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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.

July 2016

(31 July)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Grasshoppers in South Dakota Crops
  • Adult Corn Rootworm Emergence Underway in South Dakota
  • Corn Diseases Update
  • The Value of Crop Residue More
(31 July)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Kansas wheat crop wrap-up for 2016
  • Improving canola breeding with bees
  • Soil calcium and magnesium levels: Does the ratio make a difference?
  • New publication on wheat variety fall forage yield and first hollow stem dates
  • Kansas River Valley Experiment Field fall field day, August 9
  • Winter canola preplant school, August 11 in Concordia
  • Planter School at K-State, August 15
  • East Central Experiment Field fall field day, August 17
  • Northwest Research-Extension Center fall field day, August 23
  • Agricultural Research Center-Hays fall field day, August 24
  • Southwest Research-Extension Center fall field day, August 25
(31 July)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(29 July)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Spider Mites in Corn
  • Fall Armyworm Making Their Presence Known
  • Western Bean Cutworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • 2016 Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • VIDEO: Purdue Offers Herbicide Resistance Weed Screening
(28 July)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Corn Rusts in Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Corn Disease Update
  • Wild Parsnip, an expanding problem along roadsides in Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin White Mold Risk Map
(28 July)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(28 July)
Japanese beetle populations increasing in soybean in parts of southeastern Minnesota
Robert Koch, Univ. of Minnesota
(28 July)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(27 July)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(25 July)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Spider Mite Be a Problem
  • Seeking a Twospotted Spider Mite Trial Location
  • Marestail Control in Wheat Stubble - Part 2: Cover Crop Considerations
  • Got waterhemp? – Find Out the Herbicide Resistance Characteristics Now
  • Hot, Dry Conditions Stressing Corn
  • Late Summer Seeding of Perennial Forages
  • Data Retention and Availability –The Big Data Confusion: Part 11
(25 July)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(23 July)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Sugarcane aphid scouting and management on sorghum for 2016
  • Overcoming some of the limiting factors in southeast Kansas wheat production
  • 2016 Forecasted corn yield potential and attainable yields
  • Importance of post-wheat harvest weed control in dryland cropping systems
  • Saline County dryland corn plot /on-farm research tour, July 28
  • Kansas River Valley Experiment Field fall field day, August 9
  • East Central Experiment Field fall field day, August 17
  • Southwest Research-Extension Center fall field day, August 25
(22 July)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Soybean Aphid Threshold Review: It's Still 250 Aphids/Plant
  • A New Tool for Mite Management in Soybeans
  • Western Bean Cutworm Numbers Continue to Impress in Northern Indiana
  • Western Bean Cutworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • 2016 Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • A Fast & Accurate "Pregnancy" Test for Corn
  • Agricultural Tile Drains Clogged With Cover Crop Roots?
(21 July)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(21 July)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin White Mold Risk Map
  • Soybean Aphids
  • Benchmarking Soybean Production Systems in the North-Central USA
  • Cover crops following wheat or other small grains – Selection and management guidelines
(20 July)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(20 July)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(19 July)
Soybean Yield Expectations when Planting in July (and possibly August) in Kentucky
Carrie Knott, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(19 July)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Weather Outlook
  • Controlling marestail in wheat stubble
  • Western Bean Cutworm Count Rising and Eggs Hatching
  • Reminder about late-season scouting for Palmer amaranth and waterhemp
  • Developing a Plan to Keep Nutrients in the Field
  • Corn pollination
  • Field Day for Fertilizer Applicator Certification
(18 July)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(18 July)
The sugarcane aphid arrived to KY a month earlier in 2016 than in 2015
Raul Villanueva, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(18 July)
How Big Is the Market for U.S. Corn?
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(17 July)
Just the facts: A review of the biology and economics behind soybean aphid recommendations
University of Minnesota: Bruce Potter, Robert Koch & Phil Glogoza Iowa State University: Erin Hodgson Purdue University: Christian Krupke Penn State University: John Tooker Michigan State University: Chris DiFonzo Ohio State University: Andrew Michel & Kelley Tilmon North Dakota State University: Travis Prochaska & Janet Knodel University of Nebraska: Robert Wright & Thomas E. Hunt University of Wisconsin: Bryan Jensen University of Illinois: Kelley Estes & Joseph Spencer
(16 July)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(16 July)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(16 July)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Hot weather ahead -- Impacts on summer row crops
  • Canola yields rebound across Kansas in 2016
  • Liming prior to fall seedings of alfalfa
  • Plant analysis for testing nutrient levels in soybeans
  • Updated, expanded “Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings” publication
(15 July)
A Fast & Accurate "Pregnancy" Test for Corn
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(15 July)
Ear Shake Test to Determine Corn Pollination Progress - VIDEO
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(15 July)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Tassel Emergence & Pollen Shed
  • Silk Development and Emergence in Corn
  • Irrigation Scheduling Tools from Purdue and MSU Extension
  • Scouting Critical When Making Corn Disease Management Decisions
  • Western Bean Cutworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • 2016 Corn Earworm Trap Report
(14 July)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Evaluating Corn Roots for Rootworm Damage
  • Small Grains Harvest and Combine Fires
  • Wisconsin White Mold Risk Map
  • Don’t Miss Agronomy/Soils Field Day – August 31
(14 July)
Testing common waterhemp for resistance to PPO- inhibiting herbicides
Jeffrey Gunsolus, Univ. of Minnesota
(14 July)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(13 July)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(12 July)
Tassel Emergence & Pollen Shed
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(12 July)
Silk Development and Emergence in Corn
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(12 July)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Insect Pests we’re Watching Now
  • Corn Pollination Underway in Early Planted Fields
  • Reminder –Western Agricultural Research Station to have Two Field Days Next Week
(11 July)
Soybean Prices Dominated By Supply Uncertainty
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(8 July)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Dry, Heat Drive Drought Expansion in South Dakota
  • Drought-Induced Corn Potassium Deficiency
  • Scout and Soil Test for the Soybean Cyst Nematode
  • Soybean Aphid Observed on S.D. Soybean
  • Reports of Severe Insect Injury to Sorghum
  • Small Grain Pre-Harvest Weed Control
(8 July)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(8 July)
Flooded Corn and Chance for Survival
Chad Lee, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(8 July)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Corn harvest efficiency
  • Managing glyphosate-tolerant volunteer corn in summer fallow
  • Factors to consider before baling or burning wheat residue
  • Drought stress in corn
  • Kansas climate basics: Top 10 hottest, coldest, driest, and wettest years in Kansas
(7 July)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin White Mold Risk Map
  • Soybean Phytophthora Survey Update
(7 July)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Western Bean Cutworm Update and VIDEO
  • Weird Insect of the Week
  • Western Bean Cutworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • 2016 Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot
(7 July)
Recovery and management of corn and soybean following wind and hail damage
Jeff Coulter & Seth Naeve, Univ. of Minnesota
(7 July)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(7 July)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(6 July)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(6 July)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • A WARM JULY WITH HIGHLY VARIABLE RAINFALL!
  • Is it Phytophthora stem rot? Is it flooding injury? Or is it both?
  • Western Bean Cutworm Flight is Beginning and Concerns for Late Planted Corn
  • Agronomy Field Day at South Charleston
  • Pesticide Applicator Field Day
  • Northwest Ohio Precision Ag Sprayer Clinic and Recert - August 9th
(6 July)
Demonstrating the Extreme: Autotoxicity in Alfalfa
M. Scott Wells, David Nichol, and Roger Becker, Univ. of Minnesota
(6 July)
Early Season Cover Crop Interseeding in Corn
M. Scott Wells, Alex Hard, Eric Ristau, and David Nicolai, Univ. of Minnesota
(6 July)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(5 July)
Corn Prices Face Strong Headwinds
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(1 July)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Japanese Beetle Emerging, the Impact to Field Crops is Usually Minimal
  • Western Bean Cutworm Moth Flight Begins
  • Western Bean Cutworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Armyworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • 2016 Corn Earworm Trap Report
  • Saturated soils and supplemental nitrogen: Research update
  • Late June Crop Water Needs
  • Purdue Offers Herbicide Resistant Weed Screening
(1 July)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Cutworms Causing Problems in S.D. Sunflower
  • Differentiating Between Wheat Head Diseases and Disorders
  • Dectes Stem Borer Adults Present in S.D. Sunflower
  • True Armyworm Scouting in Spring and Winter Wheat
  • Drought Concerns: Milo & Forage Sorghum as Potential Alternatives
(1 July)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(1 July)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(1 July)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • New corn growth and development poster from K-State
  • New wheat growth and development poster from K-State
  • Kansas climate basics: Pt. 7 – Daily precipitation and snowfall records
(1 July)
How to monitor and when to control the early abundance of thrips on soybeans fields?
Raul Villanueva, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(30 June)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Soybean Flowers, Glyphosate Label, and Wheel Track Damage...Oh My!
  • Time to Start Watching for White Mold in Soybeans
  • Fusarium Head Blight and Wisconsin Wheat Harvest in 2016
  • The Nebulous of Non- Nodulating Soybean in 2015 and Again in 2016
  • Research lacking to back claims for foliar-applied fertilizers
  • Plant analysis are you using it and interpreting the results correctly?
  • What is happening in the corn plant during the month of July?
  • Wisconsin Northern Corn Leaf Blight Update – June 29, 2016
  • Irrigation / Evapotranspiration (ET) Software Tools Update