Plant Management Network News
Number 68: September 25, 2007

Chase Horticultural Research, Inc. Is Newest PMN Partner

Plant Management Network welcomes Chase Horticultural Research, Inc. to the PMN partners program. Chase Horticultural Research was formed in 1994, creating a private research operation dedicated to developing information for the ornamental industry throughout the United States. Its main activity is product evaluation including biological, chemical, and physical aspects of ornamental plant production and utilization. In 2005, Chase Horticultural Research opened up its diagnostic lab to greenhouse growers, nurseries, and landscapers. Diagnostics for fungal, bacterial, phytotoxicity and environmental problems are included. Chase Horticultural Research also develops educational materials for use by professionals. Chase News was started in 2002. Read more>>

For information on the partners program or to enroll, contact:

PMN Provides Access to World's Poorest Countries
Access to all of PMN’s online resources is now available at no cost to institutions in more than 100 of the world’s poorest countries. By providing access through AGORA, an initiative that provides free or low-cost access, PMN joins the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other publishers in providing libraries in developing countries an outstanding digital collection of over 1,100 journals in food, agriculture, and related sciences. PMN’s contribution includes the journals Crop Management, Forage and Grazinglands, Plant Health Progress, and Applied Turfgrass Science. The goal of AGORA is to increase the quality and effectiveness of agricultural research, education, and training in low-income countries and, in turn, improve food security.

Plant Health Progress Editor's Pick

Plant Pathogens at Work” is the series title of two recent review articles by C. B. Yandoc-Ables and colleagues describing weed biocontrol. As alternatives to loss of herbicide registration, lack of registration on specialty crops, and as methyl bromide replacements, biological agents for weed control holds renewed promise.  Read about classical and bioherbicide approaches that have been used and formulation and delivery issues in this month’s pick.


Positions Available

Submit new employment/intern listings online. It’s free!

*Program Specialist (Plant Biology/Plant Science)
*Farm Production Manager – IN
*Farm Production Manager – ND
*Stored Product Post Harvest Pest Management

See postings at PMN’s Employment/Internship Posting Service.


New Articles from
Plant Health Progress

Genetic Diversity of Lettuce for Resistance to Bacterial Leaf Spot Caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. vitians      Summary | Article

Comparative Susceptibility of Plants Native to the Appalachian Range of the United States to Inoculation with Phytophthora ramorum      Summary | Article

Impact of Soybean Planting Date on Soil Population Density of Macrophomina phaseolina     
Summary | Article


Citrus Huanglongbing: The Pathogen and Its Impact     
Summary | Article


Reemergence of Goss’s Wilt and Blight of Corn to the Central High Plains      Summary | Article

Occurrence of Asian Soybean Rust Caused by Phakopsora pachyrhizi in Mississippi      Summary | Article

Delayed Emergence, Stem Distortion, Stunting, and Foliar Symptoms Associated with Tobacco Rattle Virus and Paratrichodorus Allius in Potatoes Grown in the Pacific Northwest      Summary | Article


Socking It to Strawberry Root Rot     

Soybean Rust Confirmed for First Time in Kansas      Article

Western Bean Cutworm Officially a Pest of Indiana, Michigan      Article

Chase Horticultural Research, Inc. Launches New Website, Expands Offerings      Article

Areawide Approach to Fire Ant Control     

Researchers Find Wasp Can Strike Down Giant Reed      Article

Japanese Beetle May Help Fight Hemlock-Killing Insect      Article

Scientists Harvest Answers from Genome of Grain Fungus      Article

Genetic Survey Finds Association Between CCD and Virus      Article

Dividend Extreme Receives Registration for Use on Barley and Sweet Corn      Article

Prevent Insect Infestation in Grain Bins      Article

Entomologist: Control Volunteer Wheat Now to Control Pests Later      Article

Scientists Seek New Ways to Control Potato Pests      Article

Pigweed Poses Challenge to Transformed Herbicide Industry      Article

Genetic GPS for Tracking Boll Weevils     

Syngenta Names Four New Insecticides     

New Resources from MSU Help Growers Identify, Control Potato Diseases      Article

New Online Help for Managing Whiteflies     


New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands


Evaluation Studies on the Dry Matter Production and Quality of Annual and Perennial Grasses      Summary | Article

Forage Quality Differences of Corn Hybrids as Influenced by Ensiling     
Summary | Article


Good Fertilizer Management Leads to Optimum Cool-Season Grass Production      Article

High Hay Prices May Influence Buyer and Producer Decisions      Article

Earlage an Option for Harvesting Corn      Article

Late Summer Is Good Time to Control Sericea Lesepdeza      Article

Beware of Possible Nitrate Poisoning When Making Corn Silage      Article

Harvesting Drought Damaged Soybeans for Forage      Article

Penn State Offers Tips for Farmers in Search of Hay      Article

Distillers' Dried Grains Reducing Feed Costs     

Purdue Launches CAFO Web Site to Aid Decision Makers      Article

Elevated Carbon Dioxide Spurs Shrub Growth     

New Forage Legume Could Ease Nitrogen Cost-Shock      Article

Flood-Damaged Feeds, Forages Pose Risks for Livestock      Article

Silage Harvest Quickly Approaching      Article

Hurricane Preparedness for Livestock      Article

New Articles from
Applied Turfgrass Science
Moderate Salinity Does Not Affect Germination of Several Cool- and Warm-Season Turfgrasses      Summary | Article

The Role of Biofungicides and Organic Fertilizer in the Management of Dollar Spot in Bermudagrass      Summary | Article

Herbicide Selection and Application Timing in the Fall Affects Control of Ground Ivy     Summary | Article

Late-Summer Weed Control Helps Winter Lawns      Article

Phoenix Environmental Care LLC Adds Raven Fungicide to Product Line      Article

OSU Seed Lab Busy as Oregon Farmers Harvest 2007 Grass Seed Crop      Article

Sod Demands Decrease as Water Needs Increase      Article

New Articles from Crop Management


Comparison of Irrigation Systems and Fungicide Programs in Virginia Market-type Peanut      Summary | Article

Optimizing Plant Population and Nitrogen Rate for High-Oil Corn      Summary | Article

The Science Behind the Food We Eat and the Earth on Which it Grows      Article

NDSU Releases Dry Bean Survey Publication      Article

Pioneer Introduces 21 New HTF Ethanol Hybrids for 2008 Planting      Article

Watching Grass Grow Becomes Critical in Hunt for New Biofuels      Article

Managing Crop Nitrogen for Weather Symposium Proceedings Available from IPNI      Article

Managing Subsurface Water in the Field Can Pay Off      Article

Breeders Fortifying Wheat with Consumers in Mind      Article

GPS Farm Technology Can Pay-Lots      Article

Storage and Handling Recommendations for Flood Damaged Grain      Article

Dow AgroSciences Reveals Progress on New Herbicide Tolerance Trait      Article

Dow AgroSciences, Australia Based Hexima Limited Collaborate on Cotton Seed Development      Article

Cornell Researchers Clone Aluminum-Tolerance Gene in Sorghum, Promising Boost To Crop Yields in Developing World      Article

Dry Pea, Sunflower and Spring Wheat Excel in Northern Plains Cropping Systems      Article

Copyright ©2007