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Issue 162: August 31, 2015 

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"From the Network" News

 PDMRNew Efficacy Trials Added to Plant Disease Management Reports


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"Focus on" Webcasts


Detection of Virus Diseases of Cotton - Akhtar Ali, The University of Tulsa


RNA Interference as a Pest Management Tool for Western Corn Rootworm - Ana María Vélez, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Optimizing Shank Injection Fumigation Using Metam Sodium - Neil C. Gudmestad, North Dakota State University


Recent Viroid Disease Outbreaks in Greenhouse Tomatoes in North and Central America and Their Management - Kai-Shu Ling, USDA-ARS 

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PMN Crop News

Ag Engineering

UF Researchers Develop Machine to Count Dropped Citrus, Identify Problem Areas in Groves - University of Florida

USDA Deregulates Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Cotton Trait - Dow AgroSciences

Agronomy and Horticulture

Zinc Boosting Solution Helps Increase Wheat Yields - Verdesian Life Sciences

Research Explores No-Till Tobacco Production - University of Kentucky

Keep the Impact of Your Soil Nutrients Positive - United Soybean Board

Tips and Considerations for Getting Started With Cover Crops - Iowa State University

Improving the Prediction of Nitrogen Response in Corn - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Benefits of Strip-Till Surface After Five-Year Study - American Society of Agronomy

ReTain Plant Growth Regulator Now Registered With Double Application - Valent U.S.A.

A Mix of Soybean Defoliators This Summer - Iowa State University

Crop Varieties

Reach Milestone Yields in 2016 With New NK Soybean Varieties - Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Syngenta Offers Two New AgriPro Brand Winter Wheat Varieties to Plains Growers for 2015 Planting - Syngenta Crop Protection-US

Forage and Rangeland Management

It’s Almost Time to Start Planting for Fall Grazing - University of Arkansas

Stockpiling in August Paves the Way for Fall, Winter Grazing - University of Arkansas

Insect Pests / Entomology

Sugarcane Aphid Spreads, Important Insecticide Information - North Carolina State University

Fall Armyworms Marching Across Pastures, Lawns, Soybeans - University of Arkansas

Bee Hazard Icon, Labels Help Protect Pollinators - Mississippi State University

It’s a Bug-Eat-Bug World Out There for Strawberry Growers - University of Florida

Corn Rootworm Management Update - Iowa State University

Managing Corn Earworm in Soybeans - North Carolina State University

Management Strategies to Reduce Catfacing in Peaches - American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Plant Diseases

What’s the Deal With Frogeye Leaf Spot? - Penn State University

INTEGO SUITE Soybeans Now Registered with All-In-One Formulation - Valent U.S.A.

Obvius Fungicide Seed Treatment From BASF Receives Registration - BASF Crop Protection

Five Tips to Help You Prevent Fungicide Resistance - United Soybean Board

New APS PRESS Book Teaches Practical Disease Management in Organic Crops - The American Phytopathological Society

Sudden Death Syndrome: A Growing Cause of Crop Loss in U.S. Soybeans - Bayer CropScience

Best Practices for Soybean Scouting - United Soybean Board

Turf Management

Actively Battle Invasive Cogongrass in the State - Mississippi State University

Weed Management

A Simple Approach to Weed Control - United Soybean Board

Atrazine Monitoring Continues to Help Reduce Runoff - Louisiana State University 

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Featured Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress


Association of Diaporthe longicolla with Black Zone Lines on Mature Soybean Plants

Progeny of Selfed Plants from Tomato Breeding Line 'NC1 Grape' Overexpressing Mannitol Dehydrogenase (MTD) Have Increased Resistance to the Early Blight Fungus,Alternaria solani 

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Last Month's Most Popular Journal Articles

Plant Health Progress: Temperature Influences Persistence of Chlorothalonil and Iprodione on Creeping Bentgrass Foliage 

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