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Number 128: September 26, 2012

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Resource Spotlight: Arthropod Management Tests


Did you ever wonder which insecticide and miticide products are most effective in protecting your crops? Arthropod Management Tests (AMT) can help you figure this out. AMT is a collection of university trials on the efficacy of insecticides, miticides, and biological controls. Users can search each volume by host, pest, chemical, material, or author. Reports cover fruit and vegetable crops, field and forage crops, and turfgrass and ornamentals. This resource requires a Plant Management Network (PMN) subscription. View PMN’s full list of resources. Purchase a subscription to all 13 PMN resources for just $22.50. That’s 50% off the regular PMN subscription price. Use coupon code AMT50.

Understand the Aging of Seed Potatoes Through Focus on Potato Webcast


Understanding the physiology of aging and how it affects crop growth and yield will enable the adoption of management practices to control the aging process and optimize tuber set and size distribution for various markets. This Focus on Potato presentation, titled “Aging of Seed Potatoes: Physiological Process and Consequences for Production” by Dr. Richard Knowles at Washington State University, helps users identify production, postharvest handling and storage factors that influence the physiological age and productivity of seed potatoes. View presentation | View other potato talks

Focus on Tomato Webcast: Developing Tomato Varieties with Improved Flavor


This latest Focus on Tomato talk by Dr. John (Jay) Scott at the University of Florida helps users in any region who have an interest in the development of tomato varieties with improved flavor. Many consumers are dissatisfied with commercially grown tomatoes and think tomato breeders focus only on traits other than flavor such as yield, shipping ability, and disease resistance. The components of tomato flavor are presented along with some of the major constraints to improving these in different types of tomatoes. Furthermore, the difficulties in making further flavor improvement in this variety are illustrated. View presentation | View other tomato talks

Latest Focus on Corn Talk Covers Corn Hybrid Selection


This presentation by Dr. Erick Larson at Mississippi State University will help users select corn hybrids for modern production systems in the Mid-South and around the world. There is a wealth of corn hybrid information available in today’s marketplace, and evaluating it can be a daunting task. The ever-increasing inclusion of technology traits and seed treatments in seed products further heightens the need to understand their benefits and issues on arguably one of the most important decisions growers make each year.
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Two Seed Treatment Webcasts Featured in Focus on Soybean

Probability of ROI for Soybean Seed Treatments
In the past 15 years, the soybean industry has seen a dramatic increase in the use of seed treatments in the United States. It is estimated that currently 50% - 70% of all soybean seeds planted in the U.S. are treated. This presentation by Dr. Shawn Conley at the University of Wisconsin will help growers, consultants, and researchers understand the trends behind this dramatic increase in seed treatment use, the various factors that go into seed treatment decisions, and it provides a useful risk matrix that helps the user assess their probability of breaking-even on seed treatments.
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Seed Treatments for Nematodes of Soybean
This presentation by Dr. Loren Giesler at the University of Nebraska will help users in the U.S. soybean production regions make decisions on the use of seed treatment products marketed for nematode management in soybean. This talk reviews the common seed treatment products for soybean nematode management and overviews their active ingredients and modes of action. By the end of this webcast, the user should know more about seed treatments for nematode management in soybean and have a better understanding of what to expect from these treatments.
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Last Month’s Most Popular Articles

Applied Turfgrass Science: Seeded Bermudagrass Establishment in an Overseeded Perennial Ryegrass Stand as Affected by Transition Herbicide and Seeding Date   Summary | Article

Crop Management: Normalized Difference Vegetative Index Used to Identify Spatial Variability in Vegetative Growth and Grain Yield of Corn  Summary | Article

Forage and Grazinglands: Cogongrass Control with Aminocyclopyrachlor in Pastures  Summary | Article

Plant Health Progress: Occurrence of Viruses Infecting Watermelon, Other Cucurbits, and Weeds in the Parts of Southern United States  Summary | Article

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Crop Management

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Agronomic and Economic Comparisons of Double-Crop and Relay-Intercropping Systems of Peanut with Wheat  Summary | Article

Cattle Grazing Affects Cotton Root Dimensions and Yield in a Bahiagrass-based Crop Rotation  Summary | Article

Effect of Land Application of FGD Gypsum on Plant Yield and Crop Nutrient Concentration  Summary | Article


Fall Herbicide Application Improves Weed Control in Fruit Orchards   Article

Extension is Developing Sprayer Calibration App   Article

Controlling Next Year’s Weeds Begins With Fall Inventory   Article

Monsanto to Introduce Genuity Droughtgard Hybrids in Western Great Plains in 2013   Article

Drought and the Illinois Corn Crop   Article

Fall Burndown Clears Out Weeds, Controls Seed Banks   Article

Protecting Harvested Grains Even More Important This Year Thanks to Drought and Lower Yield Forecasts   Article

September Palmer Amaranth Management   Article

Resistance Fighters Play Pivotal Role in Growers’ Weed Management Legacy   Article

Soil Testing After a Dry Growing Season   Article

Be Aware of the Potential for Herbicide Carryover   Article

Grain Yield Not Related to Test Weight   Article

Syngenta Announces EPA Registration of Lexar EZ and Lumax EZ Herbicides   Article

Use Long-Term Trends as Planning Guide for 2013, Suggests DuPont Pioneer Agronomic Expert   Article

New Weed Manager Plus Mobile Application Supports Roundup Ready Plus Weed Management Solutions   Article

Safety Begins at the Point of Sale   Article

Plant Health Progress

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Pythium Root Rot of Flue-Cured Tobacco Seedlings Produced in Greenhouses: Factors Associated with its Occurrence and Chemical Control  Summary | Article


Rising Above Rhizoctonia in Soybeans Next Season   Article

Fall Armyworm Captures at All-Time High   Article

Rain, Rain Come This Way But Keep Phytophthora Root Rot Away   Article

Soybean Vein Necrosis-Associated Virus (SVNaV) Confirmed in Michigan   Article

DuPont Pioneer Receives All Regulatory Approvals on Optimum AcreMax XTreme Insect Protection   Article

NipsIt INSIDE Insecticide Now Available as 2(ee) Recommendation for Use on Grasshoppers   Article

Monsanto Expands Refuge-In-A-Bag Portfolio to Include Genuity VT Triple PRO RIB Complete Corn Blend   Article

Summer Heat Not the Only Problem This Season: Soybean Cyst Nematodes   Article

Monsanto to Introduce Acceleron Seed Treatment Products With New Generation Fungicide in 2013   Article

Growing Numbers of Insects in Ohio Could Cause a Stink for Soybean Growers   Article

Cover Crop Research Shows Advantages Against Pests   Article

Late-Season Scouting of Corn and Soybean Fields is Worth the Effort   Article

Dow AgroSciences SmartStax Standing Strong Despite Heavy Corn Rootworm Pressure   Article

One-Stop, Online Portal for Bayer Seed Treatment Equipment Streamlines Information for Farmers   Article

Forage and Grazinglands

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Fall Harvesting of Alfalfa in North Dakota Impacts Plant Density, Yield, and Nutritive Value  Summary | Article


Beef Cattle Producers Advised to Get Soil Test, Save on Input Costs Article

Where’d My Pastures Go? Article

Fall Management of Warm-Season Grasses Aids Spring Growth Article

Fall Management Tips for Drought-Stressed Hay Fields Article

Livestock Producers Can Take Steps to Increase Efficiency of Fall-Applied Nutrients Article

Canola, Turnips and Other Brassicas are Forage Options This Fall Article

Low-Cost Cow Feed is as Close as the Nearest Cornfield Article

Winter Cereals an Alternative Silage Source Article

Monitoring Nitrate Levels in Drought Stressed Forages Article

Applied Turfgrass Science

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Usefulness of Non-Chemical Water Conditioners for Managing Turfgrasses and their Rootzones  Summary | Article


SureGuard Herbicide Registered for Use on Dormant Bermudagrass   Article

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