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Issue 147: May 28, 2014  

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"From the Network" News

Two New ‘App-lied’ Resources for Turf, Tomato Practitioners

The American Phytopathological Society (APS) has just launched its Plant Health app, available for iPad and iPhone (iOS) devices. Plant Health serves as a portal to the new APS app collection, which includes Turf MD and Tomato MD, available for just $2.99 and $1.99 respectively. These useful apps include peer-reviewed images, diagnostic keys, decision support tools, management recommendations, and more.

What sets both apps apart is their content, which is peer-reviewed by expert plant pathologists to ensure high-quality, reliable information in a non-technical format.

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Irrigation Management for Cotton in the Southeast - Wesley M. Porter, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Foliar Diseases Affecting Cotton in the Southeastern United States - Robert C. Kemerait, Jr., Ph.D., University of Georgia


Factors That Cause Sugar Ends in Potatoes - Mike Thornton, University of Idaho


Soybean Insect Pest Management and Thresholds in the Mid-South Region - Angus Catchot, Ph.D. Mississippi State University

View all of PMN’s commodity-specific webcasts at the PMN Education Center.

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PMN Crop News

Ag Engineering

Exploring Unmanned Aerial Vehicles For Precision Farming – Part 1 − Michigan State University

Moisture Sensors Can Fine-tune Irrigation − Mississippi State University

Agronomy and Horticulture

Compacted Soil Prevents Ideal Root Development − Mississippi State University

Late-planted Soybean Recommendations − Michigan State University

Researchers Find Key Pieces to Corn Yield Puzzle − University of Nebraska

Severe Weather Doesn’t Always Mean Disaster With Corn − Louisiana State University

Early Season Soybean Replant Decisions − Iowa State University

Growing Camelina and Safflower in the Pacific Northwest − American Society of Agronomy

Soybean Field Rolling May Help You Increase Harvest Efficiency, Says Extension Agronomist  − United Soybean Board

Tillage Plays a Big Role in Managing Herbicide-Resistant Weeds, Says Researcher  − United Soybean Board

No-till Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration Rates Questioned − American Society of Agronomy

Weather Delays Corn Planting; High Yield Potential Exists For Corn Planted By Mid-May − University of Minnesota

Bug Pests/Entomology

Rice Farmers Need to Watch for Weevils With Warmer Weather − Louisiana State University

Scout Now For Black Cutworms and Armyworm Moths − Michigan State University

Mississippi State University Scientists Change Rice Stink Bug Advice − Mississippi State University

University of Florida Researchers Start to Pinpoint Biological Control for Brazilian Peppertree − University of Florida

Eastern Tent Caterpillars Now on the Move in Central Kentucky − University of Kentucky

Online Insect Forecast Tool Adds Soybean Aphids to Roster of Pests Monitored Throughout Season  − Monsanto Company


Keep Gummy Stem Blight Out of Your Watermelons − North Carolina State University

DNAble for Salmonella Receives AOAC Certification − Envirologix

Forage and Rangeland Management

Plant Warm Season Annuals to Boost Pastures’ Productivity − University of Arkansas

Best Vermont Forage Achieved With Generate − Agnition

Cool Weather Slows Pasture Grasses; Seeds Emerge Before Full Leaf Growth − University of Missouri


Introducing the Plant Health App: Home of Turf MD and Tomato MD − The American Phytopathological Society

Genuity Launches First-of-its-Kind App Technology for Corn Rootworm Risk Assessment − Monsanto Company

New Tool Simulates Crop Yields Across Entire East Coast − American Society of Agronomy

New Products and Registrations

Nealta Miticide Receives EPA Registration − BASF Crop Protection

Torac 15EC Insecticide: A New Solution for Potato Growers in Western U.S. − Nichino America

VENERATE XC Bioinsecticide Now Registered in Florida  − Marrone Bio Innovations

Plant Diseases

Growers: Wheat Nearing Critical Growth Stage, Time to Scout for Foliar Disease − The Ohio State University

Syngenta and Universities Continue Partnership to Bring Potato Blight Hotlines to Growers in 2014 − Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Turf Management

Hard Winter Tough on Golf Courses, Athletic Fields − University of Arkansas

Bayer CropScience Launches App That Brings Solutions to Turfgrass Professionals on the Go − Bayer CropScience

Weed Management

Can You Afford to Skip the Residual? − Iowa State University

Diversified Management Practices Aid Weed Control − DuPont Pioneer

Ohio State Weed Specialist: Preventing the Spread of Costly Herbicide-Resistant Weed Calls For Zero Tolerance − The Ohio State University

Dow AgroSciences Receives First Registration for Arylex Active  − Dow AgroSciences

Atrazine: Cheap Herbicide, Costly Pollutant − Kansas State University

Site of Action Key to Herbicide Effectiveness − BASF Crop Protection 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Distribution of the Soybean Cyst Nematode, Heterodera glycines, in the United States and Canada: 1954 to 2014

Pseudomonas syringae pv. aesculi Detected on Horse Chestnut in Norway 

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: Four Common Setaria Species are Alternative Hosts for Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis, Causal Agent of Goss's Bacterial Wilt and Blight of Corn

Forage and Grazinglands: Visual Reference Guide for Estimating Legume Content in Pastures 

Crop Management: Effects of High Glucosinolate Mustard on Red Potato Yield and Skin Quality 

Applied Turfgrass Science: Effect of Petroleum Diesel and Biodiesel Spills on Turfgrass 

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Job/Internship Listings

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