Plant Management Network News
Number 79: August 20, 2008

Montana State University Is New
Land-Grant Partner

PMN welcomes Montana State University Extension as its newest partner. MSU Extension is a statewide educational outreach network that applies unbiased, research-based resources to practical needs identified by the people of Montana. The Extension network connects researchers and educators on the MSU campus with a web of Extension faculty located throughout the state's 56 counties and seven reservations. Cooperating with local governments and citizens, MSU Extension agents and campus based specialists collaborate to develop educational programs and partnerships that make a positive difference in people's lives. MSU Extension is dedicated to improving the quality of people's lives by providing research-based knowledge to strengthen the social, economic, and environmental well-being of families, communities, and agriculture enterprises. More>>

Land-Grant Partners 

New Disease Management Reports Added to PDMR

One hundred new efficacy trials for chemical and nonchemical means of plant disease control have been added to Plant Disease Management Reports, Volume 2, for a total of 569 reports. A feature article on the origins of PDMR, as well as thousands of reports from past B&C and F&N Tests volumes, is also available.

July Traffic a New Record

Each of the last five months has constituted a new record for Plant Management Network site traffic. Visitors in July 2008 were a record 48,579.

PHP Editorís Pick

Pierceís disease is a major threat to the French-American hybrid winegrape industry in the southeastern United States. The bacterium that causes the disease is unable to survive low winter temperatures. This article shows how warming winter temperatures are affecting the severity of Pierceís disease.

Positions Available

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*Assistant/Associate Professor - Precision Soil Fertility Management    
*Tissue Culture Lab Manager
*Assistant Professor - Entomology
*Assistant Professor of Entomology
*Greenhouse Plant Health Supervisor
*National Program Leader (Weed Science) Interdisciplinary        
*Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Entomology               
*Assistant Professor Ė Plant Pathology

See postings at PMNís Employment/Internship Posting Service.

New Articles from
Plant Health Progress


First Report of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus in Greenhouse Tomatoes in Kentucky  Summary | Article


First Report of Wisteria vein mosaic virus in Wisteria sinensis in the United States of America  Summary | Article

A New Color Variant of the Dry Bean Bacterial Wilt Pathogen (Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pv. flaccumfaciens) Found in Western Nebraska  Summary | Article


Federally Approved Platinum 75SG Insecticide Receives Registration for Use in California   Article

European Corn Borers   Article

Emerald Ash Borer Arrives in Missouri   Article

Fighting Ash Borer: To Spray or Not to Spray  Article

New Germplasm Could Help Protect Avocados from Root Rot Disease   Article

Endigo Insecticide Registered for Soybeans   Article

Information Available on Asian Citrus Psyllid Discovered in Tijuana   Article

Sunflower Bud Moth Damaging Sunflower Buds  

SDSU Researcher: Soybean Aphids Are on the Rise   Article

CropLife and BPIA Discuss Public Policy and Agricultural Demand Issues   Article

Scientists Identify Fungal Disease Culprits with Molecular Genetics   Article

Soybean Aphids Found in Kansas  


New Articles from
Crop Management

Managing Field Bindweed in Sorghum-Wheat-Fallow Rotations  Summary | Article

Fertilizer Management for Short-season Corn Grown in Reduced, Strip-till, and No-till Systems on Claypan Soil  Summary | 


Use of Enhanced-Efficiency Fertilizers for Improved Agricultural Nutrient Management   Proceedings Home Page

Introduction to the Symposium  Summary | Article

Enhanced-Efficiency Fertilizers for Use on the Canadian Prairies  Summary | Article

Environmental Impacts of Enhanced-Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizers  Summary | Article

Agricultural Management of Enhanced-Efficiency Fertilizers in the North-Central United States  Summary | Article

Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers for Improved Nutrient Management: Potato (Solanum tuberosum)  Summary | 


Scientists Team up in Houston to Tackle Global Challenges  Article

Dow AgroSciences Reports Progress on New Trait Testing  Article

Trait Scores Help Growers Make Informative Seed Selections  Article

Wheat: Unintentional Mixtures of Red, White Can Happen  Article

Helping Wheat Pass the Acid Test  Article

New Nitrogen Fertilizer Tools Help Wheat Producers Optimize Profits  Article

Cornfield Birds & Bees  Article

HERCULEX Hybrids Provide Reliable Protection in an Unusual Growing Season  Article

Soil Testing Is First Step to Reduce Fertilizer Expenses  Article

Midwest Flooding Leads to Bumper Crop of Weeds  Article

WSU Wheat Varieties Dominate Washington Crop for 2008  Article

Updated Plant and Weed Guides Available from MSU Extension Publications  Article

ARS Releases Gulfcrimson Peach to Nurseries 


New Articles from
Applied Turfgrass Science


Paper Wasps (Polistes spp.) Attacking Fall Armyworm Larvae (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Turfgrass   Summary | Article


AgCenter Agent Gives Lawn-Care Tips  Article

Turfgrass Scientists Focus on Drought Tolerance  Article

Syngenta Meridian Insecticide Approved for Use in California  


New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands


Bermudagrass Yield Response to Nitrogen and Potassium Fertilization in Northwest Arkansas   Summary | Article

Interseeding Warm-season Grasses Followed by High Intensity Grazing Enhances Pasture Productivity   Summary | 


Ag Engineer: Plan Carefully When Closing Manure Storages  Article

Light Test Weight Barley Can Be Useful Feed  Article

Keep Toxic Plants from Livestock 

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