Plant Management Network News

Number 15: May 13, 2003

PMN to Launch
Forage and Grazinglands

The PLANT MANAGEMENT NETWORK will begin publication of a new peer-reviewed journal, Forage and Grazinglands, in mid 2003. Published in cooperation with the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America, the e-journal joins Crop Management and Plant Health Progress in PMN's growing suite of online resources. Forage and Grazinglands Editor, Michael Casler, USDA-ARS Dairy Forage Research Center, is currently assembling the F&G Editorial Board and the journal website is under development. Inquiries may be sent to

New Articles

Plant Health Research:

Spatial Patterns of Fusarium Head Blight in New York Wheat Fields Suggest Role of Airborne Inoculum

Plant Health Review:

Chile Pepper and the Threat of Wilt Diseases




Plant Health Briefs:

First Report of Powdery Mildew of Magnolia Caused by Microsphaera magnifica (Erysiphe magnifica) in the Pacific Northwest

First Report of Downy Mildew of Chives Caused by Peronospora destructor in the Pacific Northwest

First Report of Powdery Mildew of Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Caused by Sphaerotheca fuliginea (Podosphaera fuliginea) in the Pacific Northwest

First Report on the Incidence of Mixed Infections of Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV) and Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) in Tobacco Grown in Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia

Diagnostic Guides:

Diagnosis of Peltamigratus christiei, a Plant-Parasitic Nematode Associated with Warm-Season Turgrasses in the Southern United States

Crop Management
Variety Trials

Click here to view the results of the
following new trials:

Illinois 2002 Soybean Variety Trial Results
New York 2002 Corn Silage Variety Trial Results
New York 2001 Corn Silage Variety Trial Results
Kansas 2002 Wheat Variety Trial Results
Missouri 2002 Grain Sorghum Performance Trial


Northern New York 2001 Wheat Variety Trial

Results - Willsboro

Northern New York 2002 Wheat Variety Trial

Results - Willsboro

2003 B&C Tests Now Available

PMN subscribers may now access Volume 18 of Biological and Cultural Tests for the Control of Plant Diseases. This year's edition contains 128 trial reports of results from 2002, and increases the number of electronically available B&C volumes to three. Sections include corn and sorghum, field and forage crops, fruits and nuts, ornamentals and trees, peanut and soybean, potato and tomato, small grains, turfgrass, vegetables, and materials under trial.

University of Florida & University of Wisconsin
Join as PMN's Newest
Land-Grant Partners


The PLANT MANAGEMENT NETWORK welcomes the University of Wisconsin / Steenbock Memorial Library and the University of Florida / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as its twelfth and thirteenth land-grant institutional partnersPMN partner organizations now total 23, overall, including those listed below. A PDF file containing information on the PMN University Partners Program is available online and inquiries may be sent to

American Phytopathological Society 
American Society of Agronomy 
University of Arkansas 
University of California at Davis 
Campbell Scientific 
Cornell University 
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology 
Crop Science Society of America 
University of Florida
University of Georgia 
Iowa State University 
North Carolina State University 
Ohio State University 
Oklahoma State University 
Pioneer Hi-Bred 
Plant Health Initiative 
Potash & Phosphate Institute 
South Dakota State University
Syngenta Crop Protection 
Virginia Cooperative Extension 
Washington State University

University of Wisconsin

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