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Issue 161: July 31, 2015 

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"From the Network" News

Resource Spotlight: Fungicides for Field Crops Manual

Fungicides for Field Crops is one of the top-selling books from APS PRESS, but it is also available as an online resource for subscribers of the Plant Management Network. This valuable resource, which includes contributions from 40 experts, offers up-to-date knowledge on fungicides. It presents recommendations and best practices for managing diseases of 16 field crops. This online book is available to PMN subscribers.

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Equipment Mounted Sensors for VRA in Cotton - Randy Taylor, Oklahoma State University

Lygus Management in Texas High Plains Cotton - Megha N. Parajulee, Texas A&M University


Soybean Stem Canker: Re-emerging? - Febina Mathew, South Dakota State University

Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus - Damon Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

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PMN Crop News

Agronomy and Horticulture

CornSoyWater: New Web and Mobile App to Aid Irrigation Management - University of Nebraska

Soybean Double Cropping After Small Grain Harvest- When is too Late? - Penn State University

When is it Time to Start Irrigating? - United Soybean Board

Agnition Helps Corn Producers Overcome Purple Leaf Syndrome - Agnition

A Tale of Two (Soil) Cities - American Society of Agronomy

Checkoff Studies Soybean-Honey Bee Relationship - United Soybean Board


Breeding a Better Peanut Butter - American Society of Agronomy


Agdia, Inc Releases High Sensitivity ELISA to Test for Pathogen Associated With Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease - Agdia

Insect Pests / Entomology

True White Grub Identification and Management - Iowa State University

Kudzu Bugs Beginning to Migrate Into Soybeans - North Carolina State University

Guide to Soybean Aphid Scouting and Management - University of Nebraska

What Bugs You? - United Soybean Board

Kudzu Bug Coming Soon to a Field Near You - United Soybean Board

Stick to Thresholds to Minimize Yield Loss From Insects - United Soybean Board

Researchers Weigh in on Top Three Insect-Scouting Tips to Minimize Yield Loss - United Soybean Board

Zeal SC Miticide Now Registered With Liquid Formulation - Valent U.S.A.

Seed Treatments Lose Punch Against Thrips - Mississippi State University


New APS PRESS Book Teaches Practical Disease Management in Organic Crops - The American Phytopathological Society

Updated Florida Citrus Rootstock Selection Guide Available - University of Florida

Grain Crop Prospects Continue to Fade, Purdue Experts Say - Purdue University

Researchers Look to Nanoparticles to Reduce Pesticide Use in Agriculture - Louisiana State University

Eight Statistics That Prove U.S. Soybean Farmers are Sustainable - United Soybean Board

Verdesian Life Sciences Partners With Agroalfa to Bring Crop Health Polymer Technology to Central American Markets - Verdesian Life Sciences

Plant Diseases

Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus - North Carolina State University

Turf Management

Summer Segue - North Carolina State University

Déjà vu All Over Again: Research Shows 'Mulch Fungus' Causes Turfgrass Disease - Penn State University

Weed Management

Palmer Amaranth Is a Game Changer - United Soybean Board

Managing Mid Season Weeds in Soybeans - Penn State University

Managing Weeds Prevents Insects - United Soybean Board

Horseweed/Marestail Control in Double-Crop Soybean - Penn State University 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress 


Temperature Influences Persistence of Chlorothalonil and Iprodione on Creeping Bentgrass Foliage


First Report of Squash vein yellowing virus in Watermelon in Guatemala 

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: First Report of Pythium spinosum as a Pathogen of Watermelon and in Association with a Dieback of Watermelon in Southwest Florida

Crop, Forage, & Turfgrass Management: Potential Nitrogen Loss from Frozen Soil Nitrogen Applications to Wheat 

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