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The Chat 'n Chew Cafe

The Chat 'n Chew Cafe offers an up-to-date "menu" with the latest crop production newsletters and news releases compiled from universities and other public Web sites across the U.S. Upcoming crop-related educational events are listed along the left side of the screen. The Cafe is owned and operated by your friendly neighborhood Extension corn specialist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Comments sent to him at rnielsen at purdue.edu are gladly received, always read and frequently acted upon.

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Current News & Information

The articles that follow are listed from newest to oldest. You may need to "reload" or "refresh" your browser screen to display the latest articles. CLICK HERE for previous Cafe postings, archived by year and month or use the Google search box below to search through the Cafe archives. CLICK HERE for archived Corny News articles written by yours truly. Links to newsletters from universities not regularly posted at the Cafe can be found on KingCorn's Timely Information Web page. When in doubt about the applicability of the information to your geographic area of the country, please contact the author(s) of the articles or consult with your own university Extension specialists. The primary field crop Extension specialists at Purdue University are listed at http://www.kingcorn.org/cafe/experts.html.


(15 Dec)
Hands On Digital Data Managment Demonstration at Winter Wheat Workshop
Doug Johnson, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(15 Dec)
Corn Price Strength Continues
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(12 Dec)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Availability of phosphorus in manure applications to soil
  • Poultry litter: Nutrient availability, value, and storage practices
  • . K-State Sorghum Production Schools scheduled for February
  • Rain in southern Kansas: The Pineapple Express
(9 Dec)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • 2014 Ohio Corn Performance Test: Regional Overviews
  • Post-Harvest Guidelines for Yield Monitors
  • 2014 Soybean Seed Treatment and Foliar Trials Available
  • Online Post-Harvest Tips for Combines
  • Drought-Tolerant Corn Hybrids: What is the Fit for Ohio?
  • West Ohio Agronomy Day
(8 Dec)
How Will the December 1 Corn Stocks Estimate Be Interpreted?
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(5 Dec)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Mustard species in Kansas
  • Control of mustards in wheat
  • Update on fall infections of leaf rust in wheat
  • K-State Corn Production Management Schools scheduled for January 5.
(2 Dec)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(1 Dec)
Should We Be Using Soybean Maturity Group as a Tool for Variety Selection?
Shawn Conley, Univ of Wisconsin
(1 Dec)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(1 Dec)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Cold Weather and Fall Herbicides - to spray or not to spray
  • 2014 Ohio Soybean Performance Trials Available
  • Temperature Management in On-farm Grain Bins
  • Winter Weather Outlook
  • Cold Spring Rains Brought Perfect Conditions for Pythium in Ohio and a Few More Surprises
  • So you want to be a CCA
  • Double Crop versus Modified Rely Intercrop Soybean Yields in 2014
(21 Nov)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(20 Nov)
Drastic outdoor cooling may create some grain storage and drying problems
Kenneth Hellevang, N. Dakota State Univ (via Farm & Ranch Guide)
(20 Nov)
The Forgotten Variable: Yield and the Choice of Farm Program Option
Carl Zulauf, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, and Nick Paulson; Univ of Illinois
(17 Nov)
Corn and Soybean Acreage Questions Persist
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(14 Nov)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Wheat response to cold temperatures
  • The economic return to soil test information
  • Kansas Wheat Yield Calculator
  • How cold did it get in Kansas from November 10-13?
(12 Nov)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Scout for Aphids in Winter Wheat
  • Computer-Based Commercial Applicator Testing Now Available
  • Corn Grain Moisture Discount: Why and How Much?
  • Is Your SCN Management Intervention Working?
  • Sudden Death Syndrome Increasing in South Dakota Soybean Fields
  • The Basics of Flexible Cash Lease Arrangements
  • Corn Storage Costs
  • Checking Weed Control at Harvest
  • Phomopsis Stem Canker in Sunflowers
(12 Nov)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Acceleron® Challenge – I lost
  • This is the Time to Give Your Sprayer Some TLC
  • Nutrient Management Plan Development Workshops Announced
  • Modified Relay Intercropping – Lessons from 2014
(10 Nov)
USDA Reports Provide Some Surprises, Particularly for Corn
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(7 Nov)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(7 Nov)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Grass control management in 2-gene Clearfield wheat
  • Current status of new herbicide-resistant crops
  • Fall musk thistle control
  • October weather summary for Kansas: Mellow month
(4 Nov)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(3 Nov)
A Mixed Pace of Corn and Soybean Consumption
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois

Articles previously listed on the Chat 'n Chew Cafe are archived as "Leftovers".