PMN Update

Plant Management Network News
Number 5: 23 April 2002

New Applied Plant Science Websites Online
The Plant Management Network (PMN) website was launched in February 2002. PMN arose from a need for an umbrella site to house the online journals Crop Management and Plant Health Progress. Crop Management is a new peer-reviewed journal of applied crop science now in its call for papers stage. Submissions are being received. Plant Health Progress is a peer-reviewed journal of applied plant health that began publication in June 2000. As the network develops, PMN will provide a global forum for applied plant science information and communication in addition to its online journals. All sites are accessible from www.plantmanagementnetwork.org.

Stuckey Heads Advisory Council
Richard E. Stuckey has accepted the position of chair of the new Plant Management Network Advisory Council. The council is being established to ensure that the network provides value to PMN partner organizations and other stakeholders in the applied plant sciences. Stuckey is former Executive Vice President of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). Dr. Stuckey may be reached by sending email in care of mailto:editorialoffice@plantmanagementnetwork.org.

Submissions, Submissions, Submissions
Like all journals, the success of Plant Health Progress and Crop Management is dependent upon a consistent flow of manuscripts. Please support the journals by submitting your applied work and articles. PMN journals carry no page charges, include the use of full color at no cost, have articles published within 1-3 weeks of acceptance, and reach a global audience. See submission guidelines for each journal:  Crop Management and Plant Health Progress  

Introductory Subscription Discount 
Ends 31 May 2002

PMN Update recipients will want to take advantage of the current introductory subscription discount. Sign up online by May 31 and save 25%. Subscribers receive unlimited access to all articles in Plant Health Progress and Crop Management, as they become available. Also included is the advanced PMN Subscriber Search which includes fact sheets, product listings, and other web-based resources at PMN partner sites. Follow this link to subscribe.



PMN Announces 18 Network Partners
The PMN Partners Program is gaining momentum. Partners give input to the direction of the network, provide complimentary or discounted subscriptions to their constituents, support a page-charge free publications environment, gain exposure for their own web-based materials through the PMN searchable database, and receive recognition among other plant science organizations by inclusion of their logo, profile, and Internet links throughout the PMN website. These links provide a directory of current partners and information on joining in.

Recent Articles from 
Crop Management

Crop Management
: A CSSA Leadership Perspective

Crop Management: An Industry Perspective (or Do We Really Need Another Journal?)

Recent Articles from 
Plant Health Progress

Research: Managing Bacterial Speck and Spot of Tomato with Acibenzolar-S-Methyl in Virginia

Management: Seed Borne Late Blight of Potato

Review: The History and Diseases of Poinsettia, the Christmas Flower

Brief: First Report of Blight Caused by Botrytis cinerea on China Rose in Argentina

Perspective: Consider Soil Conditions and Other Agronomic Factors When Selecting Soybean Seeding Rates

Industry News: Resource® Herbicide Receives Label for Tank Mix Uses in New York

Industry News: Fulfill® Insecticide Now Labeled for Additional Crops

Industry News: Syngenta Announces Corn Rootworm Website

Industry News: Platinum(tm) and Actara(tm) Insecticides Registered for California

Industry News: Resource® Receives Label for Aerial Application

Industry News: Valor(tm) WP Herbicide Provides Convenient Usage for Peanut and Soybean Grower

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