Plant Management Network News
Number 75: April 22, 2008

PMN March Traffic Is Record Month

Since it’s inception in 2000, Plant Management Network and it’s journals have enjoyed increasing monthly web traffic. March 2008 set a new record high with 31,017 site visitors. 

Northeast Land-Grant UConn Is Newest PMN University Partner

PMN welcomes the University of  Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. UConn serves Connecticut through a variety of research, outreach education, and undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The College has as its primary mission education based on research that focuses on agriculture, the environment, food, families, and quality of life. The College provides high-quality, broad-based educational opportunities that prepare graduates to address the challenges of life today; expands the frontiers of knowledge through research; and enhances economic opportunities and quality of life for people of Connecticut and beyond. The College maintains livestock, greenhouses, forested lands, gardens, and other operations for teaching, research, outreach education, and service programs. More>>

PMN welcomes all land-grant and academic/research institutions worldwide in building a true network in the applied agricultural and horticultural sciences. For information on the partners program, please visit us online or inquire by email.

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Focus on Soybean Announces New Webcasts

Keeping on pace to add to its educational offerings on a monthly basis, Focus on Soybean has posted two new webcasts: Fungicide Seed Treatments for Soybean, by Carl Bradley, and The Soybean Checkoff: Shaping the Future of the Industry, by David Wright. Both presentations, together with all PMN journals and resources, are available within a single low-cost subscription.

Plant Disease Management Reports (PDMR), Volume 2, Now Online

First submission reports for PDMR 2008 were published in April. Published reports compare the disease management potential of fungicides and nematicides, biological materials, cultural techniques, and varieties. PDMR is published by the American Phytopathological Society and is available exclusively to subscribers and partners of the Plant Management Network. Beginning with Volume 1, PDMR combines the former publications Fungicide and Nematicide Tests and Biological and Cultural Tests for the Control of Plant Diseases. PDMR is available under the “Resources” tab at

PHP Editor's Pick

Phytophthora species are an important group of plant pathogens able to easily spread in contaminated water, which makes these organisms a constant threat and concern in commercial plant nurseries. Thorsten Ufer and associates tested filtration systems for their ability to eliminate Phytophthora species from recycled water in commercial nurseries over a four-year period. Read about the success of these filtration systems under commercial nursery conditions.

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New Articles from
Plant Health Progress


Occurrence and Prevalence of Foliar Diseases on Blueberry in Georgia   Summary | Article


Milestones in Fungicide Discovery: Chemistry that Changed Agriculture       Summary | 


Ascosporic Fertilization of Epichloë typhina in Dactylis glomerata Seed Production Fields in Oregon and Implications for Choke Management   Summary | Article


Agdia, Inc. Offers the First Rapid Test for the Detection of Hosta virus X   Article

The Light Brown Apple Moth: Everything You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask   Article

Tree Heartwood Extracts Thwart Sudden Oak Death Microbe   Article

Revus Fungicide Receives Registration for Use in Florida   Article

Another Weapon Found for Emerald Ash Borer Arsenal   Article

‘Bt’ Spells Bad News for Caterpillars   Article

Plant Pathologist: Remove, Chip Dead Pines NOW   Article

Scientists Pit Bacteria against Fungi to Protect Wheat   Article

Watch for Blue Mold in Tobacco Float Beds   Article

Extension Helps Strawberry Growers Fight Aggressive Plant Disease   Article

2008 Battle Ready for Soybean Rust Invasion   Article

2008 Wheat Midge Forecast Favorable for Producers   Article

Triticum Mosaic Virus Adds New Wrinkle to Wheat Disease Picture   Article

Cotton Studies Target Killer: Fusarium Wilt   Article

State Grain Sorghum Work on Parasitic Weed Could Help Reduce Hunger in Africa   Article

New Articles from
Crop Management

Spatial Variability of Pineapple Yields on a Tropical Peat       Summary | Article


Early-Flowering, Winter-Hardy Hairy Vetch Released for Northern United States   Article

Self Seeding: An Innovative Management System   Article

Soil Science on D-Day   Article

Wasps Performing Role of 'Greenbug Exterminators'   Article

Rising Input Costs Underscore Need for Maximizing Yield   Article

Pioneer to Treat its New Soybean Varieties with CruiserMaxx Beans   Article

Consider Herbicide Carryover Potential Before Re-cropping Wheat Ground   Article

Short Supply of Phosphate? Consider These Items   Article

2007 Green Stem Disorder Occurrence Affecting Seed Quality, Planting Strategies   Article

More Soybeans, Less Corn Expected in 2008   Article

From the Fields–Continuous Corn Yields   Article

Fueling Ethanol Production While Protecting Water Quality   Article

Hairy Vetch Mulch Activates Genes for Phytonutrients in Tomatoes   Article

Specialized Equipment Donated for Soils Exhibition   Article

Are Organic Crops as Productive as Conventional?   Article

Satellites Help Map Soil Carbon Flux   Article

Researcher Working on Corn Varieties That Need Less Nitrogen   


New Articles from
Applied Turfgrass Science


Pre-harvest Core Cultivation of Sod Provides an Alternative Cultivation Timing   Summary | Article

Bentgrass Cultivar and Annual Nitrogen Regime Affects Seasonal Shoot Density   Summary | 


Can't Make That Putt? Blame the Nematodes   Article

Wireless Monitoring Savings Calculator for Florists and Nurseries Now Available   Article

Spring Seeding Tall Fescue   Article


New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands


Conserving Water Through Deficit Irrigation of Alfalfa in the Intermountain Area of California Summary | Article

Persistence and Botanical Composition of Jesup Tall Fescue with Varying Endophyte Status after Five Years of Stockpiling and Intensive Winter Grazing   Summary | 


Tips to Put Damaged Pastures Back into Production       Article

Faster Forage Option for Growers       Article

SDSU Research: Soy Hulls and Distillers Grain For Sheep      

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