Plant Management Network News
Number 51: April 24, 2006

New Field Efficacy Trials Available

F&N Tests Now Available
Fungicide and Nematicide Tests, Volume 61 (2006), has now been posted under the "Resources" tab at Plant Management Network. The volume contains 472 new reports of test results for fungicides and nematicides on cereal and forage crops; field crops; ornamentals and trees; pome fruits; small fruits; stone fruits and nuts; turfgrass; vegetable, citrus, and tropical crops; and seed treatments. It also includes a Materials Under Trial section sortable by product, ingredient, manufacturer, disease, and host. F&N Tests is published by the American Phytopathological Society and is included for all Plant Management Network subscribers. Subscriptions may be purchased online.

F&N Special Soybean Rust Section
The new volume of Fungicide and Nematicide Tests, Volume 61, also contains a special section on Asian Soybean Rust trials. The section contains 14 reports from locations in Paraguay, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, as well as from Alabama, Florida, and Georgia in the United States. These are in addition to six other reports from Brazil published in Volume 60.

New B&C Tests Now Online


Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases, Volume 21 (2006), has now been posted under the "Resources" tab at PMN. The volume contains 117 new reports of test results for biological and cultural controls on field crops; fruits and nuts; ornamentals and trees; potato and tomato; turfgrass; and vegetables. B&C Tests is published by the American Phytopathological Society and is included for all Plant Management Network subscribers.

Articles from
Applied Turfgrass Science

Irrigation Scheduling on Sand-Based Creeping Bentgrass: Evaluating Evapotranspiration Estimation, Capacitance Sensors, and Deficit Irrigation in the Upper Midwest Summary | Article

Ethephon and Trinexapac-ethyl Influence Creeping Bentgrass Growth, Quality, and Putting Green Performance Summary | Article

Potassium Supply Rate as Measured by Exchange Membranes in a Calcareous Sand Summary | Article

New Articles from
Plant Health Progress

Host Range of Rust Isolates on Oregano and Mint in Florida Summary | Article

Low-Level Copper Plus Chitosan Applications Provide Protection Against Late Blight of Potato Summary | Article

Suppression of Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon Enhanced by Hairy Vetch Green Manure and Partial Cultivar Resistance Summary | Article

Effect of Two Different Nozzle Arrangements on Control of Carrot Weevil, Listronotus oregonensis (LeConte), in Processing Carrots
Summary | Article

Control of Phytophthora Root Rot in Field Plantings of Fraser Fir with Fosetyl-Al and Mefenoxam Summary | Article

Effects of Glufosinate-Ammonium and Urea on Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Levels in Corn Summary | Article


Diagnostic Guide:
Pink Hibiscus Mealybug Identification Summary | Article

Industry News
Scientists Mobilize Fungus to Fight Hydrilla Article

Evaluating a Natural Fumigant for Apple Orchards Article

Alternate Methods of Whitefly Control   Article

Alto Fungicide Receives Section 18 for Soybean Rust  Article

How Wheat Kernels “Sing” Is a Sign of Their Quality  


New Articles from Crop Management

Paraquat-Resistant Horseweed Identified in the Mid-Atlantic States Summary | Article

Uniform Stand and Narrow Rows are Needed for Higher Double-crop Soybean Yield Summary | Article

Determining the Extent of Frost Damage in Maize Seed Using the Tetrazolium Test Summary | Article

Attempt to Validate a Remote Sensing-Based Late-Season Corn Nitrogen Requirement Prediction System Summary | Article

Nitrogen Efficiency is Increased through Banded Fluid Fertilizer in Rice Production Summary | Article

Ohio River Valley Growers Get Fast, Effective Control of Winter of Annuals Article

Sweet Corn Producers Now Have New Options for Weed Control – LUMAX, Lexar and Camix


USDA National Agricultural Library Seeks Input

Please help the USDA's National Agricultural Library plan for services to meet your information needs. Your input is important whether or not you have used NAL's services in the past. Take a moment to complete NAL's brief online survey by Tuesday, May 2, 2006. NAL plans to share summary findings from this survey on the NAL website. Thank you for helping NAL plan its services.

2006 National Soybean Rust Symposium Planned

Due to the success of the first National Soybean Rust Symposium in 2005 and continued interest in sharing soybean rust experiences and perspectives with a broad audience, the  American Phytopathological Society has announced the  2006 National Soybean Rust Symposium to be held  November 29 - December 1, 2006, in St. Louis, Missouri.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend this premier  event. The Proceedings of the 2005 Symposium are  available on PMN.

New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands


Estimation of Spring Forage Quality for Alfalfa in New York State Summary | Article

Forage and Grazinglands
Variety Trial Results:

Click here for the following new results:

Nebraska 2002-2004 Mead Cool-Season Grass
Nebraska 2003-2004 Mead Orchardgrass
Nebraska 2002-2004 North Platte Cool-Season Grass
Nebraska 2003-2004 North Platte Orchardgrass

Crop Management
Variety Trial Results:

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Montana 2005 Winter Wheat

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