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Issue 150: August 27, 2014

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"From the Network" News

New Efficacy Trials Published in PDMR

The latest volume of Plant Disease Management Reports (PDMR) now includes 131 additional efficacy trials. In total, PDMR contains eight full volumes of 4,346 searchable reports on the effectiveness of fungicides, nematicides, and biological controls of various crops. Users can search the reports by keyword or browse by section. Keyword searches can include product names, active ingredients, host crops, and authors.  Sections include cereals and forage crops; citrus, tropical, and vegetable crops; field crops; ornamentals and trees; pome fruits; seed treatments (for all crops); small fruits; stone fruits and nuts; and turfgrass. 

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Hybrid Corn Yield Response to Foliar Fungicides - Pierce Paul, The Ohio State University


Managing Fungicide Resistance in Potato - Barry J. Jacobsen, Montana State University, August 2014


Management of Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth in Soybeans -Alan York, North Carolina State University

Waterhemp Management in Soybean - Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri 

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PMN Crop News

Ag Engineering

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Advance Agriculture −  The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation 

Kites, Balloon Collect Aerial Data for Soybean Drought Tolerance Research −  University of Arkansas

Agronomy and Horticulture

Michigan Irrigation Costs and Supplies Enhance Farm Sustainability −  Michigan State University

Effective Phosphorus Management is a Continuous Issue −  SFP

Potassium Deficiency Can Compromise High Quality Juice and Wine −  Agro-K

Timing is Right for Summer Alfalfa Seeding −  Michigan State University

Organic Apple Orchards Benefit From Green Compost Applications −  American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Crop Varieties

Syngenta Delivers Two New Winter Wheat Varieties to Eastern Corn Belt Growers − Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Planting the Seeds of Change: New NK Soybean Varieties for 2015 −  Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Forage and Rangeland Management

Cover Crops for Forage and Dairy Production −  South Dakota State University

Insect Pests / Entomology

Three Aphid-Management Practices to Consider on Your Farm −  United Soybean Board

Researchers Focus on Stink Bugs, Other Soybean Insect Pests −  Louisiana State University

Watch for Sorghum Midges in Late-Blooming Sorghum −  Oklahoma State University

Stink Bugs Ramping Up in Soybean −  University of Tennessee

Spotted Wing Drosophila: Fruit-Damaging Flies on the Rise −  University of Arkansas

European Bees are at Their Best Health Levels in Years as Overwintering Losses of Colonies Sink to Record Low −  Bayer CropScience 

Soybean Aphid Numbers on the Rise −  Iowa State University

UF/IFAS Study Finds Simple Solution to Monitoring Major Berry Pest −  University of Florida


Free Checkoff Tool Shows How Soybean Quality Grows Value −  United Soybean Board

New Tool Eases Task of Simulating Aquifer Refill −  American Society of Agronomy

Plant Diseases

Management Recommendations for Soybean Fields Infested With White Mold −  Michigan State University

Walnut Tree Disease Spreads to Northeastern Colorado −  Colorado State University

Black Root Rot Suspected in Louisiana Soybeans −  Louisiana State University

Benefits of Tank-Mixing Cercospora Leaf Spot Fungicides −  Michigan State University

Turf Management

"Tailored" Water: Recipe for a Greener Lawn? −  American Society of Agronomy

Got Creeping Bentgrass Problems? −  North Carolina State University

Dollar Spot Alert −  North Carolina State University

Weed Management

Weed Science Society of America Updates Popular Herbicide Handbook −  Weed Science Society of America

Fall Burndown Benefits Go Beyond Weed Control −  BASF Crop Protection

BASF Announces Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) Established for Sharpen Herbicide − BASF Crop Protection

It’s Palmer Time −  Iowa State University

Nichino America Begins Distribution of Strada Herbicide Portfolio −  Nichino America 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Survey of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes in Kansas and Eastern Colorado Wheat Fields

Attraction of Walnut Twig Beetle Pityophthorus juglandis(Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to the Fungus Geosmithia morbida

Effect of Foliar Fungicides on Late-season Anthracnose Stem Blight on Soybean

Effect of Fusarium tricinctum on Growth of Soybean and a Molecular-based Method of Identification

A Microfluidic Assay for Identifying Differential Responses of Plant and Human Fungal Pathogens to Tobacco Phylloplanins


Severe Outbreak of the Emerging Soybean Viruses in Korea: An Increasing Threat

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: Puccinia subnitens: An Obscure Rust Pathogen Little-Known for More than a Century

Forage and GrazinglandsCool-Season Annual Grasses Interseeded into a Bermudagrass with Improved Cold Tolerance for Grazing in the Upper South

Crop ManagementNutrient Sufficiency Concepts for Modern Corn Hybrids: Impacts of Management Practices and Yield Levels

Applied Turfgrass ScienceEffect of Petroleum Diesel and Biodiesel Spills on Turfgrass 

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Job/Internship Listings

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  • Assistant Professor, Grain Crop Systems Agronomy, Ecology, and Physiology
  • Agronomy Program Manager

View these postings at the PMN Employment/Internship Posting Service.  

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