Plant Management Network News
Number 39: May 17, 2005
University of Maryland!
Plant Management Network welcomes the
University of Maryland
as its newest
university partner! The PMN Partnership is supported by
a statewide, informal education system within the College of
Agriculture & Natural Resources and the University of Maryland
Eastern Shore. MCE educational programs and problem-solving
assistance are available to citizens and are based on the
research and experience of land-grant universities such as the
University of Maryland, College Park. Read
For information on
the partners program, contact PMN Partner Relations Manager
Volumes of B&C Tests and F&N Tests Now Available
The following field trials have been added to the PMN website:
Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases,
Volume 20 (2005), and
Fungicide and Nematicide Tests,
Volume 60 (2005). They join searchable electronic volumes going back to
2001. Published by
Phytopathological Society, B&C and
F&N Tests include efficacy data on chemical and nonchemical
control of plant diseases for field crops, cereals, forages, vegetables,
turfgrass, ornamentals, trees, fruits, nuts, citrus, and tropical crops,
as well as seed treatments and nematicides. Access is included
for subscribers and partners of the Plant Management Network
under the "Resources" tab on the
F&N Tests Publishes
soybean rust fungicide
now been published in Fungicide
and Nematicide Tests. Conducted
in Brazil, the trials compared twelve fungicide treatments for
percent rust infection, area under the disease progress curve (AUDPC), grain
yield, and, in two trials, percent defoliation. "Our goal was to make
available reliable information regarding fungicide efficacy," said co-author
of the reports, Brian Olson.
He added, "These trials
should be of particular interest to soybean producers, fungicide suppliers,
crop advisers, and extension personnel."
"We hope to
publish additional soybean rust trials in real time as they become available
from within the United States and around the world," said Dan Egel, F&N Tests
Editor-in-Chief. Egel added, "We encourage researchers to share their results
via F&N Tests.
Read more >>
for soybean rust real-time submissions are available online
at the F&N Tests site."
Submissions for real-time publication will be accepted from May 1 through
December 31, 2005.
Subscription Discount Offer Reminder
Beginning June 30, 2005, PMN will require a subscription to access two of its
online journals and other electronic
resources. To assure uninterrupted
access, readers are encouraged to subscribe early and receive a $10 discount by
subscribing online before June 30 using the promotion code PMN405.