adds to the Value of LibertyLink Crops   Article

Right Now, Corn is Most Profitable Cellulosic Biofuel Crop in Michigan, Research Says   Article

Corn and Soybean Seed Selection for 2010   Article

Get the Most Out of Small Fruit Crops with Better Pruning Techniques   Article

Early-Season Light Quality Affects Corn Growth and Yield   Article

Roots Key to Second Green Revolution   Article

Glyphosate-Resistant Kochia Confirmed in Kansas   Article

Forage and Grazinglands


Renovation and Management Effects on Pasture Productivity Under Rotational Grazing   Summary | Article


More Ohio Producers Exploring Grass-Fed Beef Production   Article

Cows Like Leaves Their Tongues Can Wrap Around Easily   Article

Red Clover is Widely Grown   Article

Plant Health Progress


Differentiating Phytophthora ramorum and P. kernoviae from Other Species Isolated from Foliage of Rhododendrons    Summary | Article

Fire Blight of Apples and Pears: Epidemiological Concepts Comprising the Maryblyt Forecasting Program   Summary | Article

Evaluation of Northern-Grown Crops as Hosts of Soybean Cyst Nematode   Summary | Article


Potato Zebra Chip Disease: A Phytopathological Tale   Summary | Article


First Report of Powdery Mildew of Tecoma capensis Caused by Erysiphe peruviana in North America   Summary | Article

First Report of the Early Spore Stages of Sunflower Rust, Caused by Puccinia helianthi, in Nebraska   Summary | Article

First Report of Twig Canker of Blueberry Caused by Sporocadus lichenicola (Corda) in Oregon   Summary | Article

First Report of Sugar Beet Seedling Rust Caused by Puccinia subnitens in Nebraska   Summary | 


INOVATE System Receives Approval for Use with Becker Underwood Rhizobia Line-up   Article

Tough New Spuds Take on Double Trouble   Article

INDAR 2F Fungicide Receives Registration in New York   Article

INOVATE System Receives Approval for Use with EMD Crop BioScience Rhizobia Products   Article

University of Kentucky Entomologists to Look for New Stink Bugs   Article

Wet Stored Grain Will Deteriorate Rapidly in Spring   Article

New Sprayer Calibration Fact Sheet Available   Article

Purdue Web Site Helps Farmers Manage Corn Mold Issues    Article

2010 Fungicide Resistance Management Guidelines for Vegetable Crops Grown in the Mid-Atlantic Region Now Available Online   Article

Immunocapture PCR Kits from AC Diagnostics   Article

Boll Weevil Eradication Costs Continue to Drop   Article

Nursery is New Tool in Fight against Ug99 Wheat Stem Rust   Article


Applied Turfgrass Science


Early Curative Dollar Spot Control in Creeping Bentgrass as Influenced by Fungicide Spray Volume and Application Timing   Summary | Article

Early and Late Postemergence Control of Dallisgrass in Tall Fescue   Summary | Article

Seasonal and Diurnal Activity of Larra bicolor (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) and Potential Ornamental Plants as Nectar Sources    Summary | Article


Extension Has Recommendations for Spring Lawn Care   Article

BroadStar Herbicide Now Labeled for Use in Landscapes   Article

Long, Cold Winter Affecting Texas Lawns   Article

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