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Number 136: May 31, 2013
 

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Resource Spotlight: Fungicides for Field Crops Manual

 

The goal of Fungicides for Field Crops is to provide an over¬view of the current knowledge of fungicides and their use on field crops. This applied resource combines past knowledge about fungicides with recent developments in field crop fungicides, including fungicide resistance. It highlights the use of fungicides as key tools in the management of field crop diseases and also provides up-to-date management recommendations. This and other highly useful resources are accessible through a Plant Management Network subscription.

Corn Borer Management Discussed in ‘Focus on Corn’ Webcast

 

This presentation by Scott Stewart, Professor and IPM Specialist at the University of Tennessee, will help users better manage corn borer pests in corn. The information includes a description of biology, feeding symptoms, damage, the monitoring of pest populations and ways to prevent crop losses, including the appropriate use of insecticides and Bt technologies. View presentation | View other corn talks

New ‘Focus on Soybean’ Webcast: Aphid Thresholds in Light of Higher Commodity Values

 

In this learning module, Kelley Tilmon, Associate Professor and Soybean Extension Specialist at South Dakota State University, addresses the question of whether the economic threshold for treatment of soybean aphid should be lowered or not in light of current high crop values. View presentation | View other soybean talks

Verticillium Wilt of Potato Addressed in ‘Focus on Potato’ Webcast

 

This presentation by Dennis Johnson, Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist at Washington State University, provides an overview of Verticillium wilt of potato and helps users to better understand the epidemiology and management of the disease. The presentation shows representative color images of disease symptoms, describes the disease cycle, and discusses disease management strategies. A distinction is also made between Verticillium wilt and potato early dying. View presentation | View other potato talks

Learn the Basics of Plant Growth Regulators in ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webcast

 

Through this webcast, users in the Southern U.S. cotton-producing states will understand more about plant growth regulators in cotton production and to achieve optimal cotton yields by using them. Practitioners will specifically learn how plant growth regulators modify plant growth; why growth regulators are used; and how to identify plant growth characteristics or situations in which growth regulator applications may be needed or not needed. View presentation | View other cotton talks

New ‘Focus on Tomato’ Webcast Discusses Chlorosis/Infectious Chlorosis Viruses

 

This presentation will help users in the Southern and Western Regions of the US, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean identify and manage Tomato infectious chlorosis virus (TICV) and Tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV) in tomato This information should also help the user to limit infection. View presentation | View other tomato talks

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