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 Issue 169: April 29, 2016

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"From the Network" News

Featured Title: Plant Diseases and Their Management in Organic Agriculture

This new book offers detailed information to help users fully understand the world’s organic farming systems and their effects on plant diseases, nutrients, soil fertility management, habitat management, and diversification strategies. Learn more.


New RFA Released for Citrus Disease Research and Extension Grant

The Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program (CDRE) is offering grants to help recipients conduct research, extension, and other outreach activities to combat citrus diseases and pests. View details.  

PMN has the experience and connections to promote this SCRI-CDRE research and build awareness and engagement in extension and outreach work associated with this grant. Learn more about our grant outreach support services.

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Wheat Stem Sawfly in Wheat - Jeff Bradshaw, University of Nebraska–Lincoln


Cry1F Resistance in Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) - Ana María Vélez, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Beltwide Evaluation of the Effect of 2,4-D Drift on Cotton - Seth Byrd, Texas A&M University

Managing Thrips in Cotton: Research in the Southeast Region - Michael Toews, University of Georgia


Integrated Late Blight Management - Amanda Gevens, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dickeya: A Scottish, UK and European Perspective - Gerry Saddler, Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA)


Advances in Prescriptive Agriculture & Big Data - John Fulton, The Ohio State University

Herbicide Resistance in Giant Ragweed - Bill Johnson, Purdue University

Integrated Approaches to Fungicide Applications in Soybean - Hillary L. Mehl, Virginia Tech University 

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PMN Crop News


Wondering About Profitability? Let’s Run the Numbers - Illinois Soybean Association

Soil Conditions for Planting - Illinois Soybean Association

Is Fall-Applied Nitrogen Still Present? - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alfalfa Fertilization Program Necessary to Maintain High Yields and Healthy Stands - University of Arkansas

Field Pea Production Guide Available - North Dakota State University

Cover Crops Offer Farmers Benefits - Louisiana State University

Crop Varieties

Modern Corn Hybrids More Resilient to Nitrogen Stress, Crowded Planting Conditions - Purdue University

DuPont Pioneer Announces Intentions to Commercialize First CRISPR-Cas Product - DuPont Pioneer

2016 Deltapine NPE Program Features Bollgard II XtendFlex Cotton Varieties Resistant to Root-Knot Nematodes - Monsanto Company

Forage and Rangeland Management

In Spite of Spring Weather, Fescue Pastures Grow Early - University of Missouri

Grazing Management: Toxic Plants Publication Aims to Help Producers - Kansas State University


Automated Thinner Benefits Romaine Lettuce Size, Uniformity - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Citrus Scion/Rootstock Combinations Show Tolerance to Huanglongbing - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Insect Pests / Entomology

Look for Seedcorn Maggot in Corn and Soybean - Iowa State University

Protecting Bees From Pesticides: Now There’s an App for That - Oregon State University

JIPM Article on Masked Chafer Grubs - Entomological Society of America-PIE Division


Don't Forget SCN Sampling on Your List of Spring Chores - Iowa State University

Plant Diseases

Latest Edition of Best-Selling Grape Pest Management Guide Just Released - The American Phytopathological Society

Wheat Disease Update: April 16, 2016 - Mississippi State University

Don’t Let Charcoal Rot Leave You High and Dry - United Soybean Board

New Fungicide Helps Great Plains Growers Maximize Corn, Wheat Yields - Bayer CropScience

Wanted for Yield Robbery: Sudden Death Syndrome - United Soybean Board

Weed Management

Get Ready for Weeds: Four Videos to Help You Plan Against Herbicide Resistance - United Soybean Board

Ready or Not: Weeds are Coming - United Soybean Board

Cold Temperatures and Burndown Herbicides - Iowa State University 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Efficacy of Biopesticides and Leaf Removal in Grapevine Powdery Mildew Management

Occurrence of Phytophthora Species in Commercial Nursery Production


Delayed Senescence in Soybean: Terminology, Research Update, and Survey Results from Growers


Re-emergence of Tobacco streak virus Infecting Soybean in the United States and Canada


Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management


Saproxylic Beetle Biodiversity in Golf Course Habitats

Economic Implications of Soybean Maturity Group, Herbicide Program, and Irrigation Requirement

Wheat Yield Response and Plant Structure Following Increased Nitrogen Rates and Plant Growth Regulator Applications in Kentucky

Effect of Planting Date on Distribution of Seasonal Forage Yields in Dual-Purpose Wheat, Oats, and Ryegrass Crops

In Search of Annual Legumes to Improve Forage Sorghum Yield and Nutritive Value in the Southern High Plains 

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: Susceptibility of Hop Cultivars to Downy Mildew: Associations with Chemical Characteristics and Region of Origin

Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Management: Subsequent Feedlot Performance and Carcass Quality of Steers that Grazed Tall Fescue with Different Endophyte Types 

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