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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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(30 July)
Late-season herbicide applications may be ineffective
Purdue/Ohio State AgAnswers
(30 July)
There's potential help to counter low prices
Purdue/Ohio State AgAnswers
(30 July)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(29 July)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Scout Corn for Western Bean Cutworm and Western Corn Rootworm
  • Corn Yield Prediction
  • Yield Forecasts for Corn
  • Downy Mildew and Bacterial Pustule on Soybean
  • 2014 Manure Science Review
(28 July)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(28 July)
Soybean and Corn Diseases Occurring in Minnesota - July Update
Dean Malvick, Univ. of Minnesota
(28 July)
Big Jump in Fall Armyworm Moth Capture
Doug Johnson, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(28 July)
Check for Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs in your soybeans
Doug Johnson,, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(28 July)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Canola summary for the 2013-2014 growing season
  • Some basic concepts of liming
  • Canola conferences scheduled for July 29 and 30
  • Forecasted corn yield potential and attainable yields
(28 July)
Storing the 2014 Corn Crop
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(25 July)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Corn & Soybean Diseases Update
  • Protecting Pollinators from Insecticide Exposure
  • Cool Temperatures to Return to SD Again
  • Aphids in Control by Natural Enemies in Alfalfa
(25 July)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Corn Foliar Disease Update
  • VIDEO: Northern Corn Leaf Blight
  • 2014 Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Western Bean Cutworm Adult Pheromone Trap Report
  • Multiple Ears of Corn on the Same Shank
  • Cool Temperatures & Grain Yield: DeJa vu for Corn?
(25 July)
Corn Yield Predictions
Mark Licht, Iowa State Univ.
(25 July)
A Good Crop Takes Shape
Emerson Nafziger, Univ of Illinois
(24 July)
Cool Temperatures & Grain Yield: Déjà vu for Corn?
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(23 July)
Multiple Ears of Corn on the Same Shank
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(22 July)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(22 July)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Some Additional Notes on Frogeye Leaf Spot
  • Scout for Western Bean Cutworm Eggs
  • Western Ohio Manure Application Technology Field Day July 31st
(22 July)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(21 July)
Corn Price Premiums Continue to Fade
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(19 July)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(19 July)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth spreading rapidly in Kansas
  • Managing glyphosate-tolerant volunteer corn in summer fallow
  • Phosphorus fertility for wheat
  • Timing of irrigation for maximizing cotton yield
  • New corn ePubs available from K-State Agronomy
  • K-State Field Day August 6 to celebrate 25 years of subsurface drip irrigation research
  • Kansas River Valley Experiment Field fall field day, August 12
  • North Central Kansas Experiment Fields fall field day, August 19
  • East Central Experiment Field fall field day, August 20
(18 July)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Western Bean Cutworm Flight Picking Up
  • VIDEO: Western Bean Cutworm Egg Masses and Young Larvae, Pre-Tassel Corn
  • VIDEO: Scouting Western Bean Cutworm Post-Whorl Corn
  • 2014 Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Western Bean Cutworm Adult Pheromone Trap Report
  • Prospects for the 2014 Indiana Corn Crop
(17 July)
Think Twice Before Applying Nitrogen to Poorly Nodulated Soybean Fields
Shawn Conley, Univ of Wisconsin
(17 July)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Fusarium Head Blight and Other Winter Wheat Diseases in Wisconsin, 2014
  • Tasseling Corn – Scout Now for Foliar Diseases and What about Fungicide
  • Harvest Considerations for a Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) Infected Wheat Fields
  • Harvesting Wet Fields of Alfalfa
  • White tipped/bleached Canada thistle, a good thing
(17 July)
Mid-Season Update on Fungicides and Corn Diseases
Daren Mueller and Alison Robertson, Iowa State Univ.
(16 July)
Late-season nitrogen application for corn
Jim Camberato, Purdue Univ.
(15 July)
Prospects for the 2014 Indiana Corn Crop
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(15 July)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(15 July)
2014 Wheat Variety Trials Available Online
Chad Lee, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(15 July)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(14 July)
Wet hay may cause a barn fire
Purdue/Ohio State AgAnswers
(14 July)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Insects in Soybean
  • Western Bean Cutworm Flight is Increasing
  • Foliar Fungicide Application in Field Corn - A 2014 Update
  • Modified Relay Intercrop Soybeans in a Twin Row System
  • Manure Boom Application Field Day July 18th
(13 July)
How Burdensome Are Corn Supplies?
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(12 July)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(12 July)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Control weeds in wheat stubble before they set seed
  • Now is the time to make decisions for fungicide management of gray leaf spot
  • Drought stress in corn
(11 July)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • VIDEO: Lodging Caused by Rootworm Feeding?
  • Gigantic Japanese Beetle!?!?
  • 2014 Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Western Bean Cutworm Adult Pheromone Trap Report
  • Assessing Available Nitrogen from Fall- and Spring- Applied Nitrogen Applications
(10 July)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Data suggest glyphosate resistance of two Wisconsin water hemp populations
(10 July)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Tracking Crop Progress Using Climate Data
  • Downy Mildew Developing in Sunflower
  • SDSU Volga Research Farm to Host IPM Field School July 29 & 30
  • Foliar Feeding Nozzle Selection is Critical
  • Emerging Pests of Wheat in South Dakota: Wheat stem sawfly
(10 July)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(10 July)
Purdue offers training in grain storage rescues
Purdue/Ohio State AgAnswers
(9 July)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(8 July)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(7 July)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Mid-Season Soybean Diseases – What can we Predict?
  • Corn Silking in Some Fields
  • Nutrient Value of Wheat Straw
  • "Late" Applications of Nitrogen to Corn
  • First Generation of Roundup Ready Soybean Trait Patent Set to Expire in 2015
  • Register Now for Western ARS Agronomy Field Day
  • New Corn, Soybean, Wheat, and Alfalfa Field Guide Available
(5 July)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(3 July)
Assessing Available Nitrogen from Fall- and Spring-Applied Nitrogen Applications
Jim Camberato, RL (Bob) Nielsen, and Brad Joern; Purdue Univ.
Originally published 2013, but relevant today.
(3 July)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Resilient Agriculture: Adapting to a Changing Climate - A Conference for Farmers, Scientists, and Ag. Professionals
  • Bloomin Beans, Glyphosate, and Wheel Track Damage
  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update
  • Managing White Mold in Soybean
  • Soybean Fungicide Efficacy Table
  • Corn Fungicide Efficacy Table
(3 July)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Did Flooding Drown Soybean Cyst Nematode?
  • Goodbye June, Hello July
  • Scout for Root/Crown Rot Diseases in Wheat
  • Cover Crop Considerations in 2014
  • Dynamic Threshold Guidelines for Potato Leafhoppers
  • Aphids in Oats
(3 July)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Western Corn Rootworm Beetles Emerging
  • Corn Borer Surprised Some, Treatment Window Closing
  • 2014 Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Western Bean Cutworm Adult Pheromone Trap Report
  • Managing White Mold in Soybean
  • Assessing Foliar Disease Risk in Corn
  • Damage to Corn Plants by Strong Winds
(3 July)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(3 July)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Postemergence Control of Giant Ragweed in Soybeans
  • Late-Season Wheat Grain Quality Concerns
  • Update on Kudzu Bugs in Ohio
  • Expectations for Western Bean Cutworm
  • Determination of Ear Size in Corn Well Underway
  • Northwest Ohio Precision Ag Technology Day - Aug. 5th
(3 July)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Farewell note from Jim Shroyer
  • Wheat blends: Advantages and disadvantages
  • El Niño formation possible
  • Sooty molds and black point in wheat
  • Updated “Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Rating” publication now available
(3 July)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(3 July)
Fomesafen Rotational Crop Intervals
Aaron Hager, Univ of Illinois
(3 July)
One Perspective on High Yield for 2014 U.S. Corn and Soybeans
Carl Zulauf, Univ of Illinois
(2 July)
Damage to Corn Plants by Strong Winds
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
Originally published 2013, but relevant today.
(30 June)
More Is Not Better: Nitrogen, Corn and Dry Weather
John Grove, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(30 June)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(30 June)
Large Corn and Soybean Stocks and Large Crop Potential
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(28 June)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Japanese Beetle Season Begins
  • Western Bean Cutworm Trapping Begins
  • 2014 Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Armyworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Western Bean Cutworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Purdue University Weed Scientist's on the Hunt for More Glyphosate Resistant Giant Ragweed
  • Pale Green Soybeans Persisting?
  • Effects of Flooding or Ponding on Corn Prior to Tasseling
(28 June)
Bloomin Beans, Glyphosate, and Wheel Track Damage
Shawn Conley, Univ of Wisconsin
(28 June)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Scout for Root and Stem Rots in Soybeans
  • Scouting for Cutworms in Sunflower
  • Herbicide Drift Management
  • Where is the Soil N?
  • Flooding
  • Flooded Crops: Replant Decisions in Regards to Crop Insurance
  • Understanding Plant’s Disease Surveillance
(28 June)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(28 June)
Poison hemlock is a manageable menace
Purdue/Ohio State AgAnswers
(28 June)
A Closer Look at Herbicide Rotation Restrictions
Lizabeth Stahl, Univ. of Minnesota
(28 June)
Reduce Risk of Fallow or Flooded Soil Syndrome with Cover Crops
Lizabeth Stahl, Fabian Fernandez, and Dan Kaiser, Univ. of Minnesota
(28 June)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(28 June)
Kentucky's No. 1 Nutrient Deficiency in Soybeans: Potassium
Chad Lee, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(28 June)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Nutrient deficiencies in soybeans
  • Water quality improvement in Little Arkansas River Watershed
  • Change in drought status in Kansas
  • Using plant analysis as a nutrient management tool
(28 June)
Japanese Beetles and Silk Clipping: New Research on an Old Foe
Michael Gray, Univ of Illinois
(26 June)
Effects of Flooding or Ponding on Corn Prior to Tasseling
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(24 June)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(24 June)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Corn Leaf Striping
  • It was High Quality Seed--Where are the Stands?
  • Should You Expect Soybean Aphids This Year?
  • Watch for Potato Leafhopper in Alfalfa
  • Wet Pattern Forecast in June Continues as Expected
  • Hardin Corn Rootworm Twilight Tour
  • OSU Weed Science Field Day
  • Western ARS Agronomy Field Day July 16
(24 June)
Screening Waterhemp for Herbicide Resistance
Aaron Hager, Univ of Illinois
(23 June)
Anticipating the Soybean Stocks and Acreage Estimates
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(20 June)
Potential for Nitrogen Loss Following Heavy Rainfalls
Carie Laboski, Univ of Wisconsin
Originally posted June 2013, but still relevant
(20 June)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Green snap in corn
  • Evaluating non-uniform sorghum stands
(20 June)
Call for Grain Samples
Emerson Nafziger, Univ of Illinois
(19 June)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • A Memorable June
  • Yellow Corn
  • Wheat Head Diseases Beginning to Develop
  • Aphids in Alfalfa
  • Cutworm Activity in Sunflower
  • Alfalfa Weevils Are on a Rampage
(19 June)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Potato Leafhopper Numbers Increasing
  • 2014 Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Armyworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Dealing with DON in Wheat
(19 June)
Assessing Hail Damage in Corn and Soybean
Jeff Coulter & Seth Naeve, Univ. of Minnesota
(19 June)
Drying the 2014 Wheat Crop
Sam McNeill, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(18 June)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(18 June)
Prevented planting? Evaluating your insurance options in 2014
Kent Olson, Univ. of Minnesota
(17 June)
Soybean and Corn Seedling Diseases Increase With Flooded and Wet Soil Conditions
Dean Malvick, Univ. of Minnesota
(17 June)
Considerations for Flooded Corn and Soybean
Jeff Coulter, Seth Naeve, Dean Malvick, and Fabian Fernandez; Univ. of Minnesota
(17 June)
Kudzu Bug Collected in Christian County, KY
Doug Johnson, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(17 June)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(17 June)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Controlling Marestail Postemergence in Corn
  • Ohio Noxious Weed Law
  • Yellow Corn-What is Going On?
(16 June)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Effect of water-logged soils on corn growth and yield
  • Saturated soybean fields
  • Nitrogen loss potential in wet soils
(16 June)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(16 June)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(16 June)
Potential for U.S. Average Corn and Soybean Yields
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(16 June)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.

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