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Third Volume of Plant Disease Management Reports published

Information helps growers, consultants make more informed pest management decisions

The 2009 volume of Plant Disease Management Reports, an online resource that offers information on the effectiveness of fungicides, nematicides, and biological disease controls for a range of agricultural and horticultural crops, is now available.

This latest volume of PDMR contains 476 searchable reports used by researchers, consultants, growers, pesticide applicators, and other practitioners who deal with the development or application of plant disease controls.

All volumes of PDMR and its preceding publications, Fungicide & Nematicide Tests and Biological & Cultural Tests for the Control of Plant Disease, contain 5,000-plus reports, covering more than 1,500 chemical and biological controls.

"PDMR has become an encyclopedia of up-to-date, unbiased disease information that is gathered and reported by scientists and used by practitioners and researchers all over the world," said Dan Egel, Ph.D., Extension plant pathologist at Purdue University and Editor-in-Chief of Plant Disease Management Reports.

Each one- or two-page report consists of a summary outlining trial conditions and results. Test plot trial data, also in the report, includes treatment rates, application timings, and pertinent efficacy data for each product tested.

Users can search the reports by keyword or section. Keyword searches can include product names, active ingredients, host crops, and authors. Sections include cereals and forage crops; citrus, tropical, and vegetable crops; field crops; ornamentals and trees; pome fruits; seed treatments (for all crops); small fruits; stone fruits and nuts; and turfgrass.

Users have continuous access to all volumes of Plant Disease Management Reports, F&N Tests, and B&C Tests online for $45 yearly. This subscription also includes access to other Plant Management Network resources, like Arthropod Management Tests, a similar publication covering the effectiveness of insecticides; applied crop science journals, webcasts, targeted Extension searches, image collections, proceedings, and more. To learn more, visit www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pdmr.

PDMR is distributed online through the Plant Management Network (www.plantmanagementnetwork.org), a nonprofit publisher of applied plant science resources. The Plant Management Network is jointly managed by the American Phytopathological Society, the Crop Science Society of America, and the American Society of Agronomy. The Plant Management Network's nonprofit publishing mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops.



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