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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 Apr)
To Plant or Not to Plant Corn?
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(22 Apr)
Spring Greenup Applications, Winter Annual Burndowns and Cover Crop Termination
Travis Legleiter & Bill Johnson; Purdue Univ.
(22 Apr)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Temperatures are Still Cool
  • Adjusting Corn Management Practices for a Late Start
  • Spring Insect Concerns Already?
  • Have You Evaluated Your Forage Stands?
  • Be Mindful of Bees during Delayed Planting this Season
  • Winterkill of Italian Ryegrass Stands
(21 Apr)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(21 Apr)
How Many Acres of Soybeans Are Needed?
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(18 Apr)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Black Cutworm Spring Arrival Met With Hostile Welcoming
  • Black Cutworm Adult Pheromone Trap Report
  • Armyworm Pheromone Trap Report
(18 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(18 Apr)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Low temperature and growth stage maps for Kansas, April 13-15
  • Freeze injury in corn
  • Freeze effects on winter canola
  • Identifying wheat streak mosaic and barley yellow dwarf symptoms
  • Gardening on contaminated urban soils
(16 Apr)
Wheat Injury Unlikely Despite Unusually Cold Temperatures
Carrie Knott, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(16 Apr)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(15 Apr)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(14 Apr)
Corn Consumption Continues to Exceed Projections
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(11 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(10 Apr)
The Corn-Soybean Rotation X Tillage Interaction: No Tillage Required When Rotating
Joe Lauer, Univ of Wisconsin
(9 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(9 Apr)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management News
Univ. of Missouri
(8 Apr)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(8 Apr)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Bt Options for Corn Insect Control and “Know Before you Grow”
  • Getting Your Corn Crop Off to a Good Start in 2014
  • Weed Identification Resources
  • Evaluate Alfalfa Stands For Winter Injury
(4 Apr)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Insect Pest Survival During a Harsh Winter
  • Spring Greenup Applications and Winter Annual Burndowns
  • Melting Snow Reveals Tiny Trails
  • 2014 Popcorn Agri-Chemical Handbook
  • Corn Rootworm Management Webinar Now Available
(4 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(4 Apr)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Early April wheat conditions in north central Kansas
  • Weed control strategies in grain sorghum
  • Start monitoring fields for alfalfa weevils now
  • Kansas weather summary for March: Dry start to spring
(4 Apr)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(3 Apr)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • WSMB Continues Enhanced Nematode Testing Program for 2014
  • Factors to Consider While Assessing your 2014 Winter Wheat Crop
  • Glyphosate - resistant Horsewe ed in Wisconsin
(3 Apr)
Are Those Weeds Worth of Treatment?
Kevin Bradley, Univ of Missouri
(3 Apr)
Field Evolved Western Corn Rootworm Resistance to Bt (Cry3Bb1) Confirmed in Three Additional Illinois Counties
Michael Gray, Univ of Illinois
(2 Apr)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(31 Mar)
Two-pass Corn Herbicide Programs are Almost Always the Best
Kevin Bradley, Univ of Missouri
(31 Mar)
USDA Estimates Reasonably Close to Expectations
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(28 Mar)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(28 Mar)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Dry soils, cold temperatures affect wheat
  • Drought-tolerant corn hybrids: Yield benefits
  • Maintaining grassed waterways
(27 Mar)
Management of Palmer amaranth in Illinois
Aaron Hager, Univ of IL
(26 Mar)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management News
Univ. of Missouri
(26 Mar)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Sharpen Label Changes – It’s Something Anyway
  • New Developments in the World of Soybean Pathology
  • Nitrogen Recommendations for Wheat
  • Pelletized Lime in Production Systems
(25 Mar)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management News
Univ. of Missouri
(24 Mar)
Reports Continue to Support Corn and Soybean Prices
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(24 Mar)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(21 Mar)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(21 Mar)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Army cutworms in wheat, alfalfa, and winter canola
  • Factors in determining the proper timing for prescribed burns
  • Cool-season forage seeding rates and adaptation characteristics
(20 Mar)
Significant Nitrogen losses suspected in Kentucky Wheat Crop
Edwin Ritchey, Carrie Knott, and Lloyd Murdock;, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(11 Mar)
Purdue expert offers advice for last-minute crop insurance decisions
Purdue/Ohio State AgAnswers
(11 Mar)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Corn Flea Beetle and Stewart's Leaf Blight Prediction
  • Evaluating Winter Wheat Stand
  • The February Corn, Soybean and Wheat Connections Webinars Are Now Available for Viewing On Line.
  • Frost Seeding to Improve Pasture Quality
  • Weather Outlook Remains Unchanged
(10 Mar)
Judge Smacks Down FAA Authority Over UAS Operations
PrecisionAg.com
(10 Mar)
Calculations for March 1 Corn Stocks Estimate
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(10 Mar)
Cover crops use water, affect wheat yields in High Plains
High Plains Journal
(7 Mar)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(7 Mar)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
(6 Mar)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(6 Mar)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.

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