Plant Management Network News
Number 92: September 23, 2009

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

From the Network

New Educational Webcasts Announced

Fusarium Dry Rot of Potatoes

This webcast will help consultants, growers, practitioners, and allied industries in all regions that grow and store potatoes understand this common and widespread disease. The presentation explains the cause and disease cycle, defines the factors leading to disease, and presents harvest and storage management practices that will reduce losses due to dry rot. This talk, by Gary Secor, North Dakota State University, can be found in the PMN Education Center.

Tips for Profitable Soybean Variety Selection

Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a producer makes and should be based on properly conducted variety trials. This webcast describes four types of trials. All have their advantages. The presentation teaches to never use single-location, single-year data. Instead, use multi-location multi-year averages. This criterion normally results in choosing high-yielding varieties. Virginia Techís David Holshouserís webcast is the 25th in PMNís popular Focus on Soybean commodity series.

PMNís Annual Partnership Campaign Extended

Due to its success, PMNís 2009 partnership drive has been extended through December. Please join PMNís 12 industry, 20 nonprofit, and 36 university partners in support of our not-for-profit mission to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. For details, contact

New Book Series from Springer

Plant Pathology in the 21st Century, Maria Lodovica Gullino, editor. International Congresses of Plant Pathology have been held at 5-yearly intervals for almost 40 years as key events of the International Society for Plant Pathology. This series is derived from invited lectures at ICPP2008. Take advantage of your 20% PMN discount on this four volume series and other Springer titles.

Plant Health Progress Editorís Pick

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

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New Articles from . . .
Applied Turfgrass Science - Crop Management  
Forage and Grazinglands - Plant Health Progress

Crop Management


Characterization of Turkey Manure Ash and its Nutrient Value for Corn and Soybean Production    Summary | Article

Selecting Hairy Vetch Ecotypes for Winter Hardiness in Minnesota   Summary | Article


If You Canít Stay Off Wet Fields, Minimize Compaction   Article

Producers Should Check Corn's Stalk Strength Before Harvest   Article

Crop Rotation Study to Examine Long-Term Effects    Article

Weed Management Strategies May Ease Transition to Organic Farming   Article

Mapping and Modeling Eastern U.S. Food Production    Article

Soybeans with the Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield Trait and Acceleron Seed Treatment Products Demonstrating Additional Indicators of Yield Performance   Article

New Wheat Variety Released by Colorado State University Named After Colorado '14er'   Article

Minimizing Volunteer Corn in 2010 Soybeans   Article

Control Perennial Weeds This Fall   Article

Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers Explained and Evaluated    Article

New Grape Variety Is Disease Resistant and Good to Eat, IFAS Researcher Says   Article

Economical Weed Control from Atrazine Boosts Ag Productivity   Article

A Hedge with an Edge for Erosion Control   Article


Forage and Grazinglands


Grazing Can Reduce the Environmental Impact of Dairy Production Systems   Summary | Article

Yield and Water-use Efficiency Response to Irrigation Level of Brown Midrib, Non-brown Midrib, and Photoperiod-sensitive Forage Sorghum Cultivars        Summary | Article


Proper Ensiling Requires Accurate Moisture Determination   Article

Avoiding Problems When Converting Pasture and Hay Fields to Crops   Article

Kansas State Vet Urges Cattle Producers to Watch for Pinkeye   Article

Grasshoppers Can Transmit Virus to Livestock   Article

Plant Health Progress


Effect of Timing of Preharvest Fungicide Applications on Postharvest Botrytis Fruit Rot of Annual Strawberries in Florida   Summary | Article

Within-field Pathogenic Diversity of Phytophthora sojae in Commercial Soybean Fields in Iowa   Summary | Article

Relationships Between Yield and Crown Disease of Sweet Corn Grown in the Willamette Valley of Oregon     Summary | Article


Camelina Infected by Downy Mildew (Hyaloperonospora camelinae) in the Western United States: A First Report   Summary | Article


Mississippi Has First Loss to Soybean Rust   Article

Experts Urge Producers to be Aware of Soybean Cyst Nematodes   Article

Insecticide Movento Granted Regulatory Approval in Australia   Article

White Mold in Soybeans   Article

Late Start for Corn Crop Doesnít Stop Spread of Western Bean Cutworm   Article

Experimental Chickpeas Fend off Caterpillar Pest   Article

Applied Turfgrass Science


Effect of Nozzle Type and Water Volume on Dollar Spot Control in Greens-Height Creeping Bentgrass    Summary | Article

Fungicide Sensitivity of Colletotrichum cereale Isolated from Turfgrasses in the Northeastern United States    Summary | Article

Response of Eight Cultivars of Roughstalk Bluegrass to Bispyribac or Sulfosulfuron   Summary | Article


Turf Specialist Advises Homeowners to Seed for Quality   Article

Turfgrass Quality Measurement Improved with GreenSeeker Sensor   Article

Organic Weed Control for Dandelions   Article

Golf Course Putting Greens Show Their Age   Article

Overseeding in Fall Can Repair, Improve Lawn   Article

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