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The Chat 'n Chew Cafe was developed in 1995 by RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Specialist, as an online source of timely agronomic information for major field crops grown in Indiana and throughout the Midwest. The Cafe was recently renovated using a more modern CSS framework, based on the open-source W3.CSS stylesheet language, available at http://www.w3schools.com/w3css If your browser has any problems displaying these renovated pages or if you have any other comments / concerns about this Web site, please contact me at rnielsen@purdue


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These articles were archived from the main dining room of the Chat 'n Chew Cafe. Like most leftovers, they do not retain their freshness forever. Consequently, you may encounter articles with dead links if the Web hosting organization decides to change their Web file directories or servers. My apologies ahead of time, but I do not have the resources or time to preserve these links ad infinitum. ____RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.

February 2016

(29 Feb)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Preemergence herbicide programs for corn
  • Spring oats for forage production or as early spring cover crop
  • Winter/spring fertilization of tall fescue and smooth bromegrass pastures and hayfields
  • First hollow stem update
  • Agricultural Mobile Apps: A review and update of economics apps
  • Last year’s wet May and warm June bring increased fire risk in 2016
(26 Feb)
First Seed-to-Plant Spread of Harmful Soybean Virus Proven
David Schiff, Badger Bean, Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board
(23 Feb)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Status of Palmer amaranth in Ohio
  • Digital Weed Identification Resources from OSU
  • Keep the sugar for your coffee and your cookies
  • Wheel Traffic Effect on Alfalfa Yield – Soil Compaction or Crown/Shoot Damage?
  • The Big Data Confusion: Answering Your Questions about Digital Agriculture
  • American Farm Bureau Conducting Big Data Survey
  • Conservation Tillage Conference Provides Answers
  • The Process of Harvesting Miscanthus in Northeast Ohio
(20 Feb)
Avoiding Soil Compaction
Sjoerd Duiker, Penn. State Univ.
(20 Feb)
Effects of Soil Compaction
Sjoerd Duiker, Penn. State Univ.
(19 Feb)
Avoid Fertilizer and Manure Application on Frozen and Snow-Covered Soil
Jim Camberato, Purdue Univ.
(19 Feb)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(19 Feb)
To Harvest Stover or Not: Is it Worth it?
Madhu Khanna and Nick Paulson, Univ. of Illinois
(17 Feb)
Corn versus Soybean Returns: 2016 Projections with Historical Comparisons
Gary Schnitkey, Univ of Illinois
(16 Feb)
Dicamba-resistant soybean varieties
Aaron Hager, Univ. of Illinois
(15 Feb)
Selecting Nozzles for Postemergence Herbicides
Bob Hartzler and Mark Hanna, Iowa State Univ.
(15 Feb)
Weekly Outlook: A Weather Market for Corn in 2016?
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(13 Feb)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • First hollow stem update: February 12, 2016
  • Remediating soils affected by brine spills
  • Soil salinity problems in Kansas
  • Agricultural Mobile Apps: A review and update of calculator apps
  • Early season wheat disease outlook
  • Prescribed burning workshops set for Feb. 17 – March 3
  • Canola College 2016 in Enid, February 18
(12 Feb)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Training for Nutrient Management Planners Online Video Workshop
  • Webinar: Climate and Corn- based Cropping Systems - Findings and Recommendations for Corn Belt Farmers
  • New Video: Relative Importance of P and K for corn and soybean in Wisconsin
  • New Video: Strategies to Maximize Return on Fertilizer in 2016
  • Calculating the Soybean Yield Gap for WI Soybean Farmers
(12 Feb)
Managing Two Soybean Pests to Optimize Yield
Erin Hodgson and Greg Tylka, Iowa State Univ.
(12 Feb)
The Profitability of Biodiesel Production in 2015
Scott Irwin, Univ. of Illinois.
(12 Feb)
Survey to help Michigan soybean producers identify and overcome yield gaps
Mike Staton, Michigan State Univ.
(11 Feb)
Spray Volume is Critical for Postemergence Herbicides
Bob Hartzler and Mark Hanna, Iowa State Univ.
(10 Feb)
Successful Annual Ryegrass Termination with Herbicides (WS-52-W)
Travis Legleiter, Bill Johnson, and Bryan Young. Purdue Univ.
(9 Feb)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Useful Weather Links and Outlook
  • Understanding Regulations, Definition, Noncompliance Penalties on Fertilizer and Manure Application in Ohio
  • Manure Drag Hose Plot Results
  • 2016 Farmer Led Water Quality Monitoring
  • Solar Energy in Agriculture
(9 Feb)
Agronomic Considerations to Maximize 2016 Wheat Profitability
Carrie Knott, Univ. of Kentucky
(7 Feb)
Diseases of Corn: Stalk Rots (BP-89-W)
Anna Freije, Kiersten Wise, & Bob Nielsen; Purdue University
(5 Feb)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(5 Feb)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Management of Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans: K-State research
  • Optimal time to remove cattle from wheat pastures: First hollow stem
  • First hollow stem update and fall forage wheat yield report
  • Agriculture Technology Day, Herington, Feb. 11
  • Kansas weather summary for January 2016: Seasonally dry
(3 Feb)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(2 Feb)
Reducing Corn Production Costs in 2016: A YouTube Webinar
Purdue Center for Commercial Ag
(1 Feb)
What's Cropping Up?
Cornell University