Plant Management Network News
Number 112: May 26, 2011

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From the Network

Two Focus on Corn Webcasts Developed

The Plant Management Network is proud to announce the development of two new webcasts for the Focus on Corn resource:

Residue Management, Nitrogen, and Tillage in Corn
This presentation by Dr. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois, will help viewers consider harvesting corn stalk residue after grain harvest for use as biofuel.  Basic information about residue is presented, along with results of a study on the effects of residue removal, tillage, and nitrogen on continuous corn grain yields.  Also discussed are other management factors that might need to change if residue is removed, and the effects of removal on sustainability of the continuous corn system.

Weed Competition in Corn
Weed competition in corn has reemerged as an important management consideration as herbicide use patterns in corn have changed with the adoption of Roundup Ready and Liberty Link hybrids.   As a result, growers are observing more fields with early-season weed infestations, and hidden yield losses are occurring because postemergence herbicides are applied later than the optimal timing. In this presentation, Dr. Bill Johnson of Purdue University discusses the aspects of weed competition in corn, nitrogen accumulation by weeds, and the effect of various management strategies on corn yield potential. 

New Focus on Soybean Webcast

Practical Uses for Soybean Physiology, by Chad Lee, University of Kentucky, will help viewers understand physiology in the context of yield.  Section one provides an overview of key stages in soybean growth and development. Section two covers stress.  Not all stress is equal, and stress applied at different stages within soy development results in different yields. Section three covers management of light in soybean through seeding rates. Soybeans at lower plant populations allow for high light interception--and yield.

Latest Focus on Potato Webcast

This presentation, White Mold of Potato by Dennis Johnson at Washington State University, provides an overview and management tactics of white mold, or Sclerotinia stem rot, of potato. It will help viewers understand how white mold can be better managed by modifying the canopy environment and by timing control tactics based on the disease cycle. The presentation offers images of the disease, explains the cause, and defines environmental and plant developmental factors that lead to the disease.

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New Articles from . . .
Applied Turfgrass Science - Crop Management  
Forage and Grazinglands - Plant Health Progress

Crop Management


Effect of Acifluorfen and Lactofen Application Timing on Peanut Injury and Yield     Summary | Article

Wheat Grain Yield Responses to Seeding Date and Rate Under Rainfed Conditions in Texas     Summary | Article

Agronomic Responses and Lodging of Three Spring Wheat Cultivars to Trinexapac-ethyl     Summary | Article


Ignite Herbicide Label Change Now Provides Greater Value for LibertyLink Soybean Growers     Article

Farmers Should Take Steps to Reduce Spring Herbicide Spray Drift     Article

Wet Spring Conditions Underscore Value of Starter Fertilizer Program     Article

Freezing Temperatures Could Affect Wheat in Boot, Heading Stages     Article

How Much Nitrogen is Left     Article

Planting Into Wet Soils Can Cause Sidewall Compaction     Article

High Heat and Winds Could Reduce Wheat Yields     Article

Rediscovering Sound Soil Management     Article

Managing a Late Start to Soybean Planting     Article

New Bt-Cry1F & Bt-Cry34Ab1 Dual Trait ELISA for HERCULEX XTRA Seed Corn     Article

Nitrogen Losses May Only Be Minimal During Wet Weather     Article

New Spreadsheet Helps Farmers Make Wise Decisions     Article

AgriLife Extension Specialist: Cotton Planting Should Be Delayed in Times of Drought     Article

Cool Season Crops Should Be Planted Soon     Article

Gowan Company, LLC and SDS Biotech K.K. Reach Agreement on US Development & Marketing Rights to a New Rice Herbicide, Benzobicyclon     Article


Applied Turfgrass Science


Plant Growth Regulator Selection and Application Rate Influence Annual Bluegrass Control in Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens     Summary | Article

Nitrogen Fertility for Establishment of Velvet and Creeping Bentgrass Fairways and Tees     Summary | Article

Indaziflam Utilization for Controlling Problematic Turfgrass Weeds     Summary | Article


Garden Expert Gives Pointers for Saving Lawns, Landscape Plants During Drought     Article

Mowing Too Short Can Harm Your Lawn     Article


Plant Health Progress


A New Pathogenic Race of Tilletia caries Possessing the Broadest Virulence Spectrum of Existing Races     Summary | Article

Efficacy of Fungicides and Biopesticides for Management of Phytophthora Crown and Root Rot of Gerber Daisy     Summary | Article


Growers Need to Stay Vigilant for Soybean Aphids in 2011      Article

Pecan Growers Need to Examine Their Crop for the Presence of a Significant Nut Pest      Article

Mitigating Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry      Article

Harvest Stressed Alfalfa Before Leaf Drop Occurs     Article

Stink Bug Control: Section 2(ee) Recommendations for Lannate, Vydate L      Article

Wheat Disease Management Reaches Critical Stage; Spray Timing Key      Article

Late Planting's Impact on Corn and Soybean Insects      Article

Specialist: Scout for Diseases Before Applying Fungicide      Article

National Pesticide Information Center Launches New Website     Article

University of Florida: Insecticide Resistance Developing in Psyllid That Carries Citrus Disease      Article

Fact Sheet on Dealing with Asparagus Miner Available from MSU Extension Bookstore     Article

Crop and Pest Report Available From NDSU      Article

Penn State Researchers Develop Stink Bug Monitoring Tool     Article

Soybeans Can Benefit From Fungicide Seed Treatment     Article

Stamina F3 Cereals fungicide seed treatment from BASF receives EPA registration      Article

Presidio Fungicide Registered for Use on Potato      Article

Corn Insect Forecast Tool Enhanced For 2011 Season     Article

SDSU helps to Develop Integrated Pest Management Website and iPod Application     Article


Forage and Grazinglands


Managing Nitrogen for Crabgrass Hay Production     Summary | Article

Beef Cows Grazing Fescue Respond to Yeast Culture Supplementation During the Latter Stages of Lactation and Grazing Season     Summary | Article

Forage Yield of Grass-alfalfa and Grass-forage Kochia Mixtures on Semiarid Rangelands     Summary | Article

Nitrogen Rate and Application Timing Affect the Yield and Risk Associated with Stockpiling Tall Fescue for Winter Grazing     Summary | Article


Alfalfa, Pastures Suffer From Heavy Rainfall, Saturated Soils     Article

Clueless in the Pasture? New Research Points to Learning Curve      Article

Plan Early to Evacuate Cattle Safely, Quickly     Article

New Strategy Aims to Reduce Agricultural Ammonia      Article

Meet Animal Feed Needs With Proper Hay Harvest Timing      Article

Organic Farmers Harvest Benefits From Forages      Article

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