Plant Management Network News
Number 127: August 29, 2012
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Resource Spotlight: PMNs Partner Extension Search
Most of Americas land-grant universities have partnered with PMN to promote quality, science-based crop management information. PMNs free Partner Extension Search furthers this goal. Sometimes its difficult for growers and crop consultants to navigate extension sites. PMNs Extension Search offers a clean, easy to use keyword search from one place. By typing a few keywords and hitting the search button, users can find quality crop management information from across the nation or an individual state. The Extension Search targets tens of thousands of pages of information, covering nearly every crop grown in the United States. Try this resource. View PMNs full list of resources.
Fungicide, Nematicide, Biological Control Trials Added to PDMR, Vol. 6
PDMR offers unbiased trials on the effectiveness of fungicides, nematicides, and biological controls on the market today, as well as products and active ingredients available in the past. Users can compare these efficacy reports to see the product(s) which offer the greatest effectiveness against various crop diseases. This month, 123 new efficacy trials were recently added to Plant Disease Management Reports (PDMR) Volume 6. Across all volumes going back to the year 2000, there are now nearly 7,000 reports available for users. Learn more about PDMR. Subscribe to PDMR and the Plant Management Networks other resources for just $38-$45 yearly.
PMN Launches Grant-Funded Webcast on Northern Corn Leaf Blight
Hybrid corn is an economically important crop, and it is susceptible to several foliar fungal diseases, including northern leaf blight (NCLB). This presentation by Sally Mallowa at Iowa State University helps users improve their knowledge and understanding of NCLB. In addition the talk reviews the conditions favorable for disease development, the disease cycle, available management options, and timing. This talk is one of several presentations discussing foliar diseases of corn and fungicide recommendations for their management. The presentations are outputs of projects funded by the USDA. View presentation | View other corn talks
Latest Focus on Potato Webcast: Using Pathogen Detection Kits for Diagnostics
Misdiagnosing a disease can be very costly if unnecessary or ineffective control measures are made. There are many real-life examples where proper identification of a disease was not made until after avoidable inputs were applied, management changed, or rumors started. This months Focus on Potato presentation by Dr. Nora Olsen at the University of Idaho offers practitioners an overview of the various diagnostic options available so they can more clearly identify disease pressures affecting their fields and make more informed management decisions.
Focus on Soybean Launches Phosphorous Fertility Webcast
This latest Focus on Soybean presentation by Dr. Robert Mullen at PotashCorp discusses the importance of adequate phosphorus nutrition for soybean production. Specific points of discussion include phosphorus behavior in soil, how soil test critical levels are established, and what phosphorus does for the crop. The goal is provide growers and consultants an understanding of how to make decisions when it comes to supplying phosphorus for soybean production.
Manage Thrips, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Through Focus on Tomato Webcast
This latest Focus on Tomato presentation by Dr. George Kennedy at North Carolina State helps users understand the role of thrips as direct pests and as vectors of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) in tomato. It also provides information on the tactics available to manage thrips and suppress virus incidence. The use of insecticides, reflective plastic mulch, Actigard®, and TSWV resistant cultivars in the management of thrips and TSWV are also discussed.
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