Plant Management Network News
Number 123: April 27, 2012
From the Network ...
Focus on Tomato: A New PMN Webcast Resource!
The Plant Management Network is pleased to welcome Focus on Tomato into its family of crop management resources. Focus on Tomato is led by Dr. Tom Zitter at Cornell and Dr. Mike Davis at UC Davis, and features multidisciplinary webcasts on tomato management. Focus on Tomato currently includes six presentations covering topics such as methyl bromide alternatives, diagnostic tools, grafting, fertility, and tomato diseases. PMN would like to thank Focus on Tomato’s supporters for helping to fund this important resource for the tomato industry.
Marrone Bio Innovations Joins the PMN Partners Program
The Plant Management Network welcomes Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) as its latest industry partner. MBI is a leading global provider of natural products for the agricultural and water treatment markets. Its effective and environmentally friendly natural agricultural products − such as their Regalia biofungicide and Grandevo insecticide − provide higher yields and quality while managing pesticide resistance and residues. Learn more about MBI. Contact Phil Bogdan to learn how your company, university, or nonprofit can benefit through the PMN partners program.
Field Crops Rust Symposium Proceedings Published by PMN
The Plant Management Network has published the proceedings for the 2011 Field Crops Rust Symposium held in San Antonio, Texas, December 14-16. This collection of presentations, posters, and abstracts includes information on rusts for various field crops, including corn, soybean, wheat, barley grass, sunflower, sugarcane, rice, peanut, and switchgrass. These online proceedings include talks, posters and poster abstracts, a photo gallery, and the FCRS program book.
Plant Disease Management Reports: Volume Six
The latest volume of Plant Disease Management Reports (PDMR) is now online. Volume 6 contains 394 new reports on the efficacy of crop protection products labeled for various hosts, including field crops, vegetables, fruits, citrus, nuts, trees and ornamentals, turfgrasses, and forages. Learn more about PDMR, and subscribe to PMN for $10 off the regular $45 price. Use coupon code PDMR10 during the checkout process in PMN’s Yahoo! Store. Need an institutional subscription? Inquire here.
PDMR Now Accepting 2nd Submissions for Volume 6 (2012)
As in the past, PDMR is publishing two installments, allowing authors to submit reports twice a year. Second submissions are due to the editor-in-chief for assignment by May 21, 2012. Publication charges are $40 per report and are payable with submission of the final approved report by July 16, 2012. Submission form, instructions, and procedure can be found at: www.scientificsocieties.org/aps/pdmr/guidelines.
Arthropod Management Tests 2011 Now Available at PMN
The 2011 volume of Arthropod Management Tests (Vol. 36) includes 338 reports on various insecticides and miticides on the market. It joins the previous years' volumes at PMN, beginning with 2005. AMT is an annual publication of the Entomological Society of America.
RSS Feeds for PMN's Webcasts
Subscribe to PMN’s “Focus on” webcast feeds to hear about our commodity-specific crop management webcasts as soon as they launch. Visit www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/rss, and sign up for your choice of corn, potato, soybean, and/or tomato feeds.
2012 Impact Statements for PMN's Peer-Reviewed Journals
Impact statements for all four Plant Management Network journals − Applied Turfgrass Science, Crop Management, Forage and Grazinglands, and Plant Health Progress − have been updated for 2012. Consider publishing your work in these high-quality, peer-reviewed journals to reach agricultural and horticultural scientists. Visit our call for papers for more information.
Focus on Corn Webcast Features No-Till
No-tillage corn production provides many advantages for soils. Understanding the benefits and challenges of no-tillage corn, are critical to maximizing yield and benefits of no-tillage corn. In the latest Focus on Corn presentation, Chad Lee, Grain Crops Extension Specialist at the University of Kentucky, explains no-till corn production, offers a brief history of the practice, covers the benefits and disadvantage of no-till corn production, and offers some key management notes. View Presentation.
New Soybean Webcast Addresses Herbicide Resistance Management
The threat of herbicide-resistant weeds to crop production makes sustainable weed and herbicide management a high-priority issue. “Herbicide Resistance Management in Soybean,” the latest Focus on Soybean webcast authored by Dr. Wes Everman at North Carolina State University, discusses current practices available to combat herbicide resistance, factors to consider when developing a weed management program, and future management options. View presentation.
Focus on Potato Webcast Discusses Internal Heat Necrosis
Internal Heat Necrosis, or IHN, can be an economically significant problem, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic and southern United States. In this latest Focus on Potato talk, Dr. Craig Yencho at North Carolina State University discusses IHN’s symptoms and control, risk of IHN development, models to predict occurrence, and varietal resistance. View presentation.
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