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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

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 Feb)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • This Winter: Below Normal
  • Naked Soybeans in Ohio?
  • 2015 Conservation Tillage Conference, CCAs and continuing education
  • 2015 Overholt Drainage School will be held March 16-20
  • Is It Too Early to Apply N to Wheat? - Yes
  • New Weed Science resources
  • Minimizing pollen contamination of non-GMO Corn
  • GAP Required in 2015
(23 Feb)
Projected Soybean Plantings Are Surprisingly Low
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(21 Feb)
Assessing Wheat Freeze Damage
Carrie Knott, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(21 Feb)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Tiller loss and some winterkill on wheat in northwest Kansas
  • When to take cattle off wheat to maximum total grain yield/pasture grazing returns
  • Spring oats for forage production
  • New K-State sorghum publication now available online
(21 Feb)
Effect of Residual Herbicides on Cover Crop Establishment
Bob Hartzler and Meaghan Anderson, Iowa State Univ.
(16 Feb)
Yield Goals Could Cost You This Year
Chad Lee, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(16 Feb)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • New K-State experimental grain sorghum lines show very high yield potential
  • Topdressing canola: How to maximize the benefits
  • How overgrazing can affect wheat
  • Early reports of wheat rust in southern states
  • Central High Plains fallow and row crop weed control presentation available online
  • Deadline nearing for KARTA on-farm research grant opportunities
  • Prescribed burning workshops scheduled for February and early March
  • K-State Canola Risk Management Schools scheduled for March 5 and 10
(16 Feb)
U.S. Soybean Production Prospects for 2015
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(15 Feb)
Nitrogen Management Guidelines for Corn in Indiana - UPDATED
Jim Camberato & RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(11 Feb)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Warm days make me think of spring, or how to avoid diseases losses in 2015
  • OARDC Agronomy In-service: March 5 and 6, 2015
  • 2015 Soil Fertility On-Farm Projects
  • 2014 Northwest Ohio Corn Silage Test
  • Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference
(11 Feb)
Corn Seeding Rates in Kentucky
Chad Lee, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(10 Feb)
Evaluation of Commercial seed treatments on Soybean at Three Locations in Iowa in 2014
Mauricio Serrano, Stith Wiggs, and Alison Robertson; Iowa State Univ.
(10 Feb)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Crop water use: Seasonal and crop maturity variations
  • Crop water use and yield
(6 Feb)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(6 Feb)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(6 Feb)
Field Experiments Show Effects of Clariva™ Seed Treatment in 2014
Greg Tylka, Chris Marett, Alison Robertson, and Mauricio Serrano-Porras, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University; Tristan Mueller, Iowa Soybean Association On-Farm Network
(6 Feb)
Enlist Duo: A new era herbicide label
Bob Hartzler, Iowa State Univ.
(4 Feb)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(31 Jan)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(31 Jan)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Can wheat lose winterhardiness during winter warm spells?
  • Managing problem weeds in Roundup Ready corn
  • 2015 Cover Crops Policy FAQs from USDA-Risk Management Agency
  • K-State Soybean Production Schools scheduled for early February
  • K-State Sorghum Production Schools scheduled for mid-February
  • Prescribed burning workshops scheduled for February 7.
(31 Jan)
Why in the World is Enlist Corn Resistant to the Fop Herbicides?
Bob Hartzler, Iowa State Univ.
(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.

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