Plant Management Network News
Number 111: April 27, 2011

American Society of Agronomy  The American Phytopathological Society  Crop Science Society of America

From the Network

PMN Announces Two New Industry Partners

DuPont, a science-based products and services company founded in 1802, puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont Crop Protection offers a wide range of innovative products and services for agriculture.  more>>

SFP sets out to help growers with one simple goal in mind: give plants the nutrients they need so they have the opportunity to increase yields and return on investment for the producer. At the heart of SFP’s efforts is putting revolutionary fertilizer efficiency technologies to work in the field, boosting yields across the globe and helping producers get more from their crops and their dollar.  more>>

PMN's partners support the Plant Management Network's mission: to enhance the health, management, and production of crops.  Learn more about PMN partnership.

Pink Rot Webcast Launched in Focus on Potato

Pink Rot of Potato by Dr. Jeff Miller of Miller Research is the latest topic in Focus on Potato, a resource for practitioners and applied researchers in the potato industry. This presentation is meant to help users in North American potato production systems understand the pink rot disease cycle on potato.  It illustrates the various symptoms of pink rot, as well as focuses on the in-season and post-harvest management of this economically important disease.

New Yellow Flash Webcast in Focus on Soybean

Yellow flash is the temporary chlorosis of newly emerging soybean leaves that sometimes occurs following the application of glyphosate to glyphosate-resistant soybean cultivars.  This latest Focus on Soybean webcast by Dr. Mark Bernards at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln discusses: conditions favorable to yellow flash, how glyphosate works when applied to glyphosate-resistant varieties, management of yellow flash, and the relationship of glyphosate and manganese in soybean growth and yield.

Coming Soon: Official Launch of Focus on Corn

Focus on Corn, PMN’s latest webcast resource for applied researchers, growers, consultants, and other practitioners in the corn industry, will soon be launched. PMN would like to thank the many sponsoring organizations that have helped make the launch of this important nonprofit publishing effort possible.  Additional sponsorship opportunities are available to help further Focus on Corn’s mission: to enhance the health, management, and production of corn. Please help grow this educational website well into the future.

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Applied Turfgrass Science - Crop Management  
Forage and Grazinglands - Plant Health Progress

Plant Health Progress


Root Rot of Dry Edible Bean Caused by Fusarium graminearum     Summary | Article

Identification of Brassica napus Lines with Partial Resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum     Summary | Article


Cucurbit Downy Mildew ipmPIPE: A Next Generation Web-based Interactive Tool for Disease Management and Extension Outreach     Summary | Article

Diagnostic Guide

Ascochyta Blight of Peas     Summary | Article


First Report of Phytophthora ramorum Infecting Grand fir in California     Summary | Article


Publication Helps Corn Farmers Deal with Aspergillus Ear Rot      Article

Introducing EnviroLogix’s Family of QualiPlate Kits for Cucurbit Viruses: SqMV, CGMMV & MNSV      Article

Japanese Officials Approve Maximum Residue Levels for Radiant SC and Delegate WG Insecticides from Dow AgroSciences      Article

BIOREBA Introduces a New AgriStrip Assay for Fast Detection of Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV)      Article

BIOREBA Introduces a New AgriStrip Assay for Fast Detection of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV)      Article

BIOREBA Introduces a New ELISA Reagent for the Detection of Cucurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus (CYSDV)      Article

Insect Traps Going Up Across Kentucky      Article

Sweet Potato Crops Rely on Foundation      Article

Disease Considerations in Continuous Corn      Article

New Pest Monitoring Website by Iowa State University Simplifies Management of Crop Pests      Article

New Seed Corn Technology Comes With Risks, Entomologist Says      Article

Cereal Disease Pressure Rising      Article

Applicators, Alfalfa Growers Experiencing Challenges in Pest Management This Year      Article

Overture Insecticide Registered for Use in California      Article

Belay 50 WDG Insecticide Now Labeled for Special Local Needs Use in Florida Non-Bearing Citrus      Article

Washington State Gets Hopping to Fight Plant Diseases Threatening U.S. Hop Production      Article

Soybean Germplasm Evaluations Give U.S. Head Start Against Soybean Rust Pathogen      Article

Popular Soybean Disease Publication Now Available as E-Book      Article

Syngenta Seedcare Launches CruiserMaxx Sugarbeets      Article


Crop Management


Control of Glyphosate-Resistant and Glyphosate-Sensitive Giant Ragweed in Soybean with Adjuvant, Fomesafen, and Glyphosate Tank Mixtures     Summary | Article

An Economic Based Nitrogen Recommendation System for Grain Sorghum Production in Southern Illinois     Summary | Article


Starter Fertilizer May Help Soybeans on Nutrient-Deficient Soils      Article

Manage Risk When Corn Planting is Delayed      Article

Herbicide Residuals Can Affect Planting of Row Crops after Wheat      Article

Stalwart Receives Supplemental Label      Article

Recropping Decisions on Failed Wheat Acres      Article

Corn Herbicide Offers Options Despite Weather Conditions      Article

Monsanto Completes U.S. Regulatory Registration for Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete      Article

Wait for Proper Soil Conditions before Planting Corn      Article

Should We Plant Corn Early in Cold Soils?      Article

Cation Exchange Capacity Not a Factor in Applying Anhydrous Ammonia      Article

Online Tool to Assist Farmers in Selecting Cover Crops      Article

Experts Provide Key Tips to Battling Resistance This Spring      Article

Improve Crop Yield by Removing Manure Solids      Article

Answering the Soybean Planting Date Question in Northwest Minnesota      Article



Forage and Grazinglands


Growth Stage Influences Forage Yield and Quality of Winter Rye     Summary | Article

Switchgrass Cultivar Establishment, Iron Chlorosis, and Biomass Yield in Southwest and Southeast Kansas     Summary | Article


Soil Type Affected Cowpea Forage Nutritive Value     Summary | Article


Stressed Forages Need Some TLC for a Successful 2011 Crop     Article

Despite Snow, Dry Conditions Still Affecting Wheat Pasture Cattle Operations     Article

Extension Specialist Offers Cold-Weather Cow Management Insight     Article

Nutrient Record-Keeping Proves

Forage and Grazinglands


Calculating Livestock Numbers by Weather and Climate      Article

Cost Effective Manure Management      Article


Applied Turfgrass Science


Multi-year Roughstalk Bluegrass Control in Creeping Bentgrass with Bispyribac-sodium and Sulfosulfuron     Summary | Article

Warm-season Turfgrass Quality, Spring Green-up, and Fall Color Retention under Drip Irrigation     Summary | Article


Roughstalk Bluegrass Contamination in Creeping Bentgrass Seed Lots     Summary | Article


Limiting Lawn Inputs Helps the Environment      Article

Montana State University Ag Specialist Guest Column: Weed Management for Lawns      Article

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