Plant Management Network News
Number 41: July 20, 2005

PMN Land-Grant Partners
Grow to 25

The Plant Management Network welcomes the University of Minnesota as its newest university partner, bringing the total of   to 25. Several units within the U of M College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (COAFES) and the U of M Libraries support the partnership. The U of M COAFES is consistently ranked among the top five colleges of agriculture in the world and is home to faculty and students who are leaders in their fields. The U of M Libraries are among the University's strategic assets and are a vital intellectual partner in the experience of learning and discovery. Read more>>

For information on the partners program, contact PMN Partner Relations Manager Joan Quam.

New Articles from
Applied Turfgrass Science


Tolerance of ‘Riviera’ Bermudagrass to MSMA Tank-Mixtures with Postemergence Herbicides during Establishment from Seed. Public Summary | Article

New Articles from Crop Management


Comparison of Glyphosate Herbicides in Nebraska. Public Summary | Article

Time of Day of Application Effect on Glyphosate and Glufosinate Efficacy. Public Summary | Article

Grain Sorghum Response to Row Spacing, Plant Density, and Planter Skips. Public Summary | Article

Value of More Uniform Nitrogen Application Across the Toolbar. Public Summary | Article


Performance of Grafted Tomato in Central Luzon, Philippines: A Case Study on the Introduction of a New Technology Among Resource-limited Farmers. Public Summary | Article


First Report of Soybean Cyst Nematode Reproduction on Purple Deadnettle under Field Conditions. Public Summary | Article


NK Brand Expands Hybrid Trait Offering for Better Grower Choices. Article

New Technology Kills Asian Rust Spores on Contact and Increases Yield by 23% to 39%. Article

New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands


Soil pH Effects on the Shoot and Root Yield of Crabgrass.  Public Summary | Article

New Articles from
Plant Health Progress


Differentiation of Isolates of Glomerella cingulata and Colletotrichum spp. Associated with Glomerella Leaf Spot and Bitter Rot of Apples Using Growth Rate, Response to Temperature, and Benomyl Sensitivity. Public Summary | Article

Determining the Efficacy of Disease Management Products in Organically-Produced Tomatoes. Public Summary | Article


Snappy New Pear Is Long-Storing, Blight-Resistant. ARS-USDA. 19 July 2005. Article

Plant Pathologists Address Next Steps in Combating Soybean Rust. American Phytopathological Society. 22 June 2005. Article

Soybean Rust Video Available through PMN

A 20-minute video produced by Today's Ag Television, "An In-Depth Look at Soybean Rust," is now available online. It includes tips on forecasting, scouting, fungicide use, sprayer settings, and more. Today's Ag is the only rural TV program backed by land-grant universities, including: Iowa State University, University of Nebraska, South Dakota State University, North Dakota State University, Oklahoma State University, and Kansas State University.

PMN Journals Have New Look

Both Crop Management and Plant Health Progress recently went through a redesign. New articles and those published within the last 18 months are now accessible only to subscribers and partnering institutions. A public archive of older articles is available to all users.  Each journal also now has a journal-specific search on its homepage. All journals can be searched simultaneously using the "Search PMN" link on the main upper navigation bar. Applied Turfgrass Science and Forage and Grazinglands will adopt this model in the future.

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