Plant Management Network News
Number 77: June 23, 2008

PMN Develops Soybean Aphid Webcasts

Two educational webcasts on soybean aphid are now available through PMNís Focus on Soybean. Presented by David Ragsdale, University of Minnesota professor of entomology, one talk covers the biological aspects of the pest. The other, Soybean Aphid: Economic Threshold and Economic Injury Level, discusses the points at which soybean aphid populations go from benign to costly.

PMN Has Third Consecutive Month of Record Site Traffic

The Plant Management Network and its journals finished May 2008 with a record 36,343 site visitors. This surpassed April which, in turn, surpassed March, as the previous records.

PHP Editorís Pick

In a state known for peanuts and peaches, Georgia now ranks fourth among blueberry-producing states in the U.S. Until recently, information was limited on the occurrence and prevalence of fungal pathogens causing foliar diseases on blueberry in the southeastern states. Harald Scherm and colleagues have now filled that gap. Read more >>

New Articles from
Crop Management

Response of Rice Yields to Phosphorus Fertilizer Rates and Polymer Coating  Summary | Article

Climate Change: Has Climate Become More or Less Favorable for Growing Corn Over the Past Century Summary | Article

Climate Change: Effect of 1922-2002 Weather on Corn Yield for a Transect from Raymondville, TX, to Brookings, SD  Summary | Article

User Friendly Corn Yield Prediction Model  Summary | Article

Forecasting Corn Yield for Eleven States in the Corn Belt: Results for 2001-2005  Summary | Article


Glomalin is Key to Locking up Soil Carbon  Article

Dow AgroSciences Submits SmartStax for Regulatory Review  Article

Using 2008 Crop Seed as Carryover Seed for 2009  Article

Guarding Against Pesticide Drift  Article

Wheat Profitability: Back to Basics  Article

Corn Growing Season May Be Too Short  Article

Careful Nutrient Management Helps Control Input Costs  Article

Sidedressing Nitrogen Produces Highest Corn Yields  Article

Kansas State University-May 30-K-State Crop Specialist Gives Tips on Assessing Early-Season Hail Damage on Corn  Article

OSU Research Speeds up Ripening Process for Comice, Bosc Pears  Article

Organic Corn: Increasing Rotation Complexity Increases Yields  Article

Sophisticated Soil Analysis for Improved Land Use  

New Articles from
Forage and Grazinglands


How Winter Annual Forage Legumes Persist In Diverse Soil Moisture Environments of a Semi-arid Region  Summary | Article

Assessing Nitrogen Fertilization Needs for Irrigated Orchardgrass in the Intermountain Region of California  Summary | Article


Test Soils to Get Most from Hay, Purdue Forage Day Speaker Says  Article

High-cutting Corn for Silage Does Not Improve Digestibility  Article

Grazing Management for the Dairy Herd  Article

Storms Bring Leafhoppers to Alfalfa Fields  Article

Good-quality Drinking Water Essential for Livestock  


New Articles from
Applied Turfgrass Science


First Report of Annual Bluegrass Weevil, Listronotus maculicollis, Damage in Ohio  Summary | Article

New Articles from
Plant Health Progress


Effect of Soybean Cultivars Moderately Resistant to Soybean Cyst Nematode on SCN Populations and Yield  Summary | Article

Clarifying the Source of Black Shank Resistance in Flue-cured Tobacco  Summary | Article

Reaction of Drought-Tolerant Soybean Genotypes to Macrophomina phaseolina  Summary | Article


Iris yellow spot virus
on Shallot and Onion in France  Summary | Article


Fighting a Worldwide Wheat Threat  Article

New Silverleaf Whitefly Has Growers Concerned  Article

New Method May Thwart Pecan and Peach Diseases  Article

Early Signs Indicate Potentially Fewer Soybean Aphids in 2008  Article

Elevated Carbon Dioxide Boosts Invasive
Nutsedge  Article

Soybean Rust  Article

SDSU Publications: Using Leafy Spurge Beetles  Article

Beneficial Bacteria Help Control Produce Pathogens  Article

Late-Planted Crops Attract More Insects  Article

Black Cutworms Moving Further North Into Midwestern Cornfields  Article

Pioneer Hi-Bred Recommends Early Scouting for Potential Insect Problems  Article

A Little Bit of Egg Makes Tracking Aphids Easier  

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