Plant Management Network News
Number 124: May 30, 2012
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PMN Welcomes Its Latest University Partner
The Plant Management Network is proud to announce its partnership with the University of Massachusetts. The University of Massachusetts Agriculture and Landscape Program supports a healthy, sustainable environment through University-based research and public education. With programs that support a diverse range of agricultural and horticultural industries, from dairy farms to golf greens to cranberry bogs and greenhouses, the UMass Agriculture and Landscape Program keeps Massachusetts agriculture environmentally friendly and economically healthy, making the Commonwealth a better place to live.
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Honeybees and Seed Treatments Discussed in Latest Corn/Soybean Webcast
In the Plant Management Networks latest webcast published in both Focus on Corn and Focus on Soybean, Dr. Christian Krupke, Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist at Purdue University, discusses ways to minimize the chances of honeybee exposure to neonicotinoid-based seed treatments in the corn and soybean fields.
Septoria Leaf Spot Featured in Focus on Tomato
PMNs latest Focus on Tomato talk, titled Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato by Dr. Tom Zitter, Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist at Cornell University, helps researchers and practitioners in the tomato-growing regions better understand Septoria Leaf Spot (SLS) and how to manage this economically important disease.
Focus on Potato Takes on Ag Economics
Focus on Potato has produced two webcasts on the topics of economics and potato production. Both talks were authored by Dr. Joe Guenthner, professor of ag economics at the University of Idaho. The first presentation, titled Potato Economics, will help users understand the economics of potato production, consumption and markets. In this talk, viewers learn about the domestic and international issues that can affect the profitability of potato growing, packing, processing and marketing. The second presentation, titled Potato Economic Issues 2012 covers four economic issues that will affect the potato industry in 2012. Among other things, viewers will learn about market power in the potato marketing chain, potato production costs, and crop protection and the influence of pests on the competitive position of potato production regions.
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