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August 2008


(29 Aug)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Soybean Aphid Attacking Late-Maturing Fields in Northern Indiana, Spider Mites Complicating Control Decisions
  • Western Bean Cutworm Sightings Continue in Northern Indiana
  • Tips for "Worm in the Ear" Identification
  • White Mold of Soybean
(27 Aug)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
  • Considerations for Hail Damaged Corn
  • Fall Seeding Updates and Considerations
  • Brown leaf Blues
  • Corn Silage Harvest in Full Swing
  • Pricing Corn Silage Part 2
  • Apple of Peru in PA
  • Measuring and Reducing Soybean Harvesting Losses
(27 Aug)
Kentucky Pest News
Univ. of Kentucky.
  • Strategies for Controlling Volunteer Corn and Wheat
  • Blister Beetles in Alfalfa
  • Root Mealybugs in Soybean
(25 Aug)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Dry Weather May Lead to Stalk Lodging Problems in Corn
  • Potential for Nitrate Problems in Stressed Corn
  • Corn Silage Management
  • Late Season Emergency Annual Forages
  • Managing Biennial and Perennial Weeds in Wheat Stubble
  • Late-Planted Wheat After Soybeans, Back-to-Back Wheat or Wheat After Corn?
  • Soybean Seed and Pod Feeding Insects
  • Central Ohio Agronomy Day Program
  • Ohio Soy Industry Insight Forums
(25 Aug)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • Pre-harvest Restrictions for Fungicides
  • Changes in Retail Fertilizer Market Impact Producers
  • A Final Soybean Aphid Alert
  • Fill ‘er Up!
(25 Aug)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
  • How To Reduce Energy Cost For In-Bin Grain Drying
  • How To Reduce Energy Costs With High Speed, High Capacity Dryers
  • Research — Residue Boosts Yields in Water-Limited Conditions
  • Tips for Spreading Manure On Alfalfa
  • Finding Higher Profits in Cash Hay Opportunities
  • Testing For Hay Quality
  • Options For Late Summer Pasture Weeds
(22 Aug)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter PDF-formatted document
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Soybean Aphid Update for Late August 2008
  • Japanese hops, a new weed species to be aware of in Wisconsin
  • Planting Bin Run Wheat Seed is Not a Good Idea in 2008
(22 Aug)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
  • Salvaging Severely Hail Damaged Corn
  • Corn Maturity and Harvest Plans
  • Soybean Leaf Cupping
  • Pricing Standing Corn for Silage
  • The Late Season Corn Stalk Nitrate Test
  • Crop Insurance Changes for Producers
  • Crop Insurance Deadline Plays a Role in Farm Bill Disaster
(22 Aug)
Michigan Field Crop Team Advisory Alert
Michigan State Univ.
  • Soil organic matter in a continuous corn cropping system
  • Fungicidal seed treatments for wheat
(19 Aug)
Goss' bacterial wilt confirmed for first time in Indiana
Purdue/Ohio State AgAnswers
Community meeting in Francesville, Aug 26
(18 Aug)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Valor Now Labeled for Before No-till Corn
  • Goss's Bacterial Wilt and Leaf Blight on Corn
  • Blunt Ear Syndrome...Again
  • Purdue Experts Leave N Detection to Optical Reflectance Sensors
(18 Aug)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Estimating Yield Losses in Drought Stressed Corn Fields
  • Abnormal Corn Ears
  • Twospotted Spider Mites on Soybean
  • Soybean Aphid Update
  • 2008 FSR CCA College Set for September 18th
(18 Aug)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • Goss’s Wilt Prevalent in Western Iowa
  • Plan for 2009 Crop Year by Managing Flooded Soils
(18 Aug)
Mixed Signals for Corn and Soybean Prices
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(18 Aug)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter PDF-formatted document
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Estimating Common Rust on Corn
  • Late Season Foliar Diseases of Corn
(16 Aug)
Blunt Ear Syndrome...Again!
Bob Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(16 Aug)
Goss’s Bacterial Wilt Confirmed in Indiana
Kiersten Wise & Gail Ruhl, Purdue Univ.
(15 Aug)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
  • Aphid Populations Still Increasing; Scouting Essential
  • Soybean Stem Borer Active in Nebraska
  • Start Watching for 2nd Generation Bean Leaf Beetles
  • Reminder: Scout for Second Generation European Corn Borer
  • Soil Testing for Wheat Is More Important Than Ever
  • Harvest Timing Critical to Quality Silage
(15 Aug)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
  • University of Illinois Agronomy Day, August 21, 2008
  • A Full-Blown Soybean Aphid Outbreak in the Northwestern Midwest
  • Sudden Death Syndrome Symptoms Beginning to Appear in Soybean
  • Diplodia Leaf Streak: An Uncommon Disease of Corn in Illinois
  • Can You Help Your Soybean Crop with a Foliar Nutrient Application?
  • Soybean Crop: Progress and Prospects
(13 Aug)
What's Cropping Up? PDF-formatted document
Cornell Univ (New York)
  • Timing Corn Silage Harvest
  • Two New Tools Available for Using a Cover Crop
  • Topdress N Rate Studies on Soft White Winter Wheat in 2007 and 2008
(12 Aug)
Corn Crop Overcomes Spring Flooding
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(11 Aug)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Field Crop Insect Update
  • Get Ready for Harvest and Late Season Soybean Diseases
  • Another Low Corn Disease Year In Ohio
  • 2008 Wheat Performance Trials Available
  • Southwest Ohio Corn Grower/Fayette County Agronomy Club Field Day
(11 Aug)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • Midsummer Scouting for Downy Mildew and other Soybean Diseases
  • Soybean Rust and Late Planted Soybeans
  • All Things Considered, It Could Be Worse!
  • Know Your Spots as Foliar Diseases Show up in Corn
(10 Aug)
Purdue experts leave nitrogen detection to optical reflectance sensors
Purdue Univ News
(9 Aug)
Grain Contracts, High Prices, Floods and Failure to Deliver PDF-formatted document
Uchtmann, Donald L , A. Bryan Endres, and Stephanie B. Johnson. Univ. of Illinois
(8 Aug)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter PDF-formatted document
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Late Summer Planting Legumes to Produce Nitrogen Credits for Next Year
  • Western Bean Cutworm Reported - Monitor Field & Sweet Corn for Egg Masses and Small Larvae
  • 2008 Winter Wheat Performance Test Results
(8 Aug)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Late-Season Worms in Late-Planted Corn
  • Another Soybean Aphid Update
  • Kernel Set Scuttlebutt
  • Toadstranglers in August: Good or Bad for the Corn Crop
  • Scouting for Rust By Land And By Air
(8 Aug)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
  • Alert: Soybean Aphids Increasing; Entering Critical Period
  • Wheat Profits Could Narrow As Input Prices Increase
  • Farm Bill Changes Revenue Safety Net, Disaster Coverage
  • Rust Diseases Continue and Goss’s Bacterial Wilt Increases
  • Control of Pre-harvest Volunteer Wheat Critical to Virus Management
  • Seed Fungicides Offer Early Protection for 2009 Wheat Crop
  • Controlling Winter Annual Grass Weeds in Winter Wheat
  • UNL Records Best Wheat Variety Test Results Ever
  • What’s New in Wheat Varieties? How to Select the Winter Wheat Varieties Best for Your Operation
  • Balance Risk with Complementary Varieties
  • Take a Virtual Wheat Variety Tour Online
  • Wheat Woes When Wheat Follows Wheat
  • Scab Found in Wheat Seed Samples
  • Seed Fungicides Offer Early Protection for 2009 Wheat Crop
  • Determining Seeding Rates for Winter Wheat in Nebraska
  • Planting Wheat Too Early May Lead To Problems
  • Wheat: Unintentional Mixtures of Red, White Can Happen
  • Preparing Seedbeds for Late Summer Grass And Alfalfa Planting
  • Thickening Existing Alfalfa Stands
  • Remove Hay Bales Soon After Harvest
  • Plant Oats For Fall Pasture or Hay
(8 Aug)
Michigan Field Crop Team Advisory Alert
Michigan State Univ.
  • Update: Western bean cutworm
  • Soybean aphid - I’m not kidding!
  • Spider mites showing
  • Update on Michigan 2008 corn grain yield potential
  • Common rust on corn
  • Soybean disease update-soybean rust, white mold and root rots
(8 Aug)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
  • Corn Crop and Fertilizer Investment Discussed
  • Outbreaks of Soybean Aphids Underway in Parts of the Midwest
  • What We Have Heard or Read About Other Insect Pests of Corn and Soybeans
  • Controlling Weeds in Wheat Stubble Fields
  • Nitrogen Deficiency in Corn After Pollination
  • Nontraditional Fertilizer and Additive Products
(6 Aug)
Allendale anticipates bigger corn crop, smaller beans
Brownfield Network
(6 Aug)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
  • Late Summer Harvest Management of Alfalfa
  • Fall Fertilization of Forage Crops
  • Winter Wheat and Barley Performance Trials
  • Winter Canola Performance Trials
  • Corn Silage Harvest
  • Control Annual Weeds before Seed Set
  • Assessment of Soybean Fields for Insect Damage and Treatment
  • “Insurance” Insecticide Treatments
  • Western Bean Cutworm
(6 Aug)
Wind and Hail Damage to Pollinating Corn
Jeff Coulter, Univ. of Minnesota
(6 Aug)
Miscanthus Can Meet U.S. Biofuels Goal Using Less Land Than Corn
Corn and Soybean Digest
(5 Aug)
Toadstranglers in August: Good or Bad for the Corn Crop?
Bob Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(5 Aug)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Scouting for Rust by Land and by Air
  • Soybean Aphid Update for Ohio
  • Twospotted Spider Mite on Soybean
  • Spraying Insecticides on Soybeans and Honey Bees
  • Evidence of Drought and Heat Stress Appearing in Corn Fields
  • Wheat Fungicide Seed Treatment
  • Assessing the Success of Pollination in Corn
  • Cover Crops and Nitrogen – Can I Capture Some Nitrogen for Next Spring?
(4 Aug)
Kernel Set Response to Stress
Bob Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(4 Aug)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • Now is the Time to Sample for Corn Nematodes
  • Watch Soybean Aphid Numbers - NOW
  • Reviewing Decision Thresholds for Pest Insect Control
  • Two Soybean Aphid Field Resources Now Available
  • Preventative vs. Curative Fungicides
(4 Aug)
Kentucky Pest News
Univ. of Kentucky.
  • Straw Itch Mite
  • Soybean Aphid Numbers Remain Low
(4 Aug)
August Crop Production Report
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois