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Issue 171: July 8, 2016 

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"From the Network" News

Perspective on Soybean Cyst Nematode – Fully Open Access

Dr. Gregory Tylka, veteran scientist and top authority on soybean cyst nematode (SCN), draws comparisons between the current SCN HG type test and a hypothetical test for human food sensitivities—to ultimately make HG type tests more easily understood and used. Read article.

New Content Added to the Soybean Fungicide Resistance Hub

The Soybean Fungicide Resistance Hub now features new materials for use by growers, crop consultants, extension agents, and other ag professionals. It includes updated fungicide resistance distribution maps and informative new extension documents on the topic of fungicide resistance.

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Corn Eyespot - Damon Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Increasing Importance of Sulfur for Field Crops - John Sawyer, Iowa State University


Soybean White Mold (Sclerotinia Stem Rot) - Damon Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Diagnostics Tools for Identification of Soybean Root Rot Diseases - Alejandro Rojas, Michigan State University 

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PMN Crop News


A “Fitbit” for Plants? - American Society of Agronomy

Early Harvest? Not So Fast - Illinois Soybean Association

There’s an App for That – Predicting Soybean Replant - Illinois Soybean Association

Value of Soybean Tissue Testing for Phosphorus and Potassium - Iowa State University

Research Shows a Role for Phosphorus and Potassium Tissue Testing in Corn - Iowa State University

Considerations for Late-Planted Soybeans - Illinois Soybean Association

Peas and Prosperity - American Society of Agronomy

Ag Engineering

Corn Crop Irrigation Management Key to Bottom Line - Texas A&M University

Specialist: Late-Planted Crops Could Require Early Irrigation - Purdue University

Three Ways to Use Less Water for More Profit - United Soybean Board

Innovations in Irrigation: The Best Management Practices - United Soybean Board


New Test Can Detect Plant Viruses Faster, Cheaper - University of Florida

Sensitive and Fast DNA Test Commercialized by Agdia for Grapevine Red Blotch-Associated Virus - Agdia

Insect Pests / Entomology

Barrier Screens Reduce Damage From Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Field Crops and Bees: Research Shows Surprising Relationships, Need for Better Management - The Ohio State University

Preventing and Managing Spotted Wing Drosophila Infestation - North Carolina State University

Stalk Borers Moving in Southern Iowa - Iowa State University

Guidelines for Using Sticky Traps to Assess Corn Rootworm Activity - Iowa State University


Early Control of Volunteer Wheat Advised in Hail-Damaged Crop - Kansas State University


SCN Females Now Visible on Soybean Roots - Iowa State University

Bayer Announces EPA Federal Registration For INDEMNIFY Nematicide - Bayer CropScience

New Products and Registrations

New 'Farmer's Guide' Book Series Launched By APS PRESS - The American Phytopathological Society

Plant Disease

How Huanglongbing Affects Oranges' Detachment Force, Fruit Properties - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Late Blight Hitting Arkansas Tomatoes Early - University of Arkansas

Soybean R3/R4 Fungicide Selection - Mississippi State University

2015 Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides on Corn at Four Iowa Locations - Iowa State University

Turf Management

Pythium-Palooza - North Carolina State University

Weed Management

Time of Planting, Availability of Herbicides Key Issues for Spring Barley Weed Control - The Ohio State University

How to Keep Specialty Crops Safe From Herbicide Drift - The Ohio State University

Planning Your Weed Control Program for Soybeans - Illinois Soybean Association 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Effect of Foliar Fungicide and Insecticide on Hail-Damaged Soybean

Assessment of Common Soybean-Infecting Viruses in Ohio, USA, Through Multi-site Sampling and High-throughput Sequencing

Management Strategies for Barley Yellow Dwarf on Winter Wheat in Kansas


Occurrence of Stenocarpella macrospora Causing Ear Rot in Corn in the United States


Understanding Soybean Cyst Nematode HG Types and Races

Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management


Tall Fescue [ Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh.] Mowing Height Affects Preemergence Herbicide Activity and Efficacy

Tolerance of Microclover to Postemergence and Preemergence Herbicides

Peanut Production in Virginia and the Carolinas: Development of a Website and Program Editor

Coexistence and Market Assurance for Production of Non–Genetically Engineered Alfalfa Hay and Forage in a Biotech Era

Yield, Persistence, and Nutrient Harvest of Two Cultivars and Two Blends of Seeded Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) in Swine Effluent Spray Fields

Row Width Influences Wheat Yield, But Has Little Effect on Wheat Quality

Tillage, Seeding Rate, and Fertilizer Placement for Corn Grown in Claypan Soil under Low-yielding Conditions

First Harvest Timing and Nitrogen Application Rate Effects on Chemical Composition and Ethanol Yield of Switchgrass

Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) Control with Preplant Herbicide Programs Containing Dicamba, Isoxaflutole, and 2,4-D 

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: Effectiveness of Chemical Compounds and Biocontrol Agents for Management of Bacterial Spot of Pumpkin Caused by Xanthomonas cucurbitae

Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management: Influence of Nitrogen Source and Application Timing on Large Patch of Zoysiagrass 

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