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Issue 185: May 25, 2018
WTACILogo.jpgWest Texas Ag Chemicals Institute Conference Webcasts Now Live on PMN
Webcasts from the 65th Annual West Texas Ag Chemicals Institute Conference, held in Lubbock, Texas, are now available Open Access on PMN, thanks to the support of Cotton Incorporated.
The webcasts cover a range of topics: “Texas IPM Program Update,” “Smart Machines for Weed Control and Beyond,” “Flag the Technology Update,” “Chemical Drift and Your Potential Liability,” “Laws and Regulations Update,” “Cover Crop Use in Semi-Arid Regions,” “Management Strategies for Bacterial Blight in Cotton,” and a panel discussion, “2017 Experiences ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.’” View these webcasts and more in PMN’s Focus on Cotton resource.
OnionAnthracnoseSMALL.jpgEditor’s Pick
Leaf and neck anthracnose, caused by Colletotrichum coccodes, has been reported as a new disease on onion in Michigan. A recent study evaluated inoculation methods and the effects of temperature and relative humidity on disease development. View Article
Pamela D. Roberts, Editor-in-Chief, Plant Health Progress 
BBLentilSMALL.jpgMost Popular PHP Article
In June 2017, plants were observed in a commercial lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) field in Central South Dakota with brown, circular lesions on the foliage leaves that had dried, torn centers resembling “shot holes.” The pathogen was confirmed to be Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae. This is the first known report of bacterial blight caused by P. syringae pv. syringae on lentil anywhere lentils are grown. View Article

PHP Research

Incidence of Soybean vein necrosis virus in Alabama Soybean Fields

Greenhouse Comparison of Two Detection Methods for Potato virus YN-Wi at Four Potato Growth Stages

Farmer-Focused Tools to Improve Soil Health Monitoring on Smallholder Farms in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania

Characterizing the Effect of Foliar Lipo-chitooligosaccharide Application on Sudden Death Syndrome and Sclerotinia Stem Rot in Soybean

Optimized Yellow Dwarf Virus Multiplex PCR Assay Reveals a Common Occurrence of Barley yellow dwarf virus-PAS in Kansas Winter Wheat

Effects of Clariva Complete Beans Seed Treatment on Heterodera glycinesReproduction and Soybean Yield in Iowa

Impact of Summer Flooding on Viability of Sclerotinia minor and S. sclerotiorumSclerotia in Soil

Incidence of Viruses in Two Large-Scale Plantings of Blackberry in South Carolina as Detected Through the Use of Sentinel Plants and RT-PCR

Relative Effects of Demethylation-Inhibiting Fungicides on Late Leaf Spot of Peanut

Red Rust of Neoregelia Bromeliads Caused by a Parasitic Alga Cephaleuros parasiticus in Florida

PHP Briefs

First Report of Powdery Mildew Caused by Erysiphe aquilegiae on Columbine in the United States

First Report of Fenpyrazamine Resistance in Botrytis cinerea from Strawberry Fields in Spain

First Report of Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus in Cucurbits in Georgia, United States

Prevalence and Cropping System Impacts on Soybean Vein Necrosis Disease in Delaware Soybeans

First Report of Peanut mottle virus in Forage Peanut (Arachis pintoi) in the United States

Fungicide Resistance Management Guidelines for Cucurbit Downy and Powdery Mildew Control in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions of the United States in 2018

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Practical Approaches for Mitigating Insecticide Resistance - Dominic Reisig, NC State University

Achieving Soil Health in Cotton Production Systems - Alan Franzluebbers, 
USDA-ARS, NC State University


Remote Scouting in Agricultural Systems - Ian MacRae, University of Minnesota

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Proper Peanut Rotations Can Have Positive Impact on Yields  - University of Georgia

Corn With Straw Mulch Builds Yield, Soil Carbon  - American Society of Agronomy

Fertilization Can Help With Cool Soils and Late Planting Dates  - Iowa State University

Cool Weather Delays Spring Crops  - Louisiana State University

Corn Planting, Progress Hindered by Cold, Rain  - Mississippi State University

Early-Season Soybean Management for 2018  - University of Illinois

Root Exudates Affect Soil Stability, Water Repellency  - American Society of Agronomy

A Late Spring - Nitrogen Considerations  - Iowa State University

UGA Agriculture Climatologist Says Expect Dry Planting Conditions This Spring  - University of Georgia

Wheat Growth Stages and Associated Management- Feekes 6.0 Through 9.0  - Ohio State University

Planting Date - Stay the Course  - Illinois Soybean Association

Faba Fix for Corn’s Nitrogen Need  - American Society of Agronomy

Spring Management Tips for Winter Wheat  - Illinois Soybean Association

Corn Responds to Phosphorus Starter Fertilizer  - North Dakota State University

New Cotton Incorporated Videos Detail Benefits of Cover Crops  - Cotton Incorporated

Soybean Planting…How Early Is Too Early?  - Ohio State University

Crop Varieties

Deltapine NPE Program Sets to Kick off Class of 19, Eyeing Expanded Bollgard 3 Xtendflex Offerings  - Monsanto Company

Tanzania: Hybridizing the Vegetable Farming Sector  - East-West Seed

Farm Safety

Work Safely Around Grain  - North Dakota State University

Forage and Rangeland Management

Water Development Worth the Investment  - North Dakota State University

Cold, Dry Conditions Delay Planting and Forage Growth  - University of Missouri


A Comprehensive Non-Phosphite Foliar Program in Almond Trial Demonstrates Significant Yield Increases Three Years in a Row Compared to the Standard Fertility Program  - Agro-K

Insect Pests / Entomology

A Tough Winter for Bean Leaf Beetle  - Iowa State University

Experts: Cotton Farmers May Face Increased Bollworm Pressure This Season  - Texas A&M University

Seedcorn Maggot Active in Southern Iowa  - Iowa State University

Uncommon Mite Shows up in SW Missouri Wheat Fields  - University of Missouri

Biopesticide Offers New Form of Control for Bollworm and Budworm Crop Pests  - University of Arkansas

Managing Corn Rootworm Populations in Illinois: Considerations for 2018  - University of Illinois

Scouting Soybean for Insect Pests  - Illinois Soybean Association


EWS and Tikola Ghana Join Forces to Build Model Farms  - East-West Seed

Plant Disease

Agdia Launches Rapid DNA Test to Identify Bacterial Ring Rot in Potato  - Agdia

Turf Management

Just in Time for Spring: Video Summarizes Much-needed Earthworm Management Research for Turfgrass Industry  - University of Arkansas

Spring Seeding Tips for Kentucky Bluegrass or Tall Fescue in Lawns  - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Weed Management

Dry the Weeds, Keep the Crops  - American Society of Agronomy

SRSMALL.jpgNew Soybean Rust Video from APS PRESS
This award winning training video impressively illustrates the life cycle of the soybean rust fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi, an aggressive disease capable of causing defoliation and significant yield loss. Get more information, including a preview of this video on APS PRESS.
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