Rutgers Is PMN’s 33rd Land-Grant Partner
Rutgers School of Environmental and
Biological Sciences as its newest
university partner. The school is a unit of
Rutgers University located on the George H.
Cook Campus in New Brunswick, NJ. In line
with Rutgers' strong land-grant tradition,
faculty pursue mission-based teaching,
research, and outreach that address
real-world problems, and encourage students
to adopt the same mission-based approach to
their educational experience. Undergraduate
programs are designed to promote the
multidisciplinary study of challenges facing
society in areas that cover the biological
spectrum from organisms to ecosystems.
Students have access to quality classroom
experiences, and also participate with
faculty in world-class research projects.
They also are able to work with faculty of
the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment
Focus on Soybean Offers 2 New
Webcasts, One with Video
PMN’s educational resource,
Focus on Soybean, has added two new
webcasts related to the use and application
of foliar fungicides. One is
Use of Foliar Applied Fungicides for Soybean
in the North Central U.S. by Paul D.
Esker, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Application Technology Research for Asian
Soybean Rust Management by Richard C.
Derksen, USDA-ARS, is the first PMN webcast
to incorporate video into select slides.
PMN Has Fourth Consecutive Month of Record
Each of the last four months has constituted
a new record for
Plant Management Network site traffic.
Visitors in June 2008 were up a whopping 33%
with a record 48,426 site visitors. By
contrast, visitors in May were 36,343, which
was in itself a record.
PHP Editor’s Pick
Sorghum ergot is a threat to the hybrid seed
industry. Male-sterile sorghum lines used in
seed production are very susceptible,
especially if pollination is delayed. Most
sources of ergot resistance are not stable
across environments and presently no source
of resistance is available. This
Editor’s Pick is about the search for
this elusive resistance.
Submit new employment/intern listings online.
Program Leader (Weed Science)
Associate, or Full Professor – Entomology
Professor – Plant Pathology
See postings at
PMN’s Employment/Internship Posting Service.