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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.


(18 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(18 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(18 Apr)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Control of later-emerging kochia in wheat or wheat stubble
  • K-State research on seed treatments for Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans
  • Q&A on current wheat disease and fungicide use issues
(17 Apr)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Black Cutworm Moths Blowing Into Indiana
  • Black Cutworm Adult Pheromone Trap Report
  • Armyworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Managing Wheat by Growth Stage
  • 2015 Purdue Crop Scouting Competition
(16 Apr)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • The Relationship Between the Causal Agent of SDS and and SCN in Wisconsin
  • Monitor Seedcorn Maggot Degree Days for Successful Planting of Untreated Soybean Seed
  • Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update
  • Fungicide Efficacy Tables Updated for 2015
  • New Wheat Powdery Mildew Fact Sheet
(16 Apr)
Soybean Planting Date by Maturity Group Considerations for 2015
Shawn Conley, Univ of Wisconsin
(16 Apr)
New bulletin helps growers manage the rotation from alfalfa to corn
Jeff Coulter, Univ. of Minnesota
(15 Apr)
How Deep Dare I Drill Wheat, Barley and Oats Down to Find Moisture?
Jochum Wiersma, Univ. of Minnesota
(15 Apr)
Price Risk Management for Corn, Soybeans and Wheat
Todd Davis, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(15 Apr)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(15 Apr)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(14 Apr)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(14 Apr)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Burndown of Cover Crops
  • Wheat Management by Growth Stage
  • Getting Your Corn Crop Off to a Good Start in 2015
  • Managing Marestail This Spring – The Perfect Storm?
  • Those Last-Minute Items on the ‘To-Do’ List Before the Planting Rush
  • Pathways Project
  • Cover Crop Strategies Field Day
(13 Apr)
Black Cutworm & Armyworm Moth Captures Show a Big Increase
Doug Johnson, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(13 Apr)
Could the Corn Carryout Really Reach Two Billion Bushels?
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(10 Apr)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • European Corn Borer, the Pest that Hasn't Gone Away
  • Handy Bt Trait Table
  • Wild Garlic Control in Indiana No-till
  • Star-of-Bethlehem Management
(10 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(8 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(8 Apr)
Buyer beware when it comes to “alternatives” to ag lime
Josh McGrath & Edwin Ritchey, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(8 Apr)
Corn Planting Date not as Important as Other Factors
Chad Lee, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(7 Apr)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(6 Apr)
Should You Consider In-furrow Starter for Corn in 2015?
Daniel Kaiser, Univ. of Minnesota
(3 Apr)
The Acreage Puzzle
Darrel Good and Scott Irwin, Univ. of Illinois
(3 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(3 Apr)
Potential N loss from Heavy Rains
Edwin Ritchey, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(3 Apr)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(3 Apr)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Preliminary report on wheat varieties with good winter survival
  • Weed control strategies in grain sorghum
  • Update on insect activity on alfalfa and wheat
  • Drought-tolerant corn hybrids: Yield benefits
  • Planting conditions as of late March/early April
  • Expected number of days to plant summer crops in Kansas
(1 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(31 Mar)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(31 Mar)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(31 Mar)
USDA Stocks and Acreage Estimates Smaller than Expected for Soybeans and Larger than Expected for Corn
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(30 Mar)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(27 Mar)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(27 Mar)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management News
Univ. of Missouri
(27 Mar)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(27 Mar)
Consumption of GMO Crops: Examples of Quotes from Position Papers of Scientific Organizations
Paul Vincelli, Janet Mullins, & Ric Bessin; Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(27 Mar)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Causes of yellow wheat in the spring
  • Diagnosing causes of yellow wheat
  • Planting conditions as of late March
  • Spring/early summer weather outlook for Kansas
(25 Mar)
Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Continues Free Nematode Testing Program for 2015
Shawn Conley, Univ of Wisconsin
(24 Mar)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Wheat is starting to green up...
  • Planter Check-up for March
  • Cover Crop Strategies Field Day on Tuesday, April 7th
  • Spring is in full swing
(24 Mar)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(24 Mar)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(20 Mar)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(20 Mar)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Winterkill and follow-up Management
  • Spring musk thistle control
(20 Mar)
Soybeans and Nitrogen Fertilizer-Again
Emerson Nafziger, Univ. of Illinois
(20 Mar)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(20 Mar)
Soybean Management Strategies to Facilitate Timely Winter Wheat Establishment
Shawn Conley, Univ. of Wisconsin
(19 Mar)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Sampling for Plant Parasitic Nematodes: Your Result is as Good as the Sample You Provide
  • Purdue Weed Science Creates Time Lapse Videos
  • Update to Nitrogen Management Guidelines for Corn
  • 2015 Popcorn Agri-Chemical Handbook
  • Purdue Extension Field Crop Specialists
(17 Mar)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(13 Mar)
Factors to Consider While Assessing Your 2015 Winter Wheat Crop Stand and Spring Nitrogen Timing
Shawn Conley, Univ. of Wisconsin
(11 Mar)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(11 Mar)
Focus on These Two Things, Cut Costs Elsewhere
Chad Lee, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(11 Mar)
RP Crop Insurance Projected Price and Safety-Net for 2015
Todd Davis, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(10 Mar)
Changing Landscape of Corn and Soybean Production and Potential Implications in 2015
John Newton & Todd Kuethe, Univ of Illinois
(10 Mar)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Frost Seeding to Improve Pasture and Hayfield Quality
  • Ohio State University Extension Addressing Nutrient Management Issues in the State
  • Collect and Share Rainfall Information Online
  • Last Corn, Soybean and Wheat Connection of the Season
  • March 2015 Agronomic Crops Calendar
(6 Mar)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(6 Mar)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Soil-applied residual herbicide options for soybeans
  • Corrective actions for dry ponds
  • Kansas Smoke Model web site now active for 2015
  • Assessing winter damage to alfalfa stands
  • Early spring insect control and fertility management practices for alfalfa
  • On-farm research collaborations: North Central Kansas case study
(4 Mar)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(4 Mar)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.

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