Plant Management Network News
Number 104: September 28, 2010

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

From the Network

PMN Announces Two New Nonprofit Partners

The mission of the IR-4 Project is to facilitate registration of sustainable pest management technology for specialty crops and minor uses. The IR-4 Project has been the primary resource in the United States for facilitating registration of conventional pesticides and biopesticides on specialty food crops and ornamental horticulture crops. IR-4 activities benefit growers by allowing them to have effective pest management tools that enable production of high quality food and ornamental crops. This in turn benefits the public who have ample food and horticulture crops at reasonable prices.  more>>

The Potato Association of America has as a paramount objective the collection and dissemination of the best available technical and practical information relating to all aspects of potato production, biology, and utilization. The PAA serves as the official professional society for those involved in potato research, extension, production, and utilization. The Association provides opportunities to contribute in one or more of seven sections: Breeding & Genetics, Certification, Extension, Plant Protection, Physiology, Production & Management, and Utilization & Marketing.  more>>

Interested in Partnership?

Please contact the PMN partners program to learn more about supporting our nonprofit mission to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops.

Focus on Potato Offers PVY Webcast

The Changing Face of Potato Virus Y by Stewart Gray, USDA-ARS, helps growers, seed certification and regulatory officials, consultants, and others understand how Potato virus Y (PVY) is affecting the seed potato crop and, if unchecked, why it will become a major issue. By watching, practitioners should understand the emerging problem and know about strategies that certification programs and growers can use. Focus on Potato also provides several other potato management presentations.
Focus on Soybean Publishes Two New Webcasts


Terry Niblack, University of Illinois, presents Soybean Cyst Nematode Varieties, designed to aid agricultural professionals worldwide understand variability among soybean cyst nematode populations (SCN) and SCN-resistant varieties. After viewing the three-part talk, you will know how SCN-resistance is measured and categorized, what an SCN Type is, when to have an SCN Type Test, and understand the similarity among the measurements of SCN variability.

Bean Pod Mottle Virus by John Hill, Iowa State University, will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the North Central Region. It is designed to familiarize viewers with the disease caused by Bean pod mottle virus of soybeans. Accurate diagnosis of the disease is emphasized and options for disease management are discussed. Emphasis is on control of the insect that transmits the disease and field tolerance to the virus.

Both presentations are part of PMN’s Focus on Soybean.

Special Offers from PMN’s Partner Publishers

Please review this month’s selections of plant and agricultural science publications from PMN’s partner publishers.

Positions Available

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

Plant Health Progress


Relative Virulence of Botrytis cinerea and B. mali in Apple Lesions      Summary | Article

Cover Crops of Hybrid Common Vetch Reduce Fusarium Wilt of Seedless Watermelon in the Eastern United States      Summary | Article

Survey of Fusarium spp. Associated with Fruit Rot of Pumpkin in Ohio      Summary | Article

Plant Health Management

Fungicide Resistance Management Guidelines for the Control of Tomato Diseases in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions of the United States      Summary | Article


First Report of Pathogenicity of Fusarium sporotrichioides and Fusarium acuminatum on Sunflowers in the United States      Summary | Article

First Report of Pseudoperonospora rumicis Causing Downy Mildew on Rumex vesicarius in India      Summary | Article

Occurrences of Soybean Viruses, Fungal Diseases, and Pests in Illinois Soybean Rust Sentinel Plots      Summary | Article


Maxim Quattro Seed Treatment Fungicide for Corn Enhances Syngenta Seedcare Portfolio      Article

Diseases in Soybeans Could Cause Yield Loss at Harvest Time      Article

New Third Edition of Best-Selling Wheat Compendium      Article

Downy Mildew Disease Invades Illinois Pumpkin Crop      Article

Scout Your Black Walnuts for a New Disease - Thousand Cankers Disease      Article

Late-Planted Soybean Vulnerable to Attack by Soybean Podworm      Article

Video Offers Guidance to Growers Coping with Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome      Article

Large Stink Bug Populations Reported in Western Kentucky      Article

Oklahoma Producers Should Scout for Fall Armyworms      Article

Agdia releases Easy-to-use ImmunoStrip for Detection of Phytophthora Species      Article


Forage and Grazinglands


Harvest Frequency and Stubble Height Affect Herbage Accumulation, Nutritive Value, and Persistence of ‘Mulato II’ Brachiariagrass      Summary | Article

Herbage Nutritive Value of Tall Fescue Fertilized with Broiler Litter and Inorganic Fertilizer      Summary | Article


Biologically Effective Management of Grazing Land Increases Productivity and Profits      Article

September Means Corn Silage Harvest      Article

Poisonous Pokeweed Out in Force Amid Central U.S. Weeds, Plantings      Article

Manage Corn Silage Harvest for High-Quality Cattle Feed      Article

Forage Field Guide Features New, Expanded Sections      Article

Crop Management


Weed Control in Dicamba-Resistant Soybeans      Summary | Article


ASTA Outlines Best Management Practices to Maintain Quality Seed in New Guide      Article

Cottonseed Brands from Bayer CropScience Claim Majority of 2010 U.S. Acres      Article

Monsanto Initiates Regular Product Performance Update to Provide Customer Resource During Harvest      Article

Wet Grain Piles Deteriorate Rapidly      Article

Weed Scientists Tackle Glyphosate Resistance Problems      Article

Monsanto's Southern Harvest Results Show Yield Advantages for Genuity VT Triple PRO Corn Farmers      Article

Diversify Weed Control Strategies to Keep Glyphosate Effective      Article

Early Cotton Planting Requires Irrigation      Article

Drought Handbooks Available      Article

Mapping Tools From Pioneer Hi-Bred Reveal Harvest Insights      Article

NMSU Professor Patents Liquid, Organic Fertilizer      Article

Syngenta Strengthens U.S. Wheat Herbicide Portfolio with Development of Two New Brands – Sierra and Pace      Article

Asgrow, DEKALB and Deltapine Seed Brands Offer Immediate Yield Results via New LINK Text Program      Article

Managing Fall Alfalfa Cuttings Delivers Quality Spring Growth      Article

Buckwheat, Quinoa May Be New Options for Organic Grain Growers      Article


Applied Turfgrass Science


Anthracnose Development on Annual Bluegrass Affected by Seedhead and Vegetative Growth Regulators      Summary | Article

Fertilization of Bentgrass With Commercial Foliar Products: Greenhouse Evaluations      Summary | Article

Special Approaches Are Needed When Testing Calcareous Sands      Summary | Article


BASF Professional Turf & Ornamentals Launches Intrinsic Brand Fungicides into Golf Turfgrass Market      Article

Golf Course Turfs Under Stress... Creating It, Too      Article

Velocity Herbicide Registered for New York Turf      Article

Now is Time for Fall Lawn Maintenance, Including Aeration, Fertilizing and Overseeding      Article

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