Plant Management Network News
Number 106: November 23, 2010

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

From the Network

PMN Launches Focus on Corn Prototype

The Plant Management Network (PMN) is proud to announce the launch of its Focus on Corn prototype, modeled after the successful Focus on Soybean and Focus on Potato resources, which feature monthly webcasts on crop protection and production.  To develop this resource, PMN is currently seeking funding to develop quality, science-based webcasts for the benefit of corn growers and consultants.  View our brochure, sponsorship form, and featured webcast on corn nematodes.

Focus on Potato Publishes Webcast on
Corky Ringspot

Corky Ringspot of Potato by Nick David, North Dakota State University, provides an overview of Corky Ringspot Disease in potato. It is intended to help educate growers, consultants, and industry personnel to identify and manage this costly disease. This presentation discusses the causal agent and vector of Corky Ringspot Disease, illustrates symptoms, and identifies management practices to minimize this disease.  View other presentations in Focus on Potato.

Focus on Soybean Presents Two Webcasts

Dr. E. James Dunphy of North Carolina State University has authored the latest two webcasts for the soybean industry.

Soybean Variety Selection will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners throughout the United States reduce the large list of available soybean varieties down to a workable list of varieties to consider for growing. The problem in most states that grow soybeans is not a shortage of varieties or information about them, but how to make sense of all the available information.

Roundup Ready Soybean Populations in North Carolina will help users in and near North Carolina understand the logic behind North Carolina’s soybean population suggestions for Roundup-Ready soybeans. Understanding why these suggestions are what they are should better enable growers and their advisers to tailor planting recommendations to their own situations and tolerance to risk of inadequate stands.

View other Focus on Soybean presentations.

Special Offers from PMN’s Partner Publishers

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Positions Available

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*Electrical Maintenance Supervisor
*QA Supervisor
*Hawaii Conversion Lead
*Research Weed Scientist (Herbicides)
*QA Supervisor I / II / III
*Station Manager
*Research Associate
*Assistant Plant Scientist

See postings at PMN’s Employment/Internship Posting Service.

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

Plant Health Progress


Timing of Occurrence of Claviceps purpurea Ascospores in Northeast Oregon      Summary | Article

Anthracnose Resistance in Sorghum Breeding Lines Developed from Ethiopian Germplasm     
Summary | Article

Determining “Practical” Fungicide Resistance Development and Drift in the Control of Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in Pumpkin      Summary | Article

Suppression of Soybean Yield Potential in the Continental United States by Plant Diseases from 2006 to 2009      Summary | Article


Presidio Fungicide Registered for Use in New York       Article

Lethal Palm Disease Found in New Orleans       Article

No Economic Damage on Ohio Corn Despite Increasing Numbers of Western Bean Cutworm       Article

Crop Insect Pests Likely to Survive Mild Winter       Article

Late Fall Cleanup Limits Iris Pests       Article

University Of Illinois Researchers Discover Potential New Virus In Switchgrass       Article

Soybean Aphids Remain Threat for Growers       Article

Psyllid Identification Key to Area-wide Control of Citrus Greening Spread       Article

Field Trial Results in Key Relative Maturities Exhibiting Yield Advantages of Monsanto Genuity SmartStax Corn Hybrids       Article

Safari Insecticide Available for Use on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Under New York Special Local Need Label       Article

“Back On The Farm” - EPA Approves Movento and Ultor Insecticides for Second Time       Article

New Study Shows Benefits of Bt Corn to Farmers       Article


Crop Management


Postemergence Weed Control in Peanut Using Reduced Rate or Combinations of Imazapic and Imazethapyr      Summary | Article

Tillage Affects Wheat Forage Yield in Dual-purpose Systems But Not Grain Yield      Summary | Article

Assessing Bt Silage Corn in Maine      Summary | Article


Grain Sorghum Water Requirement and Responses to Drought Stress: A Review     Summary | Article


Mosaic Releases Balanced Crop Nutrition Guide      Article

Florida’s Citrus Industry Could Benefit from Soil Analysis Concepts Developing at UF       Article

Make Careful Decisions When Selecting 2011 Corn Hybrids       Article

BASF launches latest Top Plots video featuring David Roehm of Leesburg, Ohio       Article

Growing Sorghum for Biofuel       Article

Integrated Weed Management Can Increase Profits for Pacific Northwest Wheat Growers      Article

Fall Best for Soil Test?      Article

Poor Corn Yields       Article

Cranberry Crops Thrive with Effective Weed Control      

Tile Drainage Directly Related To Nitrate Loss       Article

Pioneer Hi-Bred Introduces 29 New Soybean Varieties for 2011       Article

Scientists Pursue New Sustainable Alternatives for Weed Control in Organic Production Systems       Article

Monsanto Outlines New Weed Management Platform under the Roundup Ready PLUS Brand       Article


Forage and Grazinglands


Effects of Broiler Litter Application on Nutrient Accumulation in Soil     Summary | Article


Time to Inventory, Purchase Hay      Article

Fall Cow Care Vital      Article

Control Weeds in Pastures, CRP Fields This Fall      Article

Considerations When Pasturing Cattle on Wheat This Fall      Article

Applied Turfgrass Science


Prepare Yard Watering System for Winter      Article

Improving Soil for Better Lawns & Gardens      Article

MSU Examines Turf for Cemetery Use       Article

BASF Professional Turf & Ornamentals Launches Free Mobile Web App for Managing Turfgrass Diseases      Article

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