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Issue 187: August 2, 2018
Grape.jpgEditor’s Pick
Recent findings on grapevine yellows, caused by phytoplasmas on grapevines worldwide, suggest that the epidemiology and adaption to ecological conditions are evolving. Tessitori and colleagues report on these findings in an updated minireview, “Flavescence Dorée and Bois Noir Diseases of Grapevine Are Evolving Pathosystems.” View articlePamela D. Roberts, Editor-in-Chief, PHP
Apple.jpgMost Popular PHP Article
Apple growers require management practices that produce high-quality fruit yet minimize the number of chemicals used for adequate disease control and horticultural practices. Certain chemicals applied for bloom thinning also have fungicidal properties and may provide protection against early season diseases. View article.
PHP Briefs
PHP Research
PeerReviewed.gifSubmit Your Paper to Plant Health Progress and See It on the New Publishing Platform! 
Plant Health Progress (PHP), a science-based, electronic outreach journal, is seeking high-quality manuscripts. PHP 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.
Cotton.jpgNew Webcast: “Saving Energy in Cotton Gins”
Energy costs represent 20% of the total cost of ginning and vary widely across facilities. Identifying best practices for reducing energy consumption is important to gin owners, managers, and operators. Paul A. Funk, USDA–ARS, makes energy-saving recommendations for pneumatic conveying, fuel consumption, and more. View webcast.
IrrigationNEW.jpgNew Executive Summary: “A Quick Guide to Cotton Irrigation Management in the Southeast”
Key topics such as irrigation efficiency and cost are addressed in this executive summary by Wesley Porter, extension precision ag irrigation specialist in the Crop and Soil Sciences Department at the University of Georgia. This 8-minute summary is based on Porter’s previously published webcast “Irrigation Management for Cotton in the Southeast.” View executive summary.
Soil Health in the Mid-South: First Step—Feeding the Soil Microbes, Bill Robertson, professor and cotton extension agronomist, University of Arkansas, Newport Extension Center
A Smartphone App for Scheduling Irrigation in Cotton, George Vellidis, professor, Crop and Soil Sciences Department, University of Georgia
ICCPLogo.pngSchedule Your Webcast!
PMN is scheduling grant outreach webcasts for the remainder of 2018. To get your webcast on the production calendar, meet with Sue Freese, Strategic Product Development Manager, at ICPP2018. Use this link to set up a meeting time. If you are not attending the meeting, email Sue to make plans for your webcast:


What Is the R3 Growth Stage? - Ohio State University

2018; The Year to Try Cover Crops? - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Quick Soil Test Aims to Determine Nitrogen Need - American Society of Agronomy

Dryland Cotton Suffering While Irrigated Cotton Looks Good - Texas A&M University

The Nitrogen Question - Illinois Soybean Association

Forage and Rangeland Management

Texas A&M Releases New Ace Cowpea - Texas A&M University

Insect Pests/Entomology

Japanese Beetles in Corn and Soybean - Ohio State University

Improved Stink Bug Sampling Technique Could Save Rice Growers Money, Energy - University of Arkansas

Spotted Wing Drosophila Can Ruin Berry Crops - University of Illinois at

Growing Bollworm Populations Could Be a ‘Budget Buster’ for Arkansas Cotton Growers - University of Arkansas

Managing Japanese Beetles in Corn and Soybean - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sugarcane Aphid Populations Popping up in High Plains Sorghum Fields - Texas A&M University

MU Research Targets Japanese Beetles - University of Missouri

New Products and Registrations

Torac Insecticide Granted Registration for Use in Potatoes in States East of Mississippi River - Nichino America

Bexar Insecticide: A New Rotation Option for Control of Pear Psylla - Nichino America

Plant Disease

Field Identification of Foliar Cotton Diseases Can Oftentimes Be Based on Canopy Location - Mississippi State University

Identifying, Scouting and Management of Bacterial Leaf Streak - Iowa State University

MU Extension Confirms First Report of Southern Rust in U.S. This Season - University of Missouri

White Mold - Cause for Concern? - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Weather Conditions Ripe for Physoderma Brown Spot and Node Rot and Gray Leaf Spot - Iowa State University

Current Conditions Favor Disease Development in Spring Wheat - South Dakota State University

Weed Management

Scout for Palmer Amaranth Now - North Dakota State University

New MU App Helps Identify Herbicide Injury - University of Missouri

Crop Injury Associated with Growth Regulator Herbicides - Iowa State University

Cover Crops and Herbicide Carryover - Illinois Soybean Association

HLB.jpgHuanglongbing on U.S. Citrus
Huanglongbing (HLB) is a devastating disease that affects citrus worldwide. In the open access Phytobiomes article “Bacterial and Fungal Next Generation Sequencing Datasets and Metadata from Citrus Infected with ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus,’” Ginnan et al. provide amplicon-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) datasets of the bacterial and fungal taxa associated with budwood, leaves, and roots from the same citrus trees from five orchards in different regions of Florida.
The importance of early detection and risk assessment of HLB are addressed in the PMN webcast “Risk-Based Residential HLB/ACP Survey for California, Texas, and Arizona,” by Tim R. Gottwald, USDA–ARS. View webcast.
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