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Issue 146: April 29, 2014 

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"From the Network" News

PMN Welcomes a New Industry Partner

PMN is proud to announce the latest addition to its list of 80-plus partners: Agnition. Agnition helps crop producers meet their production goals with breakthrough technologies that improve soil and plant health. The Agnition staff does extensive research on several continents to provide customers with consistently healthier crops that are better able to withstand stress and increase their profitability. Agnition’s emphasis on research makes the company a natural fit for PMN Partnership.  Learn more about Agnition at To learn more about PMN partnership, contact Phil Bogdan at

PMN Launches Cotton Extension Search

To help make cotton extension information more easily available for growers and consultants, Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network have developed the Cotton Extension Search, a tool that targets cotton-specific information from the extension sites of America’s 17 cotton-producing states. Users can use general search terms, such as ‘weeds’ or ‘irrigation’, or cotton-specific ones. In either case, an array of cotton information will appear. Try the Cotton Extension Search today! It is located in ‘Focus on Cotton’ just below the “Educational Webcasts” section. 

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"Focus on" Webcasts


No-till Planting Equipment, Adjustments, & Operation - Paul J. Jasa, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Palmer Amaranth: Biology, Ecology, and Management - Peter Dotray, Ph.D., Texas Tech and Texas A&M Universities

Fertilizing for High-Yield Cotton - Glen Harris, Ph.D., University of Georgia


Hairy Nightshade Control, Biology and Competition in Potatoes - Pamela J.S. Hutchinson, University of Idaho

Building an IPM Approach for Managing the Potato Tuberworm - Silvia I. Rondon, Oregon State University


Agronomic Tools for Managing Soybean Water Stress - James E. Specht, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Soybean Field Rolling - Greg Endres, North Dakota State University


Powdery Mildew of Tomatoes - Brenna Aegerter, University of California Cooperative Extension 


View all of PMN’s commodity-specific webcasts at the PMN Education Center.

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PMN Crop News

Ag Engineering

Agriculture Gives Unmanned Aerial Vehicles a New Purpose −  United Soybean Board

Agronomy and Horticulture

On-Field Ohio: Rewriting Ohio’s Phosphorus Risk Index to Keep Nutrients and Water on Fields −  The Ohio State University

Why You Should Consider Cover Crops for Your Farm −  United Soybean Board

Adequate Rhizobia Populations Help Protect Soybean Yields −  DuPont Pioneer

Back to Basics for Soybean Planting −  United Soybean Board

Evaluating the Need for Sugarbeet Replanting −  Michigan State University

DuPont Pioneer Announces New Innovation to Help Corn Plants Better Withstand Drought Stress −  DuPont Pioneer

Soil Test for Optimum Yields −  University of Arkansas

What Nutrients Should Be Included in Your Soybean Starter Fertilizer? −  Michigan State University

Farmers Weigh in on Nitrogen Management −  Michigan State University

Quick Start and Short-term Fertility Will Be Focus This Spring −  SFP

Goebels Get the Most From Every Acre of Generate −  Agnition

A New Twist on Buffer Strips in the Southern Great Plains −  American Society of Agronomy

The Downside of Spreading Manure on Frozen Ground −  University of Minnesota

Bug Pests/Entomology

Black Cutworm Monitoring Network −  Penn State University

Insecticides, Root Health Play Role in Managing Citrus Greening −  Syngenta Crop Protection-US

North Carolina State University Leads Research Into Kudzu Bug Host Preferences −  North Carolina State University

Stink Bug Traps May Increase Tomato Damage −  Entomological Society of America-PIE Division

Crop Varieties

DuPont Pioneer Introduces New Sunflower Product for 2014 −  DuPont Pioneer


Agdia Releases New Molecular Test for Avocado Sunblotch Viroid −  Agdia

Forage and Rangeland Management

Making Hay With Soybean in the West −  American Society of Agronomy

Summer Annuals Help Close Seasonal Gaps in Forages −  University of Arkansas

Alfalfa’s Benefits to Livestock, Soil Worth the Work −  University of Arkansas

Getting Hay Equipment Ready for the New Season −  University of Arkansas

Cattle Producers Need to Watch Out for Grass Tetany −  University of Kentucky


Why Grow Sorghum −  South Dakota State University

Don’t Forget to Calibrate Your Sprayer This Spring −  Penn State University

Last-minute Planting Decision Resources Available From DuPont Pioneer −  DuPont Pioneer

Export With Confidence - EnviroLogix Test Kits for Duracade and MIR 162 −  Envirologix


High SCN Populations Thrive Despite Extremely Cold Winter −  Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Plant Disease

Phloem Production in Huanglongbing-affected Citrus Trees −  American Society of Horticultural Sciences

BASF Receives Merivon Fungicide Registration for Pome and Stone Fruit in New York − BASF Crop Protection

Marrone Bio Innovations Submits Grandevo Bioinsecticide for Mexican Registration − Marrone Bio Innovations

Marrone Bio Innovations Submits Biofumigant for EPA Registration −  Marrone Bio Innovations

Implement an IPM Strategy to Limit the Damage of Plant Pathogens −  Michigan State University

Syngenta Recommends Scouting, Integrated Management to Minimize Disease Pressure in Wheat −  Syngenta Crop Protection-US

ToracTM 15EC Insecticide: A New Solution for Potato Growers in Western U.S. −  Nichino America

Turf Management

Is it Too Late to Seed? −  University of Maryland

Winterkill Damage on Turfgrass in Central Pennsylvania −  Penn State University

Weed Management

Five Tips to Stay Ahead of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds −  United Soybean Board

Burndown Herbicide Options for Corn −  Penn State University

Know Your Enemy: The Importance of Weed Identification −  BASF Crop Protection

Farmers Must Contend With Another Herbicide-resistant Weed −  Louisiana State University

The Key to Weed Control Comes Early in the Season −  BASF Crop Protection

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Four Common Setaria Species are Alternative Hosts for Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis, Causal Agent of Goss's Bacterial Wilt and Blight of Corn


Characterization of Resistance to Powdery Mildew in the Hop Cultivars Newport and Comet 

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: Steaming Inactivates Phytophthora ramorum, Causal Agent of Sudden Oak Death and Ramorum Blight, from Infested Nursery Soils in California 

Forage and Grazinglands: Visual Reference Guide for Estimating Legume Content in Pastures 

Crop Management: Effects of High Glucosinolate Mustard on Red Potato Yield and Skin Quality 

Applied Turfgrass Science: Effect of Petroleum Diesel and Biodiesel Spills on Turfgrass 

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Job/Internship Listings

Job/Internship Listings

Submit new employment/intern listings online. It’s free for partners!

  • Senior Agronomist
  • Regulatory Specialist/Manager
  • Extension Soil Fertility Assistant Professor

View these postings at the PMN Employment/Internship Posting Service

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