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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.

April 2017

(28 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(28 Apr)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(28 Apr)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Considerations for ground vs. aerial applications of fungicide to wheat
  • Is there any value to starter fertilizer on soybeans?
  • Corn planting in Kansas: Soil moisture and precipitation outlook for late April
  • New K-State publication on the yield benefits of drought-tolerant corn hybrids
  • 2017 In-Depth Wheat Diagnostic School in Hutchinson, May 10-11
  • Four winter canola tours scheduled in May
  • Cover Crop Field Day planned at K-State HB Ranch in Trego County
  • Southwest Research-Extension Center Spring Field Day, May 25
(28 Apr)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Sampling for Plant Parasitic Nematodes: Your Result is as Good as the Sample You Provide
  • Alfalfa Weevil Development Map
  • Armyworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Black Cutworm Adult Pheromone Report
  • Managing Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) in Wheat
  • VIDEO: Optimal Fungicide Timing for Fusarium Head Blight
  • VIDEO: Wheat Stripe Rust
(27 Apr)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update
  • Consider cover crop plans for summer and fall when selecting crop herbicides this spring
  • Options for Alfalfa Removal in Spring
  • Videos: Spring time disease scouting for alfalfa and winter wheat
  • Variable Rate Seeding Prescription Maps for Soybean
(28 Apr)
A Reminder on NAFTA and Agriculture
Jonathan Coppess, Kathy Baylis, & Gary Schnitkey, Univ. of Illinois
(27 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(27 Apr)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Effect of freeze on April 27, 2017, on wheat in boot and early heading stages
  • Susceptibility of newly planted corn to April 27 freeze
(27 Apr)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(26 Apr)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(26 Apr)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(25 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(25 Apr)
Acre Changes in Crops from 1991 to 2016
Gary Schnitkey, Univ. of Illinois
(25 Apr)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Getting corn off to a good start - planting depth can make a difference
  • Wheat Growth Stages and Associated Management: Feekes 7, 8, and 9
  • BIG SWINGS IN WEATHER PATTERN AHEAD
  • Seeding Recommendations Following Pipeline Construction
  • Cooperators Needed for Pipeline Impacts Study
  • Pasture Walk to Evaluate Forages
(24 Apr)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(24 Apr)
Current Corn Market Price Factors for 2017
Todd Hubbs, Univ. of Illinois
(21 Apr)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Planting Date and Maturity Group Considerations Moving into a Potentially Early Spring 2017
  • Hay Desiccants and Preservatives
  • Cutting Alfalfa Very Frequently
  • The Seed Variety Database is Now Live
  • What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2017?
(21 Apr)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • This Week, Even More Armyworm Moths
  • Alfalfa Weevil Development Map
  • Armyworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Black Cutworm Adult Pheromone Report
(21 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(21 Apr)
Fungicide application for protection against scab – what do I do when I can’t hit the “perfect” timing?
Carl Bradley, Grain Crops Update, Univ of Kentucky
(20 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(18 Apr)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Facts about Early-Season Wheat Diseases
  • Soybean and Small Grain Research Report Available Online
  • Soybean Planting Date, Row Width, and Seeding Rate Recommendations
  • Alfalfa Weevil: An early-season pest
(17 Apr)
Planting Progress and Implications for Corn and Soybean Acreage
Todd Hubbs, Univ. of Illinois
(14 Apr)
Relationship between Cash Rent and Net Return to Land
Nathan Carson & Michael Langemeier, Purdue Univ.
(14 Apr)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Healthy Dose of Armyworm Moths
  • Alfalfa Weevil Management Guidelines
  • Armyworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Black Cutworm Adult Pheromone Report
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Spring Burndown Applications To Weeds And Cover Crops
(14 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(14 Apr)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Wheat stripe rust on the move in Kansas
  • Wheat leaf rust and tan spot getting a foothold in Kansas
  • Wheat growing conditions update: April 14, 2017
  • Corn planting in Kansas: Soil moisture and precipitation outlook
  • Soybean planting dates and maturity group: Trends and K-State recommendations
(13 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(13 Apr)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(12 Apr)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(11 Apr)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Still trying to figure out what to do with dicamba in Xtend soybeans this year?
  • Establishing New Forage Stands
  • New Forage Website Launched
(11 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(11 Apr)
Earliest Planting, Final Planting Dates, and Prevented Planting Factors for Crop Insurance
Gary Schnitkey, Univ. of Illinois
(7 Apr)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Insect Musing for a Wet, Cool Early April
  • Armyworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Black Cutworm Adult Pheromone Report
  • Yield Response of Corn to Plant Population in Indiana
  • Residual Herbicides and Fall Cover Crop Establishment
  • The Dicamba Labels for Xtend Soybeans
(7 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(7 Apr)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Weed control strategies in grain sorghum
  • Corn planting in Kansas: Status as of early April
  • Early reports of stripe rust and leaf rust in wheat
  • Drought-tolerant corn hybrids: Yield benefits
  • Wheat growth stage update and risk of freeze damage: April 7, 2017
(7 Apr)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(6 Apr)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • 2017 Field Crop Fungicide Efficacy Tables Now Posted
  • 2017 Wisconsin Soybean Association Soybean Yield Contest
  • Stripe Rust Found to be Present and Already Active in Wisconsin Winter Wheat
  • Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Announces Changes to the 2017 Free Nematode Testing Program
  • Risk and Profitability of Lowering Your Soybean Seeding Rates in 2017
(5 Apr)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
(4 Apr)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Some last minute tips to manage diseases before we hit the planters
  • Managing Frost Injured Alfalfa
  • Wetness Could Delay Early Planting
  • True Armyworm Moth Count Running High
  • Too Early to Plant…Take Soybean Production Survey and Receive $40
  • EPA Denies Petition to Ban Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
  • Now is the Time to Check Your Nozzles
(3 Apr)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.