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Issue 197: June 2019
Study results indicate that the use of genetic resistance in commercial tomato cultivars is an effective strategy to manage tomato chlorotic spot tospovirus (TCSV).
A fungus associated with stem disease on common buckwheat was shown to be pathogenic on this crop. The use of buckwheat in rotations with sunflower or soybean may need to be reconsidered.
PHP Research

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Plant Health Progress (PHP), a science-based outreach journal, is seeking high-quality manuscripts. This journal is available on the Plant Management Network website and also on the American Phytopathological Society's publication website. Share your knowledge with plant health practitioners worldwide by submitting a manuscript today.
Be included in the first Plant Health Progress focus issue, "Plant Disease and Vector Research in a Changing World." Potential topics:
  • How climate change will affect future virus epidemics
  • How environmental variables interact with plant and vector populations
  • Unraveling complex interactions among host, vector, virus, and environment
Learn more about publishing in this exciting inaugural focus issue. 
Focus on Cotton
Balkcom_PMNUpdate194.jpgIn “Tarnished Plant Bug in North Carolina and Virginia,” Dominic Reisig introduces the biology, host use, damage to cotton, sampling, and treatment thresholds of this economically important pest and discusses general management tactics.
Balkcom_PMNUpdate194.jpgSally Taylor and Seth Dorman cover scouting and identification, distribution, and general management strategies (such as variety selection, planting date, and insecticide spray timing) in “Tarnished Plant Bug Management Strategies for Mid-Atlantic Cotton.”
Schedule Your Webcast Recording
PMN is scheduling grant outreach webcast recordings throughout 2019. To get your webcast on the production calendar, send an email to
Covering 40 crops and counting, the APS Image Database just added 286 grape images and 419 vegetable images, including new crops such as lettuce and potato. These peer-reviewed images of diseases, disorders, and pests are useful for teaching, training, and diagnostics.
APS is offering a discount on database subscriptions. Individual subscribers can save $10 and institutional subscribers can save $50 when they sign up for a 1-year subscription. 

Offer ends June 30, 2019. 


Insect Pests / Entomology
Soybean Cyst Nematode – A Consistent Threat - Illinois Soybean Association
Plant Disease
Weed Management
APS PRESS Mycology Sale
APS PRESS has put all mycology-related titles on sale! (Members save an additional 10%.) Use promo code FUNGUS to save up to 10% on all books in the mycology category. Offer runs from June 5–30.
Now available for preorder: Fungicide Resistance in North America, Second Edition, provides coverage of all the new major fungicide groups and is the only current book on fungicide resistance that focuses on North American crops. Save 10% if you preorder today—expected to ship books in July 2019.
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