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April 2022, Issue 18
Each month Grow Monthly shares a selection of new and favorite webcasts that provide applied knowledge to practitioners, the Extension community, and those they serve. Formerly behind a paywall, these webcasts from crop protection experts are now freely available.
 
Featured Webcast
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POLLINATORS HUB
Building a Better Monarch Butterfly Garden
Small, butterfly-centric gardens are often overlooked in efforts to restore monarch habitats in agricultural areas. Adam M. Baker explains how gardens such as Monarch Waystations can serve as “stepping stones” between urban and rural areas.
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"Focus on" Webcasts
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FOCUS ON CORN 
No-Till Planting Equipment, Adjustments, & Operation (Part 2)
What questions should producers in the Corn Belt and High Plains ask before buying no-till seeding equipment? In part 2 of his presentation, Paul J. Jasa suggests how to evaluate equipment and make the adjustments needed to make no-till successful.
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FOCUS ON COTTON
NEW! The CLRDV sentinel plot program and working group was organized to monitor disease and to support collaborative efforts across the southern U.S. Cotton Belt. Amanda Strayer-Scherer reports program results from 2019 to 2021 and recommends management strategies.
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FOCUS ON CUCURBITS
Biology of Whitefly-Transmitted Viruses and the Whitefly Vector 
NEW!
The sweetpotato whitefly is an important pest in cucurbit production. Rajagopalbabu Srinivasan addresses both the whitefly’s direct effects on squash and its indirect effects as a vector of viruses that infect squash.
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FOCUS ON POTATO
Production of high-yielding, high-quality potatoes requires careful irrigation to avoid water stress. Howard Neibling describes preseason irrigation planning to evaluate the adequacy of the system capacity under specific climate and soil conditions for normal and unusually high water-use years.
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FOCUS ON SOYBEAN
Farmers must consider many factors in determining when and where to increase or decrease soybean seeding rates. Peter Kyveryga identifies the economic benefits of changing common seeding rates for categories with different plant row spacing, planting dates, rainfall, soil, and field topography. 
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FOCUS ON TOMATO
What are the fundamentals of fertilizer management for drip-irrigated processing tomato production? Timothy K. Hartz discusses crop nutrient uptake dynamics, soil fertility testing, choice of fertilizer products, fertigation scheduling, and monitoring of crop nutrient status.
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FOCUS ON WHEAT
Mite-transmitted diseases are the major disease threat to wheat in the western Great Plains. Gary L. Hein provides information on the behavior and biology of the mite and the mite-virus relationship that’s key to understanding and efficiently managing this virus complex.
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Plant Health Progress
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EDITOR'S PICK
Corn production across the Americas is threatened by tar spot, a disease complex caused by multiple fungal pathogens. da Silva et al. report the recovery plan outlined by the National Plant Disease Recovery System (NPDRS).
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RESEARCH
Pest management in tomato production in Cambodia has focused for several years on the use of synthetic pesticides. Porras et al. found that an IPM program increased tomato yield and income significantly compared with conventional practices during both dry and rainy seasons.
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Crop News
 
 
 
Imbibitional Chilling – Is It a Concern?, Ohio State University Extension
 
 
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FOCUS ON CORN
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FOCUS ON COTTON
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FOCUS ON POTATO
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FOCUS ON SOYBEAN
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FOCUS ON TOMATO
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