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Issue 173: October 5, 2016 

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"From the Network" News

New PDMR Efficacy Trials Published
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"Focus on" Webcasts


Impact of Leaf Pubescence on Fiber Quality - Gaylon D. Morgan, Texas A&M University

Changing Bt Technologies and Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton - David Kerns, Louisiana State University

Zero Tolerance: Designed for Seedbank Reduction - Tom Barber, University of Arkansas


Plant Analysis as a Nutrient Management Tool - Dave Mengel, Kansas State University

Late(er) Season Insect Pest in Soybean - Kelley J. Tilmon, Ohio State University

Soybean Disease Forecasting - Damon Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Maintaining Tomato Health After Harvest - Jerry A. Bartz, University of Florida 

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PMN Crop News


Wheat Producers Advised to Take Advantage of Existing Soil Nitrogen - Texas A&M University

Organic Panic: Finding the Right Combination - American Society of Agronomy

Combating Green Stem Syndrome - Illinois Soybean Association

Prepare for Wheat Planting - Illinois Soybean Association

Sunshine Allows Combines to Roll; Cotton Growers Sampling Ahead of Harvest - University of Arkansas

Controlling Drainage Flow Traps Water, Helps Crops - South Dakota State University

Starter Fertilizers for Wheat Can Pay if Used Correctly - Kansas State University

Pay Attention to the Details - Illinois Soybean Association

Crop Varieties

Variety Selection - Illinois Soybean Association


New CGMMV ImmunoStrip Offers Superior Detection Capability - Agdia


Light Treatments Inhibit Intumescence Injury of Tomato - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Insect Pests / Entomology

Large Population of Fall Armyworms Hits Georgia Hay Fields - University of Georgia

Hessian Fly Threat Looms Over South, West Central Texas Wheat Crop - Texas A&M University


How Late Is Too Late to Harvest Alfalfa in the Fall? - Penn State University

Burning Stalks – What Does it Really Cost? - Mississippi State University

Oklahoma State University to Soybean Producers: Identify Defoliators Before You Spray - Oklahoma State University

DuPont Pioneer Takes Nitrogen Management Service Options and Mobile Tools to the Next Level - DuPont Pioneer

Plant Diseases

UF/IFAS Researchers Scramble to Find Cure for Tenacious, Costly Sugarcane Virus - University of Florida

Syngenta Introduces Two New Interactive Tools Featuring Vibrance Brand Seed Treatment Fungicide - Syngenta Crop Protection-US

New Corn Disease Confirmed in United States - Kansas State University

Weed Management

Cover Crop Seed and Palmer Amaranth - Iowa State University

Managing Palmer Amaranth in Conservation Plantings - Iowa State University

Weed Control in Small Grain Stubble and Burndown Considerations - Penn State University

New, Safened Dicamba Premix Helps Growers Control Weeds in Corn - Bayer CropScience 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Corn Yield Loss Estimates Due to Diseases in the United States and Ontario, Canada from 2012 to 2015

Quality Assessment of the Commercially Available PredatorAmblyseius swirskii (Acari: Phytoseiidae)


Neonectria Canker Found on Spruce and Fir in Swedish Christmas Tree Plantations

Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management


Corn Response to Row Spacing and Seeding Rate Varies by Hybrid and Environment in Kentucky

Seedbed Preparation and Planting Depth Affect Switchgrass Establishment and Yield

Effects of Seeding Rate on the Dry Matter Yield and Nutritive Value of Fall-Grown Oat 

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: A Standardized Inoculation Protocol to Test Wheat Cultivars for Reaction to Head Blast Caused by Magnaporthe oryzae (Triticum pathotype)

Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management: Feasibility of a Grain Sorghum Ratoon Cropping System in Southeastern Missouri 

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