Plant Management Network News
Number 91: August 25, 2009

American Society of Agronomy  The American Phytopathological Society  Crop Science Society of America

From the Network

On-Farm Research Webcasts Help Make Science-Based Management Decsions

Extension and agribusiness professionals use on-farm research to make better management decisions. Presentations from an On-Farm Research Conference, held at Iowa State University (ISU), are now available for online viewing. Organizers hope the new web resource will provide agriculture professionals another valuable tool in making informed farming decisions. “Many growers and ag practitioners are inundated with data, which they use to make critical decisions about production practices,” said Daren Mueller, ISU extension specialist and lead event organizer. “We want them to be able to recognize and understand scientifically sound crop production research that will help promote wise crop production and protection decisions.” The webcasts cover three main subject areas: the basics of on-farm research design, data collection methods, and ways to improve data quality.

PMN Joint Executive Committee Meets

Plant Management Network is governed by a joint committee representing the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and American Phytopathological Society (APS). The committee held its annual planning meeting, August 17-18, at PMN headquarters. Current Members are Chair Todd Peterson, ASA; Howard Brown, ASA; Roch Gaussoin, CSSA, Tom Gerik, CSSA; Dennis Gross, APS; Brian Olson, APS; Bill Hutchison, ESA (ex officio); incoming members Ken Barbarick, ASA, and Ray Martyn, APS; and staff Fran Katz and Miles Wimer.

PMN's Annual Partnership Campaign Extended

The 2009 Plant Management Network New Partners Campaign is proving very successful. The recent partnership drive, which has now been extended through September, has thus far garnered six new members: American Seed Trade Association, Bayer CropScience, BIOREBA, Mosaic, New Mexico State University, and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. They join the ranks of PMN’s now nearly 70 partners. Partners support our not-for-profit mission to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. Thinking of joining? Please, act now! For details, contact

Forage and Grazinglands Publishes Statement of Impact

Authors considering publishing in Forage and Grazinglands will be interested in reading the journal’s new impact statement. The statement, written by F&G editor Michael Casler and the ASA and CSSA editors-in-chief Warren Dick and Craig Roberts, defines the quality standards and relevance by which the journal may be judged. Peer-reviewed articles are also awarded the imprint, above.

New Trials Added to Plant Disease Management Reports

One hundred sixteen new trials have been added to Plant Disease Management Reports (PDMR), 2009. A total of 592 efficacy trials are housed in this volume. PDMR offers reports on the latest fungicides, nematicides, and biological controls. There are now more than 5,000 reports from this and past issues of PDMR, B&C Tests, and F&N Tests.

Please Recommend PMN to Your Library

Is your library on PMN’s list of institutional subscribers? If not, please recommend a subscription to your librarian. PMN serves a full range of agricultural and plant-science disciplines with its four peer-reviewed journals, field trials, webcasts, proceedings, image collections, and databases—all for a single price. Please, contact your library today in support of this not-for-profit resource. Subscription information is available online.

Plant Health Progress Editor’s Pick

Occurrence of Viruses in Wheat in the Great Plains Region, 2008

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New Articles from . . .
Applied Turfgrass Science - Crop Management  
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Crop Management


Evaluating Postemergence Herbicides for Relative Corn Safety   Summary | Article

Is Deep Zone Tillage Agronomically Viable in Minnesota?   Summary | Article


Web Resource Aims to Improve On-Farm Research for Crop Management Decisions   Article

Farmers Reporting Impressive Midseason Performance of Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield Soybeans   Article

Mycogen Seeds Offers 13 New Soybean Lines   Article

Introducing QuickScan: Read GMO and Mycotoxin Strips in One Traceability System   Article

2009 Wheat Data Available   Article

Mycogen Seeds Offers 29 New Corn Hybrids for 2010    Article

New Agronomy Handbook   Article


Forage and Grazinglands


Year-round Irrigation and Fall Dormancy Affects Alfalfa Yield in a Semiarid, Subtropical Environment    Summary | Article


Sainfoin Has Natural Tolerance to Glyphosate    Summary | Article

Forage Yield of Teff is Low in the Southeast and is Only Marginally Responsive to Nitrogen   Summary | Article


Pioneer Nutrition Experts Provide Bunker Management Considerations   Article

Mycogen Seeds Launches Seven New Silage Hybrids for 2010   Article

Extending Grazing   Article

Cheatgrass' Success Secret Revealed   Article

Inoculants: Tips Every Buyer Should Know Before Making a Purchase   Article


Plant Health Progress


Black Walnut Mortality in Colorado Caused by the Walnut Twig Beetle and Thousand Cankers Disease   Summary | Article

Pathogenicity of Native Entomopathogenic Fungus Nomuraea rileyi Against Spodoptera litura   Summary | Article


Symptomatology of Iris yellow spot virus in Selected Indicator Hosts   Summary | Article

First Report of Podosphaera alpina f. alpina on Tolmiea menziesii in Washington State and British Columbia       Summary | Article


SipcamAdvan Supports the Sugar Industry   Article

SipcamAdvan Advances Biorational Portfolio   Article

Asian Soybean Rust Continues to Spread Across Louisiana, So Far No Yield Threat   Article

Extension Resources Available to Better Diagnose Corn Ear Abnormalities   Article

Missouri Soybean Rust Scouts on Alert   Article

DELEGATE WG Insecticide Receives 24(c) Special Use Label in Florida   Article

Study Finds Higher Pathogen Loads in Collapsed Honeybee Colonies   Article

Voliam Xpress Insecticide Receives Label Expansion to Include Potatoes, Tree Fruit and Tree Nuts   Article

White Mold in Soybean   Article

Unusually Quiet Year for Soybean Aphids, But Don't Stop Scouting   Article

Durivo Insecticide Receives Approval on New Soil Application Methods   Article

Platinum 75SG Insecticide Receives Registration for Florida Citrus   Article

For Tree Farms, Less Is More When It Comes to Pesticides   Article

Weed-fighting Weevils Make Themselves at Home in Montana   Article

Irish Potato/Tomato Famine Unlikely for Kansas   Article

Applied Turfgrass Science


Blending Seeded Bermudagrasses for the Transition Zone   Summary | Article

‘Riviera’ Bermudagrass Responses to Turf Blanket Covers During Winter   Summary | Article

A Comparison of Two Devices Used to Measure Golf Course Putting Green Speed   Summary | Article

Late Fall Sod Installation Produces Equivalent or Greater Rooting Strength of Poa pratensis Than Typical Spring Installations During the Subsequent Growing Season   Summary | Article

Tolerance of Creeping Bentgrass Cultivars and Selections to Anthracnose in New Jersey   Summary | Article


Grounds Superintendent at The Golf Club at Rainmakers Maintains Lush Turfgrass in Eco-Friendly Course   Article

Smart Lawn Care Protects the Environment   Article

Sustainable Turfgrass Irrigation System Helps Manage Stormwater   Article

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