Plant Management Network News
Number 102: July 20, 2010

American Society of Agronomy  The American Phytopathological Society  Crop Science Society of America

From the Network

PMN Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

Please join the Plant Management Network in celebrating ten years of innovative online publishing. Launched July 27, 2000, PMN began with the single journal, Plant Health Progress. In the ensuing years, three additional journals were added, Crop Management, Forage and Grazinglands, and Applied Turfgrass Science.

Other additions over time include Plant Disease Management Reports; Arthropod Management Tests; several proceedings publications; image collections; an employment and internship posting service; and searchable databases of state extension publications, plant science journals, and products and services. Its newer Focus on Potato, Focus on Soybean, and Focus on Agricultural Practitioners provide current science-based educational presentations and resources on specific crop management and protection practices.

PMN is jointly managed by the American Society of Agronomy, American Phytopathological Society, and Crop Science Society of America. Its mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops.

Dimole Is Newest Industry Partner

Plant Management Network welcomes Dimole, Inc. to its industry partners program. Dimole develops and markets state-of-the-art microarray technology solutions for laboratories. Its innovative DIM-ArrayTM products allow laboratories to provide fast, reliable molecular diagnostics. These unique microarray systems for phytophthora, potato viruses, and the nitrogen cycle, enable laboratories to assay one sample for multiple diseases in one test, and display a high-throughput capacity. They present many advantages including increased disease number testing capabilities, the ability to test for dormant viruses, an internal control to avoid false negative results and the efficient turn-around time in garnering results. more>>

Please contact us to learn more about our partners program in support of PMN’s nonprofit mission to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops.

Focus on Potato
Officially Launches with Zebra Chip Webcast




PMN officially launched its most recent “Focus on” topic, Focus on Potato, (FOP) on July 1, 2010. Led by Gary Secor, North Dakota State University, FOP has already gained sponsorship by 29 companies, commodity groups, educational organizations, and individuals. The initial launch contains six expert webcasts on current crop management and protection issues with the most recent on Zebra Chip Disease of Potatoes. An additional webcast will be added monthly and be publicly available. Beginning August 1, past webcasts will be deposited in a subscription archive. The site also contains a searchable database of university extension publications and other useful resources.

PMN Offers New Soybean Webcast

Soybean Aphid Scouting by Kelley Tilmon, South Dakota State University, is PMN's newest soybean presentation. Its purpose is to help readers manage soybean aphid cost-effectively through scouting and the use of treatment thresholds. Focus on Soybean features a growing list of grower oriented crop management webcasts.

NEW! Special Offers from PMN’s Partner Publishers

This issue, PMN Update begins featuring plant and agricultural science publications---many at discounts or free. Please review these featured books and journals to take advantage of this month’s offers.

Positions Available

Submit new employment/intern listings online. It’s free!


* Extension Field Agronomist
* Assistant Plant Scientist
* Biology Manager-Product Innovations
* Plant Pathologist and Diagnostician

See postings at PMN’s Employment/Internship Posting Service.

New Articles from . . .
Applied Turfgrass Science - Crop Management  
Forage and Grazinglands - Plant Health Progress

Crop Management


Seed Coat Technology Affects Yields of Relay Intercrop, Full Season, and Double Crop Soybean in Upstate Missouri   Summary | Article

Long-term Crop Rotation and Tillage Affects Wheat and Double-crop Soybean and Selected Soil Properties   Summary | Article

Peanut Cultivar Response to Fungicide Spray Programs Under Light to Moderate Disease Pressure   Summary | Article


Giant Ragweed is Latest Concern for Crop Farmers; Herbicide Resistance Found by MU Weed Specialist   Article

Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Have Made Gains in Sustainability   Article

Farmers Pleased with Midseason Performance of Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield Soybeans   Article

Maize Seedlings Predict Drought Tolerance   Article

Atrazine Provides Efficient, Cost-Effective Weed Control   Article

Can Flooded Corn Be Salvaged?  Article

Monsanto Company Launches Warrant Herbicide   Article

Using Remote Sensing to Map Soil Salinity on a Regional Scale   Article

Can One-time Tillage Improve No-till?   Article

Resistant Italian Ryegrass Poses Threat to Southern Winter Wheat   Article


Forage and Grazinglands


Late Planting Date Influences the Yield and Distribution of Pearl Millet Forage   Summary | Article


Mulching the Invasive Redcedar May Be a Viable Option   Article

Oil Spill Causes Concern for Cattle Along the Coast   Article

Forage Producers Need to Watch for Poison Hemlock in Hayfields   Article

Plant Health Progress


Evaluation of the Soybean Rust Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (PIPE) Public Website’s Impact on Certified Crop Advisers   Summary | Article

Integrating Planting Dates and Fungicide Applications for Managing White Mold of Dry Beans in Western Nebraska   Summary | Article


First Report of Powdery Mildew Caused by Leveillula taurica of Field-Grown Sweet Pepper in the Pacific Northwest  Summary | Article

First Report in North America of Atypical Symptoms Caused by Colletotrichum coccodes on Field-Grown Potato Tubers During Storage   Summary | Article

First Report of Crown Rot Caused by Phytophthora tropicalis on Gloxinia in North Carolina   Summary | Article

First Report of Charcoal Rot of Sunflower in Minnesota, USA     Summary | Article

First Report of Groundnut ringspot virus Infecting Tomato in South Florida   Summary | Article

The Bagrada Bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae): A New Invasive Pest of Cole Crops in Arizona and California   Summary | Article


Researchers Taking Three-Pronged Approach to Flooding/Disease Impacts on Soybeans   Article

Fusarium Head Blight Leads to DON Contamination in Wheat    Article

Belay Insecticide Receives Aerial Application Approval in Soybeans   Article

Research Shows Yield Advantage of Headline Fungicide   Article

Agri-Flex Miticide/Insecticide Receives Registration for Use on Citrus   Article

Expect Disease Problems on Potatoes and Tomatoes   Article

Guide Helps Growers Manage Soybean Cyst Nematode   Article

Dimole Releases a Novel System for Simultaneous Detection of PVY and PLRV from Dormant Potato Tubers   Article

Scout Now for Japanese Beetles, Say Pioneer Hi-Bred Agronomists   Article

Mountain Pine Beetles May Fly Earlier This Year Says Colorado State Forest Service   Article

Illinois Pumpkin Fields Face Cunning Opponent   Article

Climate Change Complicates Plant Diseases of the Future   Article

Scout Corn to Protect Yield and Prepare for Next Season   Article

Pioneer Experts Say to Keep Watch for Conditions Causing White Mold   Article

Safari Insecticide Basal Trunk Spray Available for Use on Deadly Mountain Pine Beetle in Six Western States   Article

ARS, Industry Cooperation Yields Device to Detect Insects in Stored Wheat   Article

Rose Lovers Beware: June Weather Fostering Rose Blackspot   Article


Applied Turfgrass Science


Influence of Foliar Moisture on Postemergent Granule Herbicide Control of White Clover and Dandelion in Cool-Season Turf   Summary | Article


Tend to Your Lawn During Summer   Article

Head Off Lawn Grubs in July   Article

ActinoGrow and ActinoGrow T&O OMRI Listed   Article

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