Plant Management Network News

Number 19: September 4, 2003

PMN Offers New PowerPoint Presentation

The PLANT MANAGEMENT NETWORK has developed a new scripted PowerPoint Presentation for use in telling the PMN story. Through its availability, PMN requests the assistance of anyone wishing to promote awareness of the network, its journals, and other electronic resources. The 13.5 MB presentation may be freely viewed, downloaded, and saved for use at in-house seminars; extension meetings; regional, national, and international conferences; and other plant management related occasions. Presenters are encouraged to download the most current version before each use, and to adapt the presentation to suit their own audience. For more information, contact Miles Wimer,

New Articles

Forage and Grazinglands Perspective:
Forage and Grazinglands: An ASA and CSSA Leadership Perspective

Diagnostic Guide:
Diagnosis of Common Root Rot of Wheat and Barley

Plant Health Briefs:
First Report of Powdery Mildew of Platanus occidentalis caused by Microsphaera platani (Erysiphe platani) in Washington State

Gray Kernel Disease of Macadamia Nut: Are Bacteria Involved?

Plant Health Review:
Factors Limiting IPM-Compatibility of New Disease Control Tactics for Apples in Eastern United States

Crop Management Research:
Tall Fescue Response to Nitrogen and Harvest Date for Stockpiled Grazing in the Upper Midwest

Corn Yield Response of Bt and Near-Isolines to Plant Density

Mustard Green Manures Replace Fumigant and Improve Infiltration in Potato Cropping System

Foliar Applications of Magnesium and Iron Encourage Annual Bluegrass in Shaded Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens

Crop Management News:
Monitoring System Counts Insects, Identifies Species

Newly Approved Fungus May Help "Clean Up" Cotton

ISU Crop Adviser Institute Provides Top-notch Online Continuing Education for Ag Professionals

Crop Management
Variety Trials

Click here for the following new results:

Minnesota 2001 Spring Wheat Variety Trial Results - Red River On-Farm
Minnesota 2002 Spring Wheat Variety Trial Results - Red River On-Farm
New York 2002 Soybean Variety Trial Results
Kansas 2003 Wheat Variety Trial Results
Oklahoma 2003 Wheat Variety Trial Results

Forage and Grazinglands:
Call for Papers

PMN's new journal, Forage and Grazinglands, is calling for article submissions in the areas of forage, range, grazing, and conservation management. Sponsored by the Crop Science Society of America and the American Society of Agronomy, Forage and Grazinglands publishes peer-reviewed articles, including research, reviews, guides, and briefs. It, also, publishes variety trials, perspectives, letters, and news.

Like other PMN journals, Forage and Grazinglands is totally electronic and provides authors a peer-reviewed, permanent citation; fast, real-time publication; worldwide readership; no page charges; free use of color; email links to authors; linkable citations; and a complimentary PDF copy of their completed article. Submission guidelines and a complete listing of the editorial board are available online. An ASA/CSSA leadership perspective is also available. For more information, inquire at

Copyright Plant Management Network 2003