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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.


(24 Jan)
Yield Response to Plant Population for Corn in Indiana
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Jason Lee, & Jim Camberato; Purdue Univ.
(23 Jan)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Plan now for good marestail control in soybeans
  • Diseases on corn, grain sorghum, and soybeans in Kansas in 2014
(20 Jan)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(16 Jan)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Kochia control in early spring
  • Winter/spring options for winter annual broadleaf control in wheat
  • Cover Your Acres Conference in Oberlin, January 20-21
  • Kansas Ag Technologies Conference Set for Jan. 22-23 in Salina
  • North Central Kansas Field Day in Courtland, January 30
  • K-State Soybean Production Schools scheduled for early February
  • K-State Sorghum Production Schools scheduled for mid-February
  • Canola College 2015 in Enid, February 19
  • Spring weather outlook
(14 Jan)
Kentucky Intensive Soybean Management Workshops Approaching
Chad Lee, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(13 Jan)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Weather Outlook: Close to Normal
  • Corn, Soybean and Wheat Connection Webinar Programs
  • Forage School Recordings Available
  • Northwest Ohio Corn-Soybean Day set for January 22
  • Introductory & Advanced Field Crop Management Workshops March 5 and 6
  • Ohio State University Extension Announce Two Corn Colleges Set For January 2015
(12 Jan)
USDA Reports to Support Corn Prices
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(6 Jan)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(23 Dec)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training Events
  • Sorting through Residual Soybean Herbicide options
  • 2014 Forage Performance Trial Results
  • Large Variation in Forage Grass Performance in 2014
  • Weed Management Resources
  • Agronomy Educational Program Listing
  • 2015 Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council Conference
  • Wyandot (Northern Ohio) Agronomy day
(23 Dec)
Weed Control Guide for Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois
Multiple authors (Ohio St. Univ., Purdue Univ., and Univ. Illinois)
(22 Dec)
Purdue Extension sets 3rd annual Small Farm Conference
Purdue/Ohio State AgAnswers
(22 Dec)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Mobile Apps for agriculture: Introduction
  • ID Apps for agriculture
  • Calculation Apps for agriculture
  • Economic Apps for agriculture
  • Scouting Apps for agriculture
  • Field Guide Apps for agriculture
  • Livestock Apps for agriculture
  • Machinery Apps for agriculture
  • General Agriculture Apps
  • Non-Agriculture Apps
  • Future KSUCrops Apps
  • Cold hardening in winter wheat
  • K-State Corn Production Management Schools scheduled for January
  • Canola College 2015, February 19
(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

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