Plant Management Network News
Number 42: August 24, 2005

PMN Welcomes Edison College!

PMN is pleased to welcome Edison College as PMN's newest partner. Edison College, southwest Florida's community college, offers a two-year Golf Course Operations Program that prepares students to become golf course superintendents. The core classes within this 69 credit hour Associate in Science Degree program are structured to help the turfgrass student establish and maintain a comprehensive knowledge base with respect to all golf course related turfgrass management issues, including turfgrass science, soil science, irrigation, and pest management. Read more>>

To learn more about the
PMN Partners Program contact Joan Quam (Direct: 651.994.3859).

New Articles from
Applied Turfgrass Science


Suppression of Red Thread in Fine Fescues Through Endophyte-Mediated Resistance. Summary Article

Recovery of Zoysiagrass Varieties from Divot Injury. Summary Article

Ball Mark Repair and Creeping Bentgrass Recovery. Summary Article

Cool-Season Turfgrass Reseeding Intervals for Sulfosulfuron. Summary  Article

Industry News:

Monument® Herbicide from Syngenta Now Registered in California. Article

New Articles from Crop Management


Using Herbicides in a Peanut Strip-tillage Production System. Summary  Article

Influence of Planting Date on Sunflower Stem Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Larval Density and Parasitism in Oilseed and Confection Sunflower in Western Kansas. Summary  Article

Industry News:

Glyphosate-Resistant Marestail Confirmed In California, Other Weed Populations Investigated. Article

Flax Fiber Has New International Standards. Article

Research Confirms No Advantage to Delayed Corn Harvest. Article

GAUCHO Now Available to Soybean Growers for Protection Against Soybean Aphids and Bean Leaf Beetles. Article

New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands


Warm-Season Grass Production Responses to Site and Defoliation Frequency. Article

Industry News:

From Dirt to Diamonds: Cattle Grazing Could Help Improve Carbon Storage in Soil. Article

Shade Trees Can Protect Forage Plants. Article

New Articles from
Plant Health Progress


Expansion of the Host Range of Impatiens necrotic spot virus to Peppers. Summary Article

Phytophthora hibernalis: A New Pathogen on Rhododendron and Evidence of Cross Amplification with Two PCR Detection Assays for Phytophthora ramorum. Summary Article

Industry News:

Harvesting Hope: Kenyan Farmers Celebrate First Banana Harvest Using New Growing Technology. Article

Important Reminder

If you are considering a PMN Partnership for your company or university, the PMN 5-year celebration discount ends September 30, 2005. Save 20% on your first year when you partner by the end of September. Contact Joan Quam (Direct: 651.994.3859) for more information on the PMN Partners Program. 

ATS Journal Article Uses Online Video Technology

As an example of the innovative technologies available to authors of all of PMN's journals, the journal Applied Turfgrass Science has recently published a peer-reviewed article that includes video clips associated with the research. The article, "Ball Mark Repair and Creeping Bentgrass Recovery," compares the quality of repair and time to recovery of golf green surfaces using three ball mark repair techniques.

Agronomy, Crop, and Soil Science Research to Be Presented in
Salt Lake City

Over 2,500 poster and oral research papers will be presented by the more than 3,000 delegates from 100 countries expected to be in attendance for the International Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). The event will be held November 6-10, 2005, in Salt Lake City, Utah. To view the program, including abstracts and sessions, click on "Meeting Program" at

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