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Issue 157: March 31, 2015 

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"From the Network" News

New Fungicide, Biocontrol, and Nematicide Trials Published in PDMR

Volume 9 of Plant Disease Management Reports (PDMR) has just been published, and it includes more than 350 new trials on the latest fungicides, nematicides, and biological controls covering various crops. In total, PDMR and its preceding publications, B&C Tests and F&N Tests, feature 10,000-plus efficacy trials. Search our latest reports.

Announcing Three New USDA-NIFA Grant RFAs

The RFA’s for three new USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant programs are now available for public viewing. These include the FY 2015 Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program for Methyl Bromide Transition; the FY 2015 Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive Grants Program; and the FY 2015 Special Research Grants Program for Potato Breeding Research.

Applying for a Grant? Let PMN Help with Outreach. Researchers and grant applicants: consider including the Plant Management Network (PMN) as an outreach provider. Contact Phil Bogdan to learn how PMN can build usage and impact for your applied, grant-funded research in just 15 minutes.

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Soil Structure and Compaction - Paul J. Jasa, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

FOCUS ON COTTON - Dale Logan, SeedMatrix, April 2015


Genetics of Late Blight – Real World Implications – Bill Fry, Cornell University


Soybean Cyst Nematode Management - George W. Bird, Michigan State University

Evaluation of Seed Applied Nematicide on Soybeans - Tristan Mueller, Iowa Soybean Association On-Farm Network


Weed Control Considerations for Organic Tomato Production - Doug Doohan, The Ohio State University 

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PMN Crop News

Ag Engineering

One-Stop Mapping Tool Helps Farmers Protect Water −  Penn State University

Agronomy and Horticulture

Agnition Launches First Microbial Catalyst Soybean Seed Treatment −  Agnition

Late Winter and Early Spring Manure Application Considerations −  Penn State University

Soybean Farmers Attest to Cover-Crop Benefits −  United Soybean Board

New Training, Ultra-High-Density Planting Systems Recommended for Sweet Cherry − American Society of Horticultural Sciences

UK Soil Scientists Begin Cover Crop Research Project −  University of Kentucky

To Till or Not to Till −  United Soybean Board

Tips for Effective and Efficient Crop Water Use −  Kansas State University

Velvet Bean and Maize: a Green Rotation −  American Society of Agronomy

Crop Varieties

Golden Harvest Corn Hybrids From Syngenta Again Outyield Competition in National Comparisons −  Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Great Traits −  United Soybean Board

Insect Pests / Entomology

Tank Mixing an Insecticide for Cereal Leaf Beetle in Wheat −  North Carolina State University

Wheat Midge Populations Lower in 2015 Than 2014 −  North Dakota State University


Announcing Two Exciting Consecutive Scientific Meetings on Insect Vectored Plant Pathogens and Innovative Strategies in Their Management − University of California-Davis

What is the Nutrient Value of Lost Organic Matter by Erosion? −  Iowa State University

Wheat Stand Assessment −  Penn State University

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans to Deliver Enhanced Weed Control, Agronomic Packages Across All Maturity Groups −  Monsanto Company

Water Conservation Practices Can Provide Great Benefits −  Mississippi State University


Updated Syngenta Training Module Increases Understanding of Corn Nematodes − Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Plant Diseases

Sudden Death Syndrome −  United Soybean Board

BASF’s Merivon Fungicide Provides Significant Disease Control and Advanced Plant Health Benefits for Almonds at Full Bloom −  BASF Crop Protection

Agdia, Inc. Announces Release of Rapid On-Site Test for Potyviruses −  Agdia

ISU Scientists Identify a Seed Treatment to Curtail Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome −  Iowa State University

Purdue Researcher in Project to Lessen Impact of Soybean Plant Disease −  Purdue University

Turf Management

Seeding Mixtures Recommended for Midwest Lawns −  American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Weed Management

Effect of Residual Herbicides on Cover Crop Establishment −  Iowa State University

Game Planning Against Weeds −  United Soybean Board

Answering the Threat of Waterhemp −  United Soybean Board

Six Tips for Managing Herbicide-Resistant Palmer Amaranth −  United Soybean Board

Blasting Weeds Away With Grit −  American Society of Agronomy

New Time-Lapse Video Series Shows Weeds After Herbicide Applications −  The Ohio State University

Bees and Beekeepers Keep Busy During the Spring −  Mississippi State University

Never Too Late To Start −  United Soybean Board

Iowa State Herbicide Guide Offers Strategies to Manage Resistant Weeds −  Iowa State University

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


First Report of Daylily Leaf Streak Caused by Kabatiella microsticta on Hemerocallis spp. in Norway


Influence of Insecticides and Reflective Mulch on Watermelon Vine Decline Caused by Squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV)

Rhizopus oryzae Associated with Melanagromyza splendida and Stem Disease of Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) in California 

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Plant Health Progress: First Report of Canna yellow mottle virus in Kenya 

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