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Issue 179: April 5, 2017 

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"From the Network" News

First Installment of Plant Disease Management Reports, Vol. 11 Just Published
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New Open-access APS Journal Article Highlights Disease Risk in Corn Following Cereal Rye as a Cover Crop
Cover cropping also has its risks, especially if dying cover crops encourage disease pressure that passes on to the next crop. Such is the unexpected lesson behind a recent study published in Phytobiomes, a new open-access journal of The American Phytopathological Society. Read more.

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Thrips Infestation Predictor for Cotton: An Online Tool for Informed Thrips Management 
- George G. Kennedy, North Carolina State University


Helping Growers Manage Potato Psyllids & Zebra Chip in the Columbia Basin of Washington State 
- Carrie H. Wohleb, Washington State University


A Review of the Effects of Various Cover Crop Species on Winter and Summer Annual Weed Emergence 
- Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri 

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PMN Crop News


Evaluating Critical Management Strategies to Increase Soybean Yields - Illinois Soybean Association

Revisiting Corn and Soybean Planting Date - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Producers Explain Benefits of New Rice Growing System - Mississippi State University

New National Research Initiative Aims to Improve Cover Crops - The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

BMPs for Double Cropped Beans - Illinois Soybean Association

Plan to Scout Alfalfa Stands for Winter Survival - Iowa State University

New Healthy Soil Program Launched - The Ohio State University

Magic Cover Crop Carpet? - American Society of Agronomy

Crop Varieties

With Limited Release of 10 New NK Corn Hybrids, Syngenta Showcases Advanced Genetics, New Naming System - Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Forage and Rangeland Management

Steering Towards Grazing Fields - American Society of Agronomy

Insect Pests / Entomology

Neonicotinoid Insecticides Losing Efficiency in Potato Psyllid Control - Texas A&M University

Pest Experts Warn of Renewed Pressure From Redbanded Stink Bugs, Kudzu Bugs After Mild Winter - University of Arkansas

Almond-Crop Fungicides a Threat to Honey Bees - Entomological Society of America-PIE Division


Velum One Nematicide Receives California/Arizona Registration - Bayer CropScience

New Products and Registrations

DuPont Pioneer Announces Limited Commercial Introduction of Pioneer Brand Qrome Corn Products - DuPont Pioneer

Plant Disease

Target Spot Management: Thoughts From 2016 Observations - Mississippi State University

Fungicide Resistance Happens - Illinois Soybean Association

Plan for the Season Ahead With Ornamental Agronomic Programs From Syngenta - Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Weed Management

Chateau Herbicide SW Receives Label Expansion - Valent U.S.A.

Palmer Amaranth Threat to S.D. Agriculture - South Dakota State University

New Online Resource for Weed Management Assistance - Penn State University

Control Palmer Amaranth Early - Mississippi State University

A Prickly Problem: Russian Thistle Populations in Northeastern Oregon Resist Glyphosate - Oregon State University

Why You May Need Balance GT Beans - Illinois Soybean Association

Preventing Palmer Amaranth From Taking Over Your Field - The Ohio State University

DuPont Announces New, Complete Solutions to Maximize Soybean Yields - DuPont Pioneer

Regional Listening Sessions Give Farmers a Voice in the Battle Against Herbicide Resistance - Weed Science Society of America

Herbicide Effectiveness Focus of 2016 Weed Control Results - Iowa State University 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Monitoring Using a Sentinel Plant System Reveals Very Limited Aerial Spread of Phytophthora ramorum From Infected Ornamental Plants in a Quarantine Research Nursery

Western Flower Thrips Can Transmit Tomato spotted wilt virus From Virus-infected Tomato Fruits


First Report of Tomato chlorotic spot virus in the Non-Solanaceous Weeds Erect Spiderling (Boerhavia erecta), Asian Spiderflower (Cleome viscosa), and Sweet Chili Pepper (Capsicum chinense) in Puerto Rico

First Report of Sclerotinia Blight Caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on Peanut in Arkansas

Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management


Herbicide Programs for Annual Bluegrass (Poa annua L.) Control in Nebraska

Dew from Warm-Season Turfgrasses as a Possible Route for Pollinator Exposure to Lawn-Applied Imidacloprid

Documenting Trends in Land-Use Characteristics and Environmental Stewardship Programs on US Golf Courses

Grain Sorghum Water Use Efficiency and Yield Are Impacted by Tillage Management Systems, Stubble Height, and Crop Rotation

Twenty Years of Grain Sorghum and Soybean Yield Response to Tillage and N Fertilization of a Claypan Soil

Performance of Heifers Grazing Bermudagrass Pastures Strip or Solid Seeded with Clovers

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: Reaction of Selected Cultivars of Sugar Maple to Anthracnose in North Alabama

Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management
Effect of Irrigation and Silicon Fertilizer on Total Rice Grain Arsenic Content and Yield 

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