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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

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(24 Apr)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Soybean Planting Date by Maturity Group Considerations for 2015
  • 2015 Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest
  • Scout your fields for weed seedlings this spring
  • 2015 Weed Emergence “on target” in Wisconsin
  • New Forecasting System for Fusarium Head Blight Now Available
  • Safe rates of seed placed starter fertilizer
(24 Apr)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Spring Frost Dates
  • Soil Moisture Levels
  • Noxious Weed Control
  • Early Insect Activity in Alfalfa and Wheat
(24 Apr)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Black Cutworm Moth Arrival and Larval Development
  • Black Cutworm Adult Pheromone Trap Report
  • Armyworm Pheromone Trap Report
(24 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(24 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(24 Apr)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Update on stripe rust and leaf rust in wheat
  • Management of soybean diseases in Kansas
  • Recommendations for plant analysis of wheat
  • Early summer weather outlook for Kansas
(24 Apr)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(24 Apr)
Cutworm and Armyworm Moth Captures Drop…. But this is just the beginning
Doug Johnson, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(23 Apr)
Anhydrous Ammonia Applications
Fabian Fernandez, Univ. of Minnesota
(23 Apr)
A Quick Test to See Whether Your Small Grains Seed or Emerging Seedlings is Still Alive
Jochum Wiersma, Univ. of Minnesota
(23 Apr)
New Irrigation Resources
Joshua Stamper, Univ. of Minnesota
(22 Apr)
FHB Prediction Tool Upgrade
Don Hershman, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(22 Apr)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(21 Apr)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Identifying Feekes Growth Stage 6: Jointing
  • Corn Planting Progress in Ohio: A “Historical” Perspective
  • Black Cutworm and Armyworm Counts on the Rise
  • Soybean Planting Date, Seeding Rate, and Row Width
  • Considerations Before Interseeding Soybeans into Wheat this Spring
  • We have Nematodes in our Corn Fields
  • Cover Crop Spring Strategies Field Day *Minor* Location Change
(20 Apr)
Assessing Damage From In-Furrow or Pop-Up Starter Fertilizer for Corn
Daniel Kaiser, Univ. of Minnesota
(20 Apr)
Armyworm and Black Cutworm Flights Continue
Doug Johnson, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(20 Apr)
Slowing the Evolution of Weed Resistance to Herbicides
Aaron Hager, Univ of Illinois
(20 Apr)
Will Soybean Consumption Reach the USDA Projection?
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(18 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(18 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(18 Apr)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Control of later-emerging kochia in wheat or wheat stubble
  • K-State research on seed treatments for Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans
  • Q&A on current wheat disease and fungicide use issues
(17 Apr)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Black Cutworm Moths Blowing Into Indiana
  • Black Cutworm Adult Pheromone Trap Report
  • Armyworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Managing Wheat by Growth Stage
  • 2015 Purdue Crop Scouting Competition
(16 Apr)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • The Relationship Between the Causal Agent of SDS and and SCN in Wisconsin
  • Monitor Seedcorn Maggot Degree Days for Successful Planting of Untreated Soybean Seed
  • Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update
  • Fungicide Efficacy Tables Updated for 2015
  • New Wheat Powdery Mildew Fact Sheet
(16 Apr)
Soybean Planting Date by Maturity Group Considerations for 2015
Shawn Conley, Univ of Wisconsin
(16 Apr)
New bulletin helps growers manage the rotation from alfalfa to corn
Jeff Coulter, Univ. of Minnesota
(15 Apr)
How Deep Dare I Drill Wheat, Barley and Oats Down to Find Moisture?
Jochum Wiersma, Univ. of Minnesota
(15 Apr)
Price Risk Management for Corn, Soybeans and Wheat
Todd Davis, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(15 Apr)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(15 Apr)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(14 Apr)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(14 Apr)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Burndown of Cover Crops
  • Wheat Management by Growth Stage
  • Getting Your Corn Crop Off to a Good Start in 2015
  • Managing Marestail This Spring – The Perfect Storm?
  • Those Last-Minute Items on the ‘To-Do’ List Before the Planting Rush
  • Pathways Project
  • Cover Crop Strategies Field Day
(13 Apr)
Black Cutworm & Armyworm Moth Captures Show a Big Increase
Doug Johnson, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(13 Apr)
Could the Corn Carryout Really Reach Two Billion Bushels?
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(10 Apr)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • European Corn Borer, the Pest that Hasn't Gone Away
  • Handy Bt Trait Table
  • Wild Garlic Control in Indiana No-till
  • Star-of-Bethlehem Management
(10 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(8 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(8 Apr)
Buyer beware when it comes to “alternatives” to ag lime
Josh McGrath & Edwin Ritchey, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(8 Apr)
Corn Planting Date not as Important as Other Factors
Chad Lee, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(7 Apr)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(6 Apr)
Should You Consider In-furrow Starter for Corn in 2015?
Daniel Kaiser, Univ. of Minnesota
(3 Apr)
The Acreage Puzzle
Darrel Good and Scott Irwin, Univ. of Illinois
(3 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(3 Apr)
Potential N loss from Heavy Rains
Edwin Ritchey, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(3 Apr)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(3 Apr)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Preliminary report on wheat varieties with good winter survival
  • Weed control strategies in grain sorghum
  • Update on insect activity on alfalfa and wheat
  • Drought-tolerant corn hybrids: Yield benefits
  • Planting conditions as of late March/early April
  • Expected number of days to plant summer crops in Kansas
(1 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.

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