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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.

(28 Aug)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Sunflower Rust and Phomopsis Stem Canker Appearing on Sunflower
  • Sudden Death Syndrome and White Mold Appearing on Soybean
  • Determining if Management is Necessary for Soybean Aphids
  • I-29 Soil Health and Cover Crop Field Tours 2015
  • South Dakota Sunflower Survey Training
(28 Aug)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(28 Aug)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Fall control of bindweed
  • Nano adjuvants: The search for the magical solution to control glyphosate-resistant weeds
  • Basal bark and cut-stump herbicide applications for control of woody plants on rangeland
  • Late-season purpling in corn
  • Insect updates in grain sorghum: Sorghum headworms and sugarcane aphids
(27 Aug)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Results of the 2015 Wisconsin Winter Wheat Foliar Fungicide Trial
  • Start Managing for Fusarium Head Blight Now Before You Plant the 2015/16 Crop
  • Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2015
  • Interseeding cover crops into V5 corn
(27 Aug)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Residual Herbicides and Fall Cover Crop Establishment
  • Diplodia Ear Rot
  • Goss’ Wilt Marches East in Indiana
(26 Aug)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(26 Aug)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(25 Aug)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Symptoms of Early Maturity in Some Fields in Ohio
  • Does your field have Western Bean Cutworm larva?
  • This Might end up being a Low Foliar Disease Year in Corn
  • Scout Fields Now for Palmer Amaranth
  • From Wet Weather to Dry Weather…
  • Considering Growing Wheat in Wide Rows?
  • Planting Scabby Wheat Q and A
  • Soil Health Workshop Series
  • Central Ohio Corn Field Day
(24 Aug)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(24 Aug)
Corn Prices Reflect Export Concerns and Weak Demand Prospects
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(21 Aug)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus Management: Plan ahead before planting this fall
  • Sudden Death Syndrome on Soybean
  • Considerations for Blister Beetles in Alfalfa
  • SDSU WEEDS Project at the South Dakota State Fair
  • Farm Equipment, Safety on the Road, Everyone’s Role Upcoming Events
(21 Aug)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Green Stink Bug Observed in Southwest Indiana Soybean Fields
  • Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Yield Monitor Calibration Will Be Challenging This Year in Some Indiana Fields
  • Estimating Corn Grain Yield Prior to Harvest
(21 Aug)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(21 Aug)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(21 Aug)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Controlling tall, thick stands of weeds in wheat stubble
  • Estimating soybean yield potential: There is a web-based app for this!
  • Starter fertilizers and early-season nitrogen for wheat
  • Some basic points on using anhydrous ammonia for wheat production
  • Timing the final irrigation of the season
  • South Central Kansas Experiment Field fall field day, August 25
  • Canola drill and planter calibration clinics, August 25 and 27
  • Agricultural Research Center-Hays Fall Crop Seminar, August 26
  • Southwest Research-Extension Center, Garden City fall field day, August 27
(17 Aug)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Don’t Press the Panic Button on Soybean Aphid Yet
  • Estimating Soybean Yield
  • Weather Outlook and El Nino Update
  • 2015 Ohio Wheat Performance Test Available Online
  • FSR Agronomy College coming September 15th
(17 Aug)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(17 Aug)
Will the Corn Production Forecast Get Smaller?
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(16 Aug)
Yield Monitor Calibration Will Be Challenging This Year in Some Indiana Fields
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(15 Aug)
Estimating Corn Grain Yield Prior to Harvest
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(14 Aug)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Spraying for Sunflower Insects
  • Wheat Disease Implications for Crop Rotations
  • Cover Crops: Species Selection
  • Late Season Flooding in Soybean
(14 Aug)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Testing for Suspect Populations of Herbicide - Resistant Weeds
  • Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Western Bean Cutworm Trap Report
  • Irrigation Scheduling for the End of the Season
(14 Aug)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(14 Aug)
Aphids in corn: The dilemma of post-pollination infestations
Bruce Potter and Ken Ostlie, Univ. of Minnesota
(14 Aug)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(14 Aug)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Managing wheat for forage and grain: The dual-purpose system
  • Tips for fall planting of alfalfa
  • Planning your wheat fertility program: Start now by soil testing
  • Correlation of soil test nitrate level and wheat yields
  • Liming acid soils for optimum wheat production
  • New faculty in Department of Agronomy
  • North Central Kansas Experiment Fields fall field day, August 18
  • East Central Experiment Field fall field day, August 19
  • Canola drill and planter calibration clinics, August 25 and 27
  • Agricultural Research Center-Hays Fall Crop Seminar, August 26
  • Southwest Research-Extension Center, Garden City fall field day, August 27
(13 Aug)
Treating late-season soybean aphids
Robert Koch, Bruce Potter, and Ian MacRae , Univ. of Minnesota
(13 Aug)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(13 Aug)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(12 Aug)
Reaction to USDA Corn and Soybean Production, Consumption, and Price Projections
Darrel Good and Scott Irwin, Univ. of Illinois
(12 Aug)
Farmer Workshop for Precision Ag Data Collection & Management
Chad Lee, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(12 Aug)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
(11 Aug)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(11 Aug)
Take advantage of window to control weeds following small grains harvest
Dr. Tom Peters, Dave Nicolai and Doug Holen, Univ. of Minnesota
(10 Aug)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Estimating Corn Yields
  • Weather Outlook
  • Modified Relay Intercropping Field Day
  • Tri-state Yield Monitor Workshop
  • Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training Field Day
(10 Aug)
Sugarcane Aphid Collected in Kentucky
Doug Johnson, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(10 Aug)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(10 Aug)
A Review of USDA Crop Yield Forecasting Methodology
Darrel Good & Scott Irwin, Univ. of Illinois
(8 Aug)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Ergot Reported in Grain at Grain Elevators
  • Grasshoppers and Other Defoliators in Soybeans
  • Differentiating Between Phytophthora Root/Stem Rot and Stem Canker
  • 27th Annual Draper Winter Wheat Meeting
  • Estate Planning: More than just tax planning
(7 Aug)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Swarms of "Weird "Worms" and "Sweat Bees" Infest Indiana Corn Fields
  • Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Western Bean Cutworm Trap Report
  • June-July Rainfall in Indiana Not a Record, But It's Close
(7 Aug)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(7 Aug)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Strategies for managing low-quality wheat seed: The case of low test weight
  • When fungicide wheat seed treatments may be advisable
  • Test wheat seed germination if harvest aid herbicides were used
  • Forecasted corn yield potential for Kansas: Model projections on July 29
  • Kansas River Valley Experiment Field fall field day, August 11
  • North Central Kansas Experiment Fields fall field day, August 18
  • East Central Experiment Field fall field day, August 19
(6 Aug)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Goss’s Wilt Confirmed in Wisconsin in 2015
  • Soybean Insects (and mites): Looking ahead
  • 2015 Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials
(6 Aug)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(5 Aug)
What to consider when treating a soybean field more than once for soybean aphid
Robert Koch, Bruce Potter, Ian MacRae, and Ken Ostlie; Univ. of Minnesota
(4 Aug)
Cost Cutting for 2016: Budgeting for $4 Corn and $9.25 Soybeans
Gary Schnitkey, Univ. of Illinois
(4 Aug)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(3 Aug)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Late season diseases showing up in unexpected places in 2015
  • Pricing Corn Silage Update (August 2015)

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