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Issue 148: June 26, 2014

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"From the Network" News

PMN Launches Tospovirus ‘Hub’

The Plant Management Network is proud to announce the launch of its first ‘hub’, or sitelet containing centrally focused information on specific topic areas. This new resource, which covers Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV), is in its first phase of development, currently featuring websites, articles, and webcasts related to TSWV. In its second phase, the hub will host decision support tools to help growers and consultants manage TSWV on multiple crops. The hub’s development was supported by a USDA-AFRI grant-funded project aimed at limiting crop losses due to thrips-transmitted tospoviruses. View the new tospovirus hub

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Grant Outreach Webcast: Principles of Fungicide Resistance: Focusing on Soybean and Corn Production - Carl A. Bradley, University of Illinois


Grant Outreach Webcast: Management of Frogeye Leaf Spot and Fungicide Resistance - Heather M. Kelly, University of Tennessee

Grant Outreach Webcast: Principles of Fungicide Resistance: Focusing on Soybean and Corn Production - Carl A. Bradley, University of Illinois

Fungicide Use on Soybean in the Midwest - Daren Mueller, Iowa State University 

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PMN Crop News

Agronomy and Horticulture

Delayed Soybean Planting Considerations −  Penn State University 

University of Florida Study: Model May Help Growers Mitigate Costly Droughts − University of Florida

Uneven Soybean Emergence May Not Mean Replanting −  The Ohio State University

Estimating Nitrogen Losses in Wet Corn Fields −  Iowa State University

Uniform Water Application Essential for Irrigated Plots and Research −  Michigan State University

Oregon State University Calculator Helps Organic Farmers Use Fertilizer More Efficiently −  Oregon State University

Three Soybean-Management Methods That Hold Water −  United Soybean Board

Bug Pests / Entomology

Besiege Insecticide, From Syngenta, Now Registered for Use in Sorghum, Among Other Crops −  Syngenta Crop Protection-US  −  18 June 2014.

Japanese Beetles and Kudzu Bugs, Oh My! −  University of Tennessee

Managing Potato Leafhoppers in Alfalfa −  Iowa State University

New Weevil Gnawing at Arkansas Soybeans −  University of Arkansas

Innovative Solution to Improve Honey Bee Health Receives Registration Across Europe − BASF Crop Protection

Wheat Pests Cause Aesthetic, Financial Loss to Agricultural Producers −  Kansas State University

Stink Bug Traps May Increase Tomato Damage −  Entomological Society of America-PIE Division

Crop Varieties

Water-Optimized Artesian Corn Hybrids May Help Growers Manage 2014 Growing Season −  Syngenta Crop Protection-US


Agdia Launches First User-Friendly RNA Test Kit for Little Cherry Virus 2 −  Agdia

Forage and Rangeland Management

Few Good Forage Options Available for Replant After Storms −  University of Nebraska

AgriLife Research: Triticale Offers Grazing Benefits, Options −  Texas A&M University


To-Do List for Flooded Fields −  South Dakota State University

New Framework Reveals Full Ecological Value of Cover Crops −  Crop Science Society of America

Stored Grain Poses Danger −  United Soybean Board & North Dakota State University

Recent Storms Cause ‘Greensnap’ in Arkansas Corn Crop −  University of Arkansas

Water Security and Agriculture: The Human Factor −  American Society of Agronomy


SCN Females Now Apparent on Infected Soybean Roots −  Iowa State University

New Products

APS Launches New ‘Plant Health’ Family of Apps for Professionals and Hobbyists −  The American Phytopathological Society

Plant Diseases

Fungicide-Resistant Soybean Diseases Spreading −  United Soybean Board

DuPont Pioneer Supports Canola Council of Canada Managing Clubroot −  DuPont Pioneer

Assess Your Wheat for Scab −  Penn State University

Foliar Applications of Quadris for Rhizoctonia Control in Sugarbeets −  Michigan State University

Scout Soybean Fields in Midsummer for Sudden Death Syndrome Following Cool, Wet Spring −  DuPont Pioneer

Cucurbit Downy Mildew Outbreak in Southeastern North Carolina −  North Carolina State University

Marrone Bio Innovations Introduces REGALIA Rx Biofungicide for Use in Row Crops  − Marrone Bio Innovations

Turf Management

Control of Yellow Nutsedge in Pennsylvania Lawns and Athletic Fields −  Penn State University

Turf Managers Can Help Winter-Damaged Bermudagrass Rebound −  University of Kentucky

BASF Launches Pylex Herbicide −  BASF Crop Protection

Weed Management

Post Weed Control in Soybean −  Penn State University

Weeds Cost, But Proper Management Pays −  United Soybean Board

Eight Residual-Herbicide Options to Consider After Soybean Emergence −  United Soybean Board

Options for Controlling Volunteer Potatoes in Corn Fields −  Michigan State University

Control Palmer Amaranth With Metribuzin −  United Soybean Board

BASF Announces New Herbicide Tolerant Rice System in Development −  BASF Crop Protection

Managing Glyphosate-Resistant Marestail −  United Soybean Board

Mid-Season Weed Control all About Timing −  BASF Crop Protection 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Differential Resistance to Stripe Rust (Puccinia striiformis) in Collections of Basin Wild Rye (Leymus cinereus)

Progression of Symptoms on Blueberry Infected withBlueberry shock virus

Evaluation of Selected Sorghum Lines and Hybrids for Resistance to Grain Mold and Long Smut Fungi in Senegal, West Africa

Resistance of Kansas Sclerotinia homoeocarpa Isolates to Thiophanate-Methyl and Determination of Associated β-Tubulin Mutation

The Effect of 2,4-D Drift Rates on Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Growth and Yield


Forage and Grazinglands


Soil-Fertility Principles for Warm-Season Perennial Forages and Sustainable Pasture Production


Assessing the Production and Nutritive Value of Warm-Season Legumes in Oklahoma and Texas

Cool-Season Annual Grasses Interseeded into a Bermudagrass with Improved Cold Tolerance for Grazing in the Upper South

Timing and Rate of Chaparral Treatment Affects Tall Fescue Seedhead Development and Pasture Plant Densities

Field Drying-Rate Differences Among Three Cool-Season Grasses

Winter Annual Legumes Overseeded into Seeded Bermudagrass ( Cynodon dactylon ): Productivity, Forage Composition, and Reseeding Capability

Hairy Buttercup Control and White Clover Tolerance to Pasture Herbicides

Effects of Harvest and Storage of Switchgrass on the Recovery of Carbohydrates during Dilute Acid Pretreatment and Enzymatic Hydrolysis

Using Dryland Annual Forage Mixtures as a Forage Option for Grazing Beef Cattle

Inoculants to Enhance the Ruminal Degradation of Small-Grain Forage

Management Guide

Measuring Legume Content in Pastures Using Digital Photographs

Diagnostic Guide

Visual Reference Guide for Estimating Legume Content in Pastures


Crop Management


Evaluation of Wheat Planted on 15-Inch Row Spacing in Eastern Kansas

Influence of Herbicide Programs on Glyphosate-Resistant Giant Ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida L.) Density, Soybean Yield, and Net Economic Return in Glyphosate- and Glufosinate-Resistant Soybean

Corn ( Zea mays ) Emergence and Early Growth as Influenced by Tansymustard ( Descurainia pinnata ) Residue

Effect of a Strobilurin-Containing Fungicide Applied at Two Timings on Seed Yield in Tall Fescue

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

Tillage and Grazing Impact on Annual Crop Yields Following Conversion from Perennial Grass to Annual Crops

Nutrient Sufficiency Concepts for Modern Corn Hybrids: Impacts of Management Practices and Yield Levels

Building Soil Potassium and Phosphorus in a Low-Testing Fescue Hay Field

Crop Management Research

Weed Suppressive Potential of Sudangrass is Driven by Interactions of Root Exudates and Decomposing Shoot Residue

Insecticide and Fungicide Wheat Seed Treatment Improves Wheat Grain Yields in the U.S. Southern Plains

Relationship between Planting Date, Growing Degree Days and the Winter Rye ( Secale cereale L.) Variety “Rymin” in Minnesota

Granular Fertilizer Spreader Swath Uniformity Achieved at Varying Target Application RatesEffects of Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers on Cotton Growth Characteristics

Crop Responses to Furrow Diking in North Carolina

Spatially Applied Soil Amendments Decrease Soil Property and Crop Yield Variability on a Small-Plot Research Field


Applied Turfgrass Science


Weed Control and Turf Safety of Single and Sequential Applications of Herbicides Over Spring Seedings

Flazasulfuron Tank Mixtures with Amicarbazone for Annual Bluegrass Control in Seashore Paspalum

Mowing Before or After an Herbicide Application Does Not Influence Ground Ivy ( Glechoma hederacea ) Control

Effect of Petroleum Diesel and Biodiesel Spills on Turfgrass

Comparison of Rotational Traction of Athletic Footwear on Varying Playing Surfaces Using Different Normal Loads

Volatility of Broadleaf Weed Herbicides When Applied to Turfgrass

Cultivar Performance of Low-Input Turfgrass Species for the North Central United States

Evaluation of Adjuvants on Flumioxazin Efficacy for Postemergence Annual Bluegrass and Residual Smooth Crabgrass Control

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

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

Forage and GrazinglandsVisual Reference Guide for Estimating Legume Content in Pastures 

Crop ManagementEffects of High Glucosinolate Mustard on Red Potato Yield and Skin Quality 

Applied Turfgrass ScienceEffect of Petroleum Diesel and Biodiesel Spills on Turfgrass  

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