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Issue 170: June 3, 2016 

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"From the Network" News

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Managing Cotton Fertility - Tyson B. Raper, University of Tennessee

Flag the Technology - Bob Scott, University of Arkansas


Soybean Defoliation - Thomas E. Hunt, University of Nebraska

Limitations of Soybean Yield - Laura Lindsey, The Ohio State University

Fusarium Species in Soybean Root Disease - Febina M. Mathew, South Dakota State University


Tomato Fertility - Soil vs Soilless - Emmanuel A. Torres-Quezada, Freedom Ag Research 

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PMN Crop News


Planting Delays Don’t Automatically Mean Trade Out Full-Season Corn - The Ohio State University

Double the Crop, Double the Potential -  United Soybean Board

Get the Most From Your Double-Crop Soybeans - United Soybean Board

When Should We Start Irrigating Our Corn? -  Mississippi State University

Impact of Saturated Soils on Seedling Survival - Illinois Soybean Association

Know Your Rows: The Pros and Cons of Narrow Soybean Spacing - United Soybean Board

Keeping a Pulse on the Soil - American Society of Agronomy

Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator Website Update - Iowa State University

Forage and Rangeland Management

Forage Genetics International (FGI) and Monsanto Announce Alfalfa Commercial and Research Agreements to Support Innovation for Alfalfa Growers - Monsanto Company


LED Treatments Enhance Lettuce Phytochemicals, Antioxidants - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Insect Pests / Entomology

Ambrosia Beetle Spreads Dangerous Avocado Pathogen - University of Florida

Cooler Weather Conditions, Late Planting, Impacts Insects on Crops - The Ohio State University

Aphids Showing Up in Alfalfa - Iowa State University

New Products and Registrations

Syngenta Launches New Biological Seed Treatment - Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Plant Diseases

When Should a Fungicide Be Applied? - South Dakota State University

Watch for Tomato Problems - Louisiana State University

Novel RNA Test for Tomato Chlorotic Dwarf Viroid Released by Agdia, Inc. - Agdia

Scout Potatoes for Late Blight Due to Recent Reports - North Carolina State University

Worms, Fungus Attack Soybean Roots - South Dakota State University

Turf Management

JIPM Articles on Billbugs in Turfgrass - Entomological Society of America-PIE Division

Weed Management

Five Tips to Stay Ahead of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds - United Soybean Board

Control Horseweed/Marestail Prior to Soybean Emergence - Penn State University

Pigweed, Palmer Amaranth Identification Tips for Growers - The Ohio State University

BASF’s Varisto Herbicide Receives Registration for Use in Select Crops - BASF Crop Protection 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


A Ralstonia solanacearum Strain from Guatemala Infects Diverse Flower Crops, Including New Asymptomatic Hosts Vinca and Sutera, and Causes Symptoms in Geranium, Mandevilla Vine, and New Host African Daisy (Osteospermum ecklonis)

Effectiveness of Chemical Compounds and Biocontrol Agents for Management of Bacterial Spot of Pumpkin Caused by Xanthomonas cucurbitae

Yield Losses Due to Crown Rust in Winter Oats in Alabama

Characterization of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) Feeding and Oviposition Injury on Celery Seedlings

Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management


Influence of Nitrogen Source and Application Timing on Large Patch of Zoysiagrass

Herbicide Programs for Managing Troublesome Weeds Using New Soybean Technologies


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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: Efficacy of Biopesticides and Leaf Removal in Grapevine Powdery Mildew Management

Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Management: Saproxylic Beetle Biodiversity in Golf Course Habitats 

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  • Extension Agronomist - Field Corn, Soybean, Small Grain
  • Assistant Professor- Soil Fertility Extension Specialist
  • Assistant Professor - Extension Soil Water Quality Scientist

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