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Issue 160: June 30, 2015 

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"From the Network" News

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Sulfur Fertilization of Cotton - Syam K. Dodla, Louisiana State University


Managing Diseases with Biopesticides in Potato Production - Amanda Gevens, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Impact of Neonicotinoid Insecticide Applications on Spider Mites in Soybeans - Ada Szczepaniec, South Dakota State University

Big Data and Implications at the Farm - John Fulton, The Ohio State University 

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PMN Crop News

Agronomy and Horticulture

Nitrogen Timing Critical in Wet Years - University of Missouri

Make the Most of Late-Planted Soybean - University of Missouri

Watch for Sulfur Deficiency in Corn - North Dakota State University

Tomato Tips for Tolerating the Heat - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Purple Corn Appearing in Some Fields - The Ohio State University

Tracking Soil Nitrogen: Does Corn Have Enough Nitrogen? - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Growing Pains - United Soybean Board

Treatments of Hot Water With Calcium Found Effective for Kiwifruit - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Effective Season Extension Technologies Identified for Strawberry Production - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

How Container-Grown Plants Capture Sprinkler Irrigation Water - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Sandwich System Found Effective in Organic Apple Orchards - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Forage and Rangeland Management

Managing Windrow Disease in Alfalfa - University of Nebraska

Insect Pests / Entomology

Wheat Stem Maggot Damaging Corn - University of Nebraska

Need to Know What to Spray on Citrus Trees to Keep Bugs at Bay? There’s an App for That - University of Florida

Managing Plant Bugs in Squaring Cotton - North Carolina State University

Corn Rootworm Egg Hatch is in Progress - Iowa State University

MSU Scientists Study Tie Between Insecticides and Bee Health - Mississippi State University

Entomologists Combat Fruit-Damaging Fly - North Carolina State University

Checkoff Studies Soybean-Honey Bee Relationship - United Soybean Board

Soil Fungus Leads to More Weevil Pests in Rice - Louisiana State University

Nealta Miticide Receives Registration in California - BASF Crop Protection


How to Identify Emergence Issues in Corn - The Ohio State University

Farming Lessons From Mother Nature - Crop Science Society of America

New Cornell Resource Helps Farmers Deal With Climate Variability - Cornell University

Plant Diseases

Soybean Integrated Pest Management Continues - Louisiana State University

New APS PRESS Title Explains Wonders of Population Biology in Plant Pathogens - The American Phytopathological Society

Late Blight is Early Again This Year - North Carolina State University

Cucurbit Downy Mildew in FL, GA, and SC - North Carolina State University

Once Forgotten, Pythium Back on the Radar - United Soybean Board

Controlling Gummy Stem Blight on Watermelon - North Carolina State University

Sudden Death Syndrome Management: What Works? - United Soybean Board

Turf Management

Controlling Brown Patch in Your Lawn - University of Missouri

Pillar G Intrinsic Brand Fungicide Receives California Registration - BASF Crop Protection

Weed Management

Time to Manage the Weedy Mess in Soybeans - University of Nebraska

K-State Scientists Discover Temperature’s Role in Palmer Amaranth Control - Kansas State University

Post Weed Control in Soybean - Penn State University

MU Extension Offers Help to Reduce Atrazine Runoff - University of Missouri

Scientists Advocate a Community-Based Approach to Herbicide Resistance Management - Weed Science Society of America

Broadworks Herbicide Receives EPA Registration for Use in Tree Nuts, Stone Fruit and Citrus - Syngenta Crop Protection-US

EPA Approves New Tool to Help Soybean, Cotton Growers Manage Weeds - Monsanto Company 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Applying Phytophthora ramorum Inoculum to Hosts: A New Method That Simulates Overhead Irrigation         

Crop, Forage, & Turfgrass Management


First Report of the Invasive Crane Fly, Tipula oleracea , Associated with Turfgrass in Utah

Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc in Southeastern USA Harvested Flax

Forage Yield and Quality, Water Use, and Weeds of Selected Winter Cereals


Potential Nitrogen Loss from Frozen Soil Nitrogen Applications to Wheat 

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: First Report of Pythium spinosum as a Pathogen of Watermelon and in Association with a Dieback of Watermelon in Southwest Florida

Crop, Forage, & Turfgrass Management: Agronomic and Economic Effect of Irrigation Rate in Cotton 

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