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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.


(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
(31 Oct)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(28 Oct)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Late Fall Weed Control in Winter Wheat
  • 2015 Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conferences
(27 Oct)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(24 Oct)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • The challenge of collecting a representative soil sample
  • Instructions for soil sample collection and mailing to K-State lab
  • Gardening on lead-contaminated soils
(22 Oct)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(21 Oct)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Harvest Delays Impact Corn Performance
  • Potential for Corn Ear Rot and Mycotoxin Problems in Ohio
  • More on Fall Herbicides with Regard to the Enlist System
  • EPA Finds No Benefit with Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments 2014
  • Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Field Guide Available for Fall Evaluations
(21 Oct)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(20 Oct)
Crop Storage Issues May Be Less Severe Than Anticipated
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(17 Oct)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Late-season purpling in sorghum
  • Wheat seedling development concerns
  • Timing of cheatgrass herbicides on wheat
(16 Oct)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management News
Univ. of Missouri
(16 Oct)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(14 Oct)
Wandering Hybrid Syndrome: Yield Monitor Errors
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(14 Oct)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Does Black Layer Form When Corn Is Frosted?
  • Soybean Pod Shattering
  • Frosted Forage Precautions
  • Prussic Acid Testing in Forages
  • Five Things to Know about Fall Herbicide Treatments
  • Ohio Weather Outlook
  • 2nd Edition Cover Crops Guide Released - Options To Explore Valuable Cover Crops Information
  • Soil Testing and Nutrient Application Practices of Ohio Agronomy Retailers
(13 Oct)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(13 Oct)
How Many Acres of Corn Are Needed in 2015?
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(10 Oct)
Storing, Drying, and Handling Wet Soybeans
Liz Stahl, Univ. of Minnesota
(10 Oct)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Sorghum development and potential freeze injury
  • Get an early start on weed control in soybeans
  • Green stem syndrome in soybeans
(8 Oct)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management News
Univ. of Missouri
(8 Oct)
Wandering Swath Width Syndrome: Yield Monitor Errors
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(8 Oct)
Some Resources for Grain Storage Bags
Sam McNeill, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(7 Oct)
Fall 2014 Wheat Planting Decision
Greg Halich, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(7 Oct)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • It's Not Too Late to Plant Wheat…If the Weather Cooperates
  • Soybean Aphid Prediction for 2015
  • Ohio Weather Outlook for October
(6 Oct)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management News
Univ. of Missouri
(6 Oct)
Big Year for Ethanol
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(3 Oct)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(3 Oct)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Most likely causes of poor wheat emergence
  • Controlling annual weeds with fall-applied herbicides ahead of corn and sorghum
  • Austrian winter peas as a cover crop in a wheat-sorghum rotation
  • Using 2,4-D and glyphosate as burndown prior to planting wheat

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