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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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(19 Aug)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • White Mold Or Sclerotinia Stem Rot Is Here
  • Soybean Aphid Update For 2014
  • Warmer Weather Ahead
  • Blue Mold In Tobacco
(18 Aug)
Did We Miss the Boat on Corn Plant Population in 2014?
Emerson Nafziger, Univ of Illinois
(16 Aug)
Goss's Wilt Confirmed for First Time in 2014 in Wisconsin
Damon Smith, Univ of Wisconsin
(16 Aug)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Scout Late-Planted Crops for Insect Activity
  • Phytophthora Root & Stem Rot Spotted in SD Soybean Fields
  • Yellow Soybeans
  • Winter Wheat Meeting: Draper, SD
(16 Aug)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • New Inzen-Z grain sorghum hybrids
  • Estimating soybean yield potential: There is a Web-based App for this also!
  • Winter canola fall management practices
  • North Central Kansas Experiment Fields fall field day, August 19
  • East Central Experiment Field fall field day, August 20
  • Dryland Ag Day, Southwest Research-Extension Center, Tribune, August 21
  • South Central Kansas Experiment Field Fall Field Day, August 26
  • K-State Agricultural Research Center-Hays Fall Field Day, August 27
  • Comparative Vegetation Condition Report: July 29 - August 11
(12 Aug)
Abundant corn, soybean crops expected again in Indiana, nation
Purdue/Ohio State AgAnswers
(12 Aug)
Be on the Lookout for Brown Stem Rot in Soybean
Daren Mueller, Adam Sisson, & Tristan Mueller; Iowa State Univ.
(11 Aug)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Watch For Stink Bugs In Soybeans
  • Do You Know Your Stem Rots?
  • Preplan For A Quality Soil Test Result
  • New Version Of OSU TriState Recommendation Spreadsheet
  • Perennial Forage Establishment In August
  • Farm Science Review CCA College
(11 Aug)
Prospects for Corn Consumption
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(10 Aug)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(10 Aug)
Watch for Mites in this Dry Weather!
Doug Johnson, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(10 Aug)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Fall planting of tall fescue pastures
  • Fall planting of smooth brome pastures
  • Preemergence herbicide use on wheat
  • 2014 Forecasted corn yield potential for Kansas: Model projections on August 1
  • Test wheat seed germination if harvest aid herbicides were used
(8 Aug)
Tassel-ears in Corn
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
Another oldie, but goodie.
(8 Aug)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Insects, the Least of Corn and Soybean Crop Concerns
  • 2014 Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Western Bean Cutworm Adult Pheromone Trap Report
  • Grain Fill Stages in Corn
  • Estimating Corn Grain Yield Prior to Harvest
(8 Aug)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Red and Gray Sunflower Seed Weevils
  • Updates on Corn Rootworm and a Stink Bug Alert for Corn
  • Soybean Aphid Scouting and Management
  • Scout for the Soybean Cyst Nematode
  • August Temperatures Forecast to Remain Below Average
  • Tarnished Plant Bug (Lygus bug) in Sunflowers in Central South Dakota
  • Harvest Aid Weed Control in Small Grain
(7 Aug)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Alfalfa Mosaic Virus on Soybean in Wisconsin
  • Updating base acres and payment yields under the new Farm Bill
  • Farm Bill in Action: New Type of Crop Insurance Policy for Winter Wheat Available
  • Advanced Cropping Technologies Field Day
(7 Aug)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(7 Aug)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(6 Aug)
Purdue Agronomy Field Day
Purdue/Ohio State AgAnswers
(5 Aug)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(5 Aug)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Has Cool Weather Hurt Corn Yield Potential?
  • August Weather Forecast
  • When Will Western Bean Cutworm Flight Be Over?
  • 2014 Ohio Wheat Performance Results Available
  • Corn Ear Rots: How To Tell Them Apart And Know The Risk
  • Hail Damage To Late Planted Corn
  • Hail Damage To Soybean
  • SW OH Corn Growers & Fayette Co. Agronomy Committee Field Day
  • Soybean Disease & Insect Field Night
  • Unwanted Pesticide Collection Dates And Locations
(4 Aug)
Grain Fill Stages in Corn
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
Another oldie, but goodie.
(4 Aug)
Estimating Corn Grain Yield Prior to Harvest
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
An oldie, but goodie.
(4 Aug)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management News
Univ. of Missouri
(3 Aug)
Soybean aphid populations are building; you should be scouting your fields
Robert Koch, Univ. of Minnesota
(1 Aug)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Methods for estimating corn yield potential at this time of year
  • Correlation of soil test nitrate level, N rates, and wheat yields
  • Fall planting of alfalfa
  • Canola School scheduled for Aug. 7 in Sedgwick County
  • Southwest Research-Extension Center Cropping Systems Field Day, Aug. 28
(1 Aug)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(1 Aug)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Cool Temperatures and Corn Yield
  • Watch Out for Banded Sunflower Moths
  • Summer Corn Rootworm Activity Underwhelming: Lagging emergence & little root damage so far
  • More Perennial Sowthistle Showing Up This Year
  • Flea beetles in corn
(1 Aug)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • New Webcasts Save Time, Money, and Pesticide During Soybean Aphid Season
  • 2014 Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Western Bean Cutworm Adult Pheromone Trap Report
  • Late Season Herbicide Applications May be Ineffective
  • Answers to Common Questions about Irrigating Soybeans
  • Now is the Time for Irrigation
(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.

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