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» Compilation of Articles Related to Excessive Rains and Crops «


(7 July)
Salvageability of Waterlogged Fields of Corn: That's the $64 Question
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(7 July)
Projected 2016 Crop Returns: Continuing Need to Adjust to Lower Returns
Gary Schnitkey, Univ. of Illinois
(6 July)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Scabby wheat grain? Increasing your Fan Speed May Help
  • Good Time to Dig Roots and Inspect for Rootworm Damage
  • Foliar Diseases Already Showing up in Corn
  • Western Bean Cutworm Flight Has Begun
  • When Is It Too Late to Fertilize Corn with Nitrogen?
  • Cover Crops for Prevented Acres
  • Ohio Fertilizer and Manure Application-New Legislative Criteria
  • Ohio Long-Term Phosphorus and Potassium Fertilizer Trials: Grain Yields
  • OSU Extension to Hold NW Ohio Precision Ag Day and “Fert-Cert” August 4th
(5 July)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management News
Univ. of Missouri
(3 July)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • El Nino Expected to Affect July Climate
  • Ergot Found in S.D. Small Grain Fields
  • Volga Farm Summer Tour
  • Small Grain Pre-harvest Weed Control
  • Slugs in Soybean
(2 July)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Fusarium Head Blight a Significant Issue in Wisconsin in 2015
  • New Fact Sheet on Soybean Seedling Diseases
(2 July)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • How Late Can I Replant Corn?
  • Planting Soybean for Grain or Cover?
  • Windshield Splatter: Insect Pest Update
  • Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Western Bean Cutworm Pheromone Trap Report
(2 July)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(2 July)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Using wheat damaged by Fusarium head blight for seed
  • Germination testing of wheat seed
  • Factors to consider before baling or burning wheat residue
  • Drought stress in corn
(30 June)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(30 June)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(30 June)
USDA Grain Stocks and Acreage Estimates Supportive for Corn and Soybean Prices
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(30 June)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(29 June)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Prospects for “Muddied Corn”
  • NEW! Soybean and Small Grain Website
  • Late Harvest and Grain Quality Concerns
  • Northern Corn Leaf Blight: Earlier than Usual this Year
  • July OSU Agronomy Field Days
  • June Sets Rainfall Records for Many Parts of Ohio
(29 June)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(29 June)
Soybean Prevented Planted Acres: Historical Background and Implications for 2015
Gary Schnitkey, Univ of Illinois
(27 June)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(26 June)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Fusarium head blight in wheat: Questions and Answers
  • Controlling weeds more than 6 inches tall in Roundup Ready soybean fields
  • Now is the time to make decisions for fungicide management of gray leaf spot
  • Potential corn ear development problems from off-label herbicide applications
(26 June)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Soybean Flowers, Glyphosate Label, and Wheel Track Damage...Oh My!
  • New findings on soybeans, climate, and yields
  • Cereal Leaf Beetle
  • Herbicide resistance management for common lambsquarters and horseweed
  • Time to Consider Your White Mold In-Season Management Plan
(26 June)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Are Fungicides Needed On Hail Damaged Crops?
  • Root Rots Developing in Some Corn Fields
  • Soybean Aphids Making Their Summer Appearance Early
  • Weed Control Options for Canada Thistle
(26 June)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Update on Indiana Corn Foliar Disease Risk
  • VIDEO: Soybean Seedling Blights
  • Delayed Postemergence Herbicide Applications
  • Palmer Field Day, June 30 CANCELLED
  • Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Western Bean Cutworm Pheromone Trap Report
(26 June)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management News
Univ. of Missouri
(26 June)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(25 June)
How Late Can I Replant Corn?
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(24 June)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(23 June)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(23 June)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Disease Management Following Flooding Rains—What to Look For
  • Wet Weather and Weed Management
  • Saving Soybean Seed for Next Year
  • Be Patient with Wet Hay Fields
  • Grain Bin Rescue – Silos and Bins Loom as Death Traps on American Farms
(22 June)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(20 June)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(19 June)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Does corn need additional nitrogen?
  • Very warm temperatures may decrease efficacy of HPPD-inhibitor herbicides
  • Common bunt (stinking smut) in wheat
  • Late planting of soybeans: Management considerations
(19 June)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(19 June)
Cost to Produce Corn and Soybeans in Illinois - 2014
Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling; Univ of Illinois
(19 June)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • July 2015 Climate Forecasts a Cool, Wet July
  • Wheat Diseases Update
  • Insect Updates: Sunflower & Alfalfa
  • Tracking Growing Degree Days for Corn Using Online Tool
(19 June)
Nitrogen management: Considerations for sidedressing
Fabian Fernandez, Daniel Kaiser, & Jeffrey Vetsch, Univ. of Minnesota
(18 June)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • A Silver Lining: Hatching Rootworm Larvae May be Drowning
  • Corn Earworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Armyworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • New Information on Goss's Wilt in Indiana
  • Assessing Available Nitrogen from Fall- and Spring-Applied Nitrogen Applications
  • Yellow, Stunted Corn...More Than One Possible Cause
(18 June)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Pea Aphids in Alfalfa
  • Slugs
  • Herbicide injury during and after emergence in soybean
(18 June)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(17 June)
Assessing Available Nitrogen from Fall- and Spring-Applied Nitrogen Applications
Jim Camberato & RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(17 June)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(16 June)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(16 June)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Wet Weather: Flooding, Poor Nodulation, and Disease Concerns
  • Concerns for N Loss in Corn from Recent Storms
  • Rootworm Hatch is Underway
  • West Central Ohio Precision Agriculture Day: Combine and Drone Technology
  • Western ARS Agronomy Field Day, July 15th
(16 June)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(16 June)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management News
Univ. of Missouri
(16 June)
Rolling soybeans: The good, the bad, and the injured
Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Doug Holen, and Phil Glogoza, Univ. of Minnesota
(15 June)
Could the Bird Flu be a 100 Million Bushel Corn Problem?
John Newton & Todd Kuethe,, Univ. of Illinois
(15 June)
Yellow, Stunted Corn... More Than One Possible Cause
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(12 June)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Utilize a Fungicide For Crown Rust Prevention in Oats
  • Control Post-Emergent Weeds When Small
  • Pre Side-Dress Nitrate Test (PSNT) for Corn
  • Dakota Lakes Research Center Hosts Annual Field Day
  • SDSU Crop Performance Plot Tours Scheduled for Central South Dakota
(12 June)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Rootworm Hatch Underway
  • Corn Earworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Armyworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Recovery From Hail Damage to Young Corn
  • Effects of Flooding or Ponding on Corn Prior to Tasseling
(12 June)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(12 June)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(12 June)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Pre-harvest weed control in wheat
  • Possible causes of yellow soybeans
  • “Rootless Corn” syndrome
(11 June)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Considerations for switching Soybean Maturity Groups for Delayed Plantings
  • Soybean Planting Date by Maturity Group Considerations for 2015
  • Stalk Borer Management
  • Herbicide Resistance Management for Giant and Common Ragweed
(10 June)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(9 June)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(9 June)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • OSU Weed Science Field Day
  • Look Out for Potato Leafhoppers in Alfalfa
  • Corn Leaf Striping
  • Supplemental Forage Options for Early Summer Planting
  • Still Working on Planting Soybean?
  • What’s the Right N Rate for Corn in Ohio?
(9 June)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(8 June)
Recovery From Hail Damage to Young Corn
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(8 June)
Effects of Flooding or Ponding on Corn Prior to Tasseling
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(8 June)
Weekly Outlook: Assessing Corn Demand for Domestic Ethanol Blending
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(5 June)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Aphids and Viruses in Wheat
  • Intensive Precipitation Patterns Reveal Poor Soil Health
  • Grubs in Pastures
  • 2015 SDSU Extension Wheat Walk Recap
  • Stripe Rust and Viral Diseases Developing in Wheat
(5 June)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(5 June)
Corn Nutrient Deficiency from Sidewall Compaction
Chad Lee, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(5 June)
Cloudy Skies & Striped Corn
Chad Lee, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(5 June)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Late-developing tillers and green heads in wheat
  • Plant analysis for testing nutrient levels in corn
  • Glume blotch on wheat
  • Loose smut: Causes and treatments
  • Twisted, wrapped whorls and trapped, yellow leaves in corn
(4 June)
Prevalent Purple Plants Perennially Puzzle Producers
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
Published 2012, being reported again this year.
(4 June)
Wrapped and Twisted Whorls in Corn
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
Published 2014, being reported again this year.
(4 June)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Slugs Sliming Crops
  • VIDEO: Corn Field Damage by Slugs
  • Notes on Recent Pollinator Health Initiatives
  • Armyworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Giant Ragweed Should be a Driver Weed for Many Indiana Farmers
  • Striped Corn Potential Nutritional Deficiencies
(4 June)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • A Tank Full of Sugar Helps the Profits Go Down
  • True Armyworm
(4 June)
Striped Corn – Potential Nutritional Deficiencies
Jim Camberato, Purdue Univ.
Published 2013, but still good reading.
(3 June)
The EPA's Proposed Ethanol Mandates for 2014, 2015, and 2016: Is There a 'Push' or Not?
Scott Irwin & Darrel Good, Univ of Ilinois
(3 June)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management News
Univ. of Missouri
(3 June)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(2 June)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(2 June)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Damping-off is Not Always Caused by Water Molds and Fungi; Insects Can Play a Role Too
  • Ponding Effects on Corn
(1 June)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois

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