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Issue 151: September 29, 2014

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"From the Network" News

Resource Spotlight: PMN’s Partner Extension Search

Sometimes it’s difficult for growers and crop consultants to navigate university extension sites. PMN’s Partner Extension Search offers a clean, easy-to-use keyword-based search from one location. By typing a few keywords and hitting the ‘search’ button, users can find quality crop management information from across the nation or an individual state. The Extension Search targets tens of thousands of pages of information, covering nearly every crop grown in the United States. View PMN’s full list of resources.

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"Focus on" Webcasts


Strip-Tillage Successes, Watch-Outs Based on Soil Type, Soil Drainage, and Climate - Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University


John Deere Cotton Yield Monitor and 2630 Display - Michael Buschermohle, Ph.D., The University of Tennessee

Using the Case-IH AFS Pro-600 Display to Record Cotton Yield Data -Pedro Andrade-Sánchez, Ph.D., University of Arizona


Root Lesion Nematode on Potato - Ann MacGuidwin, University of Wisconsin 

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PMN Crop News

Ag Engineering

High-Tech Crop Imaging Confirms Yield Benefits of Diverse Weed-Management Strategy −  United Soybean Board

Agronomy and Horticulture

Early Firing of Corn −  Michigan State University

What is the Relationship Between Soybean Maturity Group and Yield? −  Michigan State University

Trust Your Trials: Syngenta Experts Provide Seed Plot Management Tips −  Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Crop Nutrient Removal Calculator (PlantCalc) App −  International Plant Nutrition Institute

Iowa State University Researchers Developing Nutrient and Erosion Management Tools −  Iowa State University

University of Kentucky Research Explores Irrigation Questions −  University of Kentucky

Crop Varieties

Breeding Better Soybeans for the Northern United States −  American Society of Agronomy

Seminis Introduces New Dixie Red Fresh Tomato Variety −  Monsanto Company


AmplifyRP Discovery −  Agdia

Forage and Rangeland Management

Assess Pasture and Range Forage −  South Dakota State University

Stockpiling Pastures Still an Option for Emergency Grazing −  University of Arkansas

Winter Forages: What to Plant and How Much −  University of Arkansas

Insect Pests / Entomology

Kudzu Bug Numbers are Drastically Lower −  University of Georgia

Finishing Up Soybean Insects - Stink Bugs and Bean Leaf Beetle −  North Carolina State University

Bug-Friendly: Profiting From Beneficial Insects on Farms −  Crop Science Society of America

A New Invader: Kudzu Bugs Confirmed in Arkansas −  University of Arkansas

Marrone Bio Innovations Receives Patent for Use of Chromobacterium to Control Corn Rootworm Larvae Infestation −  Marrone Bio Innovations

Pivot Irrigation, Not Furrows, is Most Economical for Delta −  Mississippi State University

Grain Producers Could Encounter Sticky Situation −  Kansas State University

Belt Insecticide From Bayer CropScience Receives Canadian MRL Approval for Use on Various Fruit and Vegetable Crops −  Bayer CropScience

Marrone Bio Innovations Announces Registration of Bioinsecticide Venerate in California −  Marrone Bio Innovations


Corn Storage Challenges Farmers This Year −  University of Missouri

Mission: Quality Control −  United Soybean Board

North Dakota State University Offers Tips on Drying Wheat −  North Dakota State University


Nematode Found in Washington; Quarantines Unlikely −  Washington State University

Syngenta Recommends Integrated Approach to Manage SCN −  Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Plant Diseases

Northern Corn Leaf Blight Levels High in 2014 −  Michigan State University

UF/IFAS Researchers use Steam to Treat Citrus Greening −  University of Florida

Spread of Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome Evident Across Southwest Michigan Fall 2014 −  Michigan State University

Irrigation Water Management and Soybean Diseases −  Michigan State University

Four Videos to Watch Before Applying Fungicides to Soybeans −  United Soybean Board

Turf Management

Fall Armyworms March Across Georgia Fields and Lawns −  University of Georgia

Weed Management

Valent Launches New Fierce XLT Soybean Herbicide −  Valent U.S.A.

Palmer Amaranth Can Grow Out of Control Quickly −  United Soybean Board

Make Your Move Against Herbicide Resistance as it Moves Toward You −  United Soybean Board 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Development of Pre- and Postharvest Phytophthora Fruit Rot on Watermelons Treated with Fungicides in the Field

Fungicide Sensitivity Assessed in Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi Isolates from Lowbush Blueberry Fields in Maine 

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Last Month’s Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: Survey of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes in Kansas and Eastern Colorado Wheat Fields

Forage and GrazinglandsCool-Season Annual Grasses Interseeded into a Bermudagrass with Improved Cold Tolerance for Grazing in the Upper South

Crop ManagementNutrient Sufficiency Concepts for Modern Corn Hybrids: Impacts of Management Practices and Yield Levels

Applied Turfgrass ScienceEffect of Petroleum Diesel and Biodiesel Spills on Turfgrass

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Job/Internship Listings

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

  • Plant Disease Diagnostician
  • Assistant Professor, Grain Crop Systems Agronomy, Ecology, and Physiology

View these postings at the PMN Employment/Internship Posting Service

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