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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.


(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
(30 Sep)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(29 Sep)
Is It Too Early to Apply Fall Nitrogen?
Jim Camberato, Purdue Univ.
(26 Sep)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Corn Grain Test Weight Corn
  • Stalk Nitrate Tests - Research and Recommendation Update
  • Purdue Economist Suggests Corn Growers Consider Keeping Their Crops Close to Home
  • October Weather Outlook: More Seasonal - For A Change
  • Troubleshooting Corn Ear Abnormalities
  • Assessing Yield Losses in Corn Due to Frost
  • Starting Next Year Now: The Utility of Fall Herbicide Applications
  • Cover Crops Field Guide for Farmers Expanded, Updated
(26 Sep)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Corn Development and Fall Frost Dates for 2014
  • Scout for Corn Stalk Rots
(26 Sep)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • KanMark: New wheat variety from K-State
  • Head mold in grain sorghum
  • October weather outlook
(26 Sep)
Diseases In The Soybean Fields: What Has Been Happening In Minnesota in 2014?
Dean Malvick, Univ. of Minnesota
(25 Sep)
Should you skip the Bt traits in your 2015 corn crop to cut production costs?
Bruce Potter and Ken Ostlie, Univ. of Minnesota
(25 Sep)
Cover crops and SCN: What’s the connection?
Greg Tylka, Iowa State Univ.
(23 Sep)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(22 Sep)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Pricing Standing Corn for Silage Harvest – 2014
  • Troubleshooting Corn Ear Abnormalities
  • The best data of the year is coming in now
  • Burndown herbicides for no-tillage wheat
  • Palmer amaranth update – send lawyers, guns and money, the **** has hit the fan
  • Assessing yield losses in corn due to frost
(22 Sep)
Monitoring Corn and Soybean Consumption
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(22 Sep)
Purdue economist suggests corn growers consider keeping their crops close to home
Purdue/Ohio State AgAnswers
(21 Sep)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(20 Sep)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Low temperatures: Impact on summer row crops
  • Late-season management decisions for alfalfa
  • Pre-harvest glyphosate treatment on sorghum in a no-till system
  • Bur ragweed control with early fall treatments
  • Fall control of bindweed
  • K-State Research and Extension to Host Field Day at Columbus September 26
(19 Sep)
Corn Grain Test Weight
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(19 Sep)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Silage/Earlage Decision Aid
  • Sunflower Rust Developing in Fields
  • Pricing High Moisture Grain
(19 Sep)
Managing stored grain to minimize storage losses
Phil Glogoza and Dave Nicolai, Univ. of Minnesota
(17 Sep)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(17 Sep)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management News
Univ. of Missouri
(17 Sep)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(17 Sep)
Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome Update
Don Hershman, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(16 Sep)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Fall Weather Forecast
  • Farm Science Review 2014, last minute reminders
  • Corn drydown: What to expect?
(15 Sep)
Corn Stalk Nitrate Tests - Research & Recommendation Update
Jim Camberato & Bob Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(15 Sep)
Best Management Practices for Collecting Accurate Yield Data and Avoiding Errors During Harvest
Joe Luck and John Fulton, Univ of Nebraska & Ohio State Univ.
(15 Sep)
Harvest Considerations for Variable Soybean Maturity
Shawn Conley, Univ. of Wisconsin
(15 Sep)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(15 Sep)
Update on Corn and Soybean Acreage
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois

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