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Issue 186: July 13, 2018
StoneFruit.jpgEditor’s Pick
The National Plant Disease Recovery System recovery plans are to mitigate the impact of high-consequence plant disease outbreaks. The article "Recovery Plan for Monilinia polystroma Causing Asiatic Brown Rot of Stone Fruit," by K. D. Cox and colleagues, is available open access at PHP.  View article.
Pamela D. Roberts, Editor-in-Chief, Plant Health Progress 
Peanut.jpgMost Popular PHP Article
In "Early-Season Fungicide Programs for Peanut Disease Management," Tsai and Brenneman evaluate the efficacy of early season prothioconazole applications on stem rot (Sclerotium rolfsii) epidemics of peanut (Arachis hypogaea) planted on different dates to better understand disease development and obtain more consistent disease management. View article.

PHP Brief
First Report of the 16SrIV-D Phytoplasma Associated with Decline of a Bismarck Palm (Bismarckia nobilis)

PHP Research
Reduction of Gray Mold with Preharvest Applications of Potassium Tetraborate in Greenhouse Tomato

PHP Survey
Submit Your Paper to Plant Health Progress and See It on the New Publishing Platform! 
Plant Health Progress, a science-based, electronic outreach journal, seeks
high-quality manuscripts and will soon be published on the same platform as the journal Plant Disease, giving authors greater visibility than ever. Share your knowledge with plant health practitioners worldwide by submitting a manuscript today.
Sawfly.jpg"Wheat Stem Sawfly" Is Back
The wheat stem sawfly is one of the most important pests of wheat in the central and northern High Plains of North America. In the webcast “Wheat Stem Sawfly in Wheat,” Jeff Bradshaw discusses the life cycle of the wheat stem sawfly, as well as the pest's growing geographic range, the damage it causes, and the tactics recommended for its management. PMN first published this USDA-NIFA Outreach Webcast in May 2016. Bradshaw is an associate professor and extension entomologist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL).
More information about the wheat stem sawfly is available in these UNL CropWatch articles: "Wheat Stem Sawfly Numbers Up in the Panhandle," "Cultural Management Options for Wheat Stem Sawfly," and "An Update on Status of Wheat Stem Sawfly in Nebraska."
The Value of Rotations—Lessons Learned Corn-Cotton Rotations and the Mississippi Centennial Rotation, M. Wayne Ebelhar, research professor and agronomist, Mississippi State University, Delta Research and Extension Center, Stoneville
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Making Early Applications in Soybeans - Illinois Soybean Association

Whether Wheat Weathers Heat Waves - American Society of Agronomy

Volunteer Corn Impacts Yield - Illinois Soybean Association

Here's Why It's Important to Plant Cotton as Soon as Possible - University of Georgia

Harvesting High Moisture Wheat - Illinois Soybean Association

Navigating Through a Soil Health Assessment - Iowa State University

Biosolids Prove Adequate Alternative to Conventional Fertilizer - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Radish Cover Crop Traps Nitrogen; Mystery Follows - American Society of Agronomy

Hot, Dry Weather Spells Trouble for Soybean, Corn - University of Missouri

Crop Varieties

Kansas State University Researchers Identify Gene to Resist Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus - Kansas State University

Innovative New Hybrid Reducing Bitter Gourd Crop Losses in India - East-West Seed

Forage and Rangeland Management

New Summer-Dormant Tall Fescue Variety Released - Noble Research Institute

Farmers Seek Forage Options as Drought Cuts Grass Growth - University of Missouri

Maintaining Control of Johnsongrass - University of Arkansas

Insect Pests/Entomology

Japanese Beetle Adults Emerge in Southern Iowa - Iowa State University

UGA CAES Team Researching Whiteflies Statewide - University of Georgia


Seeing Stunted Yellowing Corn in Patches? - South Dakota State University

SCN Females Seen on Roots as Early as Ever in 2018 - Iowa State University

New Products and Registrations

Presidio Fungicide Now Registered for Florida Citrus - Valent U.S.A.

Nichino America Inc. Introduces New Fungicide for Powdery Mildew Control - Nichino America

Weed Management

Increased Herbicide Use Rate Helps Growers Tackle Driver Weeds - Bayer CropScience

Rains Have Challenged Row Crop Weed Control - Mississippi State University

CompendiumBedding.jpgCompendium of Bedding Plant Diseases and Pests 
Authors A. R. Chase, M. L. Daughtrey, and R. A. Cloyd summarize all the latest research-based information about diseases, disorders, and arthropod pests of annuals grown as bedding plants. This book is expected to ship in September 2018. Save $30 when you preorder before September 30, 2018. Learn more.
apslogo(1).pngThe Plant Management Network (PMN) is on the move! Look for emails later this year about PMN moving to an upgraded website of The American Phytopathological Society (APS). APS started PMN in 2000 and is planning upgrades to PMN content, including a move to a robust platform for accessing the journal Plant Health Progress.
Our first step in making these upgrades is to explain the new login procedure. If you are a PMN subscriber who is not a member of APS, you will be able to access PMN content by logging in using your current PMN user name. However, you will have to reset your password using your user name. After you reset your password, use your user name and new password to log in to PMN.
As an APS member who subscribes to PMN, you will be able to access PMN content by logging in to PMN using your current APS user name and password. If you don't know your APS password, you will need to reset it. You can use this APS user name and password to log in to either APS or PMN, and your PMN subscription will be synced to your APS member billing.
As you may already know, Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management is available to authors and subscribers through another robust journal platform: the ACSESS Digital Library. PMN will no longer provide access to content published by other societies.
We are excited about the website improvements coming to PMN. While we do our work, you will continue to have access to new and existing content, including Plant Health Progress, "Focus on" webcasts, PMN Crop News, and Plant Disease Management Reports. Please watch for announcements of future updates.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact PMN’s Publications Coordinator, Dawn Wuest, at
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