Plant Management Network News
Number 101: June 21, 2010

American Society of Agronomy  The American Phytopathological Society  Crop Science Society of America

From the Network

Three New Partners Join Plant Management Network

J.R. Simplot

PMN welcomes the J.R. Simplot Company as the latest industry partner of the Plant management Network.  Simplot’s products and services cover agriculture, land & livestock, turf & horticulture, and foods. Simplot is a global food and agribusiness conglomerate with products that are sold in every state and many foreign countries, with an annual sales of about $4.5 billion. >>more

University of Idaho

The University of Idaho, PMN’s latest land-grant university partner, is a partner thanks to the Idaho Center for Potato Research and Education (ICPRE). The ICPRE coordinates and links all aspects of research, extension, and academic programs related to potatoes at the University of Idaho for the purpose of advancing the science of potatoes. >>more

ESA Plant-Insect Ecosystems Section

The Plant-Insect Ecosystems (PIE) section of the Entomological Society of America is PMN’s latest nonprofit partner. PIE deals with insect interactions with plants, covering behavioral, ecological, and evolutionary relationships in natural landscapes, as well as integrated pest management (IPM) in agriculture, horticulture, forests, and lawn and garden. >>more

Join our partners in support of PMN’s nonprofit mission: to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. Please contact us for details.

Focus on Soybean Adapts Sponsorship Model

To ensure the long-term continuation of its Focus on Soybean webcast resource, the Plant Management Network is pleased to announce sponsorship opportunities. Sponsors may support at levels ranging from $500 to $10,000.  We encourage agribusiness companies, grower and consultant organizations, and other groups to support this important nonprofit publishing effort. Learn more with our brochure and sponsor form.

New Soybean Webcast: Growth Stages

In this webcast, Mississippi State University’s Trey Koger helps viewers better understand how to determine various vegetative and reproductive soybean growth stages. Understanding soybean growth stages will help practitioners make decisions on key production inputs, like pest management, irrigation timing, and timing of harvest.  Visit Focus on Soybean to view other presentations.

8th I.E. Melhus Symposium Published

Proceedings of the prestigious Irving E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium are now published in the Plant Management Network. The symposium features graduate students who are chosen on a competitive basis to present their thesis research results. Topics covered include Grapevine Powdery Mildew, Bean Pod Mottle Virus, Citrus Stubborn Disease, and Potato Virus Y.

New Potato Webcast: Nitrogen Management

Carl Rosen of the University of Minnesota has produced an educational webcast on Managing Nitrogen for Irrigated Potato Production in the Upper Midwest.  This 28-minute webcast helps practitioners learn how to make N rate and timing recommendations for optimal potato yield and quality.  Topics include a review of Nitrogen needs and the N cycle for potato; N requirements in relation to specific potato growth stages; factors of an N management plan; and potato responses to N from research trials.  View Focus on Potato for more webcasts.

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

Crop Management


Evaluation of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizer Placement with Strip Tillage for Irrigated Pacific Northwest Corn Production   Summary | Article

Inhibiting Lodging of Wheatgrass for Seed Production    Summary | Article

Optimizing Nitrogen Use for Irrigated Waxy Barley   Summary | Article


First Report of Western Bean Cutworm in Pennsylvania     Summary | Article


Control Volunteer Soybean in Corn   Article

Planting Decisions Make Difference for Kansas Wheat Producers   Article

“Perfect Storm” Converging for Global Food and Agriculture: New CAST Paper Assesses Current Readings, Charts Critical Course   Article

Make Time to Scout Soybean Fields   Article

Scientists Clarify Origins of Potato Germplasm Neo-Tuberosum   Article

IPNI Introduces “Nutrient Source Specifics” Series   Article

Farmers Need to Watch for Zinc Deficiency in Their Rice Crops   Article

Meet Production, Water Quality Goals With New Drainage Systems   Article

Straw Residue Helps Keep Nitrogen on the Farm   Article

Good Weed Weather Provokes Herbicide Reminders   Article

Thirsting for Solutions: New CAST Publication Examines Water Availability for Agriculture   Article

Tomatoes Developed by University of Idaho Breeders Will Be Available for Sale this May   Article

Cool Spring Delays Corn Development   Article

Cover Crops Reduce Erosion, Runoff   Article


Plant Health Progress


Resistance to Dodine in Populations of Venturia inaequalis in Quebec, Canada   Summary | Article

Aflatoxin Contamination in Corn Differs Among Inoculation Techniques   Summary | Article

Diagnostic Guides

Black Rot of Orchids Caused by Phytophthora cactorum and Phytophthora palmivora in Florida   Summary | Article

Symposium Proceedings

8th I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium Proceedings Home Page

•  Introduction: 45 Years After Van Der Plank, New Visions for the Future of Plant Disease Epidemiology   Summary | Article

•  Development of an Advisory System for Grapevine Powdery Mildew in Eastern North America: A Reassessment of Epidemic Progress   Summary | Article

•  Quantification of Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Bean pod mottle virus at Different Spatial Scales   Summary | Article

•  New Perspectives on the Epidemiology of Citrus Stubborn Disease in California Orchards   Summary | Article

•  Role of Hairy Nightshade in the Transmission of Different Potato virus Y Strains on Solanum tuberosum (L.) Summary | Article


BIOREBA Launches Unique AgriStrip-Magnetic for the Detection of Potato Leafroll Virus   Article

BIOREBA Introduces New AgriStrip Assay for Fast Detection of Potato Viruses A and M   Article

Wild Potato Germplasm Holds Key to Disease Resistance     Article

Manage Costly Citrus Diseases with ENABLE® 2F Fungicide     Article

Inspire Super Fungicide Receives Federal Registration for Use on Cucurbits   Article

NDSU Offers Summer Grain Storage Tips   Article

ARS Scientists Seek Blight-Resistant Spuds   Article

EnviroLogix Announces More Versatility in its QuickComb for Soy   Article

UK Researchers Studying Safer Insecticides for Apple Orchards   Article

Wheat Farmers: Now Is the Time to Look for Head Scab     Article

Late Blight Surrounding Ohio; Growers, Gardeners Should Prepare   Article

Tourney Fungicide Receives Supplemental Label for Outdoor Ornamentals   Article

Scout for Bagworms Now   Article

BASF Seed Treatment Portfolio Expands to Include More Crops   Article

Cereal Disease Pressure Rising   Article

Insect Control at Reduced Price Helps Soybean ROI   Article

Gem Fungicide Now Available to Control Citrus Black Spot Disease in Florida   Article

Quadris Top Fungicide Receives Federal Registration for Use on Potatoes and Tomatoes in California   Article

Valent Professional Products Produces Instructional Safari Insecticide Basal Trunk Spray Application Video   Article

Farmers Get Soybeans off to Great Early Start with Acceleron Soybean Seed Treatment Product   Article

Pressure from Black Cutworms Leading to Heavy Feeding, Cutting in Cornfields   Article

Bayer CropScience Introduces New Rely 280 Herbicide for Potatoes   Article


Applied Turfgrass Science


Overgrown Lawn? What to Do, What to Do   Article

Dow AgroSciences Introduces Turflon Ester Ultra   Article

Texas Lawns Roughed-Up by Recent Past   Article


Forage and Grazinglands


Reestablishing Chicory into Multi-Species Perennial Pastures   Summary | Article

Analyses of Louisiana and Mississippi Producers’ Samples Reveal Mineral Status of Forages   Summary | Article

Annual Ryegrass Response to Increased Seeding Rate and Nitrogen Fertilization   Summary | Article


Challenges Describing the Relative Abundance of Grassland Birds in Grazing Studies   Summary | Article


Achieve Higher Quality Forage by Harvesting at the Right Time   Article

Rain in May Dampens Haymakers’ Plans   Article

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