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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.

September 2017

(29 Sep)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Fall Climate Outlook 2017
  • Fall Frost/Freeze Dates 2017
  • Keep an Eye Out for Corn Stalk Rots
  • Fall: The best time to sample soil for soybean cyst nematode
(29 Sep)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Corn Grain Test Weight
  • Converting Wet Corn Weight to Dry Corn Weight
  • Kernel Red Streak in Corn
  • Updated Map of Confirmed Indiana Counties with Southern Rust
  • Create the Irrigation Repair List As You End the Season
(29 Sep)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(29 Sep)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Forecasting 2017 Kansas corn yields
  • Rate of dry down in corn before harvest
  • Soybean dry down rate before harvest
  • Stalk rots in grain sorghum
  • Best options for controlling pigweeds in soybeans
  • The spotlight is on cover crops at the 2017 Agronomy Field Day, November 3
(28 Sep)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • 2018 Weed Management Starts during Harvest 2017
  • Harvest Considerations for Variable Soybean Maturity
  • Fall is Still a Good Time to Sample for SCN and Other Plant Parasitic Nematodes
  • Weed Identification Series, Biennial Wormwood
  • Start Managing for Fusarium Head Blight Now
  • Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2017
  • Are fall applications of N to winter wheat beneficial?s
(28 Sep)
Kernel Red Streak in Corn
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue University
(28 Sep)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(26 Sep)
Here's What the Latest Research Says About Micronutrients
Daniel Kaiser, Univ of Minnesota
(25 Sep)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Using Cover Crops with Fall Manure Applications
  • Reduce the Risk of a Combine Fire
  • What’s that smell? Brown marmorated stink bug headed into homes
(25 Sep)
Corn Prices Unlikely to Find Support from September 1 Stocks Report
Todd Hubbs, Univ of Illinois Farmdoc.daily
(24 Sep)
Corn Grain Test Weight
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue University
(24 Sep)
Converting Wet Corn Weight to Dry Corn Weight
RL (Bob) Nielsen, Purdue University
(22 Sep)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus Detected in South Dakota Soybeans
  • What should I do about the spider mites that I’m finding in corn?
  • Fall Noxious Weed Control
  • 2017 National Sunflower Association Sunflower Survey
(22 Sep)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • 2017 Corn Earworm Pheromone Trap Report
  • Winter Weed Control
(22 Sep)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(22 Sep)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(22 Sep)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Summer field crop status in Kansas
  • Wheat planting conditions as of mid-September 2017
  • Bur ragweed control with early fall treatments
  • Fall control of bindweed
  • Fall Soil Sampling: Instructions for sample collection and submission to K-State Soil Testing Lab
  • The challenge of collecting a representative soil sample
  • 2017 Kansas Soybean Yield and Value Contest
(21 Sep)
Fall is Still a Good Time to Sample for SCN and Other Plant Parasitic Nematodes
Ann MacGuidwin, Damon Smith and Shawn P. Conley; Univ Wisconsin
(21 Sep)
How to Estimate Nitrogen Loss from Leaching
Brad Carlson, Univ. of Minnesota
(20 Sep)
Herbicides alone cannot adequately manage herbicide-resistant weeds – Thoughts regarding planning for next year’s soybean crop
Jeff Gunsolus, Lisa Behnken and Fritz Breitenbach, Univ. of Minnesota
(20 Sep)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(19 Sep)
Soybean Stem Borer: An Unnoticed Bug That May Cause Problems during Harvest and Reduce Yields in Soybeans
Raul Villanueva, KyGrains.info, Univ of Kentucky
(18 Sep)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Are Fall Herbicide Treatments Necessary in Xtend Soybeans?
  • Should we add Diaporthe stem canker and Cercospora leaf blight to our list of disease ratings for Ohio in 2018?
  • Harvest Weather Outlook
(16 Sep)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(15 Sep)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Optimum sowing dates and seeding rates for wheat in Kansas
  • Evaluating wheat seed size to improve wheat seeding density
  • Calibrating the seed drill prior to wheat planting to improve seed distribution
  • Late-season stalk lodging in corn
  • Late-season purpling in sorghum
  • Tips to avoid subsoil compaction during row crop harvest
  • Sugarcane aphid in Kansas sorghum - September 2017 update
(8 Sep)
South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter
South Dakota State Univ.
  • Southern Rust Confirmed in Several Counties
  • Brown Stem Rot and Frogeye Leaf Spot Developing in Soybeans
  • Now is the Time to Scout for Palmer Amaranth
  • Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybean Confirmed in South Dakota
  • Planting Winter Wheat Into Dry Soil
(8 Sep)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(8 Sep)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(8 Sep)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Early planting of wheat can lead to several problems
  • Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans - 2017 update
  • Estimating sorghum yield potential
  • Late-season purpling in corn
  • Using cover crops to improve nitrogen availability for grain sorghum
  • Effect of low temperatures on summer row crops
(7 Sep)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • 2017 UW Extension Pest Management Update Meetings
  • Western Bean Cutworm Scouting
  • Slugs in a Cereal Rye Cover Crop
  • Key Management Practices That Explain Soybean Yield Gaps
  • Putting Farm Safety into Practice, Silage and Grain Harvest
(7 Sep)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Bt Crops, Resistance, and IPM Video Released
  • Western Bean Cutworm Resistance Confirmed
  • 2017 Corn Earworm Pheromone Trap Catches
(7 Sep)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
(6 Sep)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Wheat Management for Fall 2017
  • Wheat Variety Selection: An Important First Step for Reducing Scab and Vomitoxin
  • Estimating Soybean Yield
  • Weather Outlook: Tropical Systems Influence
  • Western Bean Cutworm 2017 Trapping and Monitoring Summary
  • "Last Chance" Fertilizer Applicator Certification Programs
(6 Sep)
Is It Soybean Stem Canker…or Something Else?
Kiersten Wise & Carl Bradley, KyGrains.info, Univ of Kentucky
(6 Sep)
New Resources Available for Fungal Diseases in Corn
KyGrains.info, Univ of Kentucky
(6 Sep)
New Resources Available for Soybean Diseases
KyGrains.info, Univ of Kentucky
(5 Sep)
Rotation and nitrogen management are keys to optimizing corn production following alfalfa
Jeff Coulter, Univ. of Minnesota
(5 Sep)
Tips for Foliar Fertilization
Dan Kaiser, Univ. of Minnesota
(5 Sep)
Avoid Making Cover Crops a Pest
Travis Legleither, KyGrains.info, Univ of Kentucky
(1 Sep)
Key Management Practices That Explain Soybean Yield Gaps
Shawn Conley, Univ of Wisconsin
(1 Sep)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Green Stink Bug Observed in Southern Indiana Soybean Fields
  • Weird Insect of the Week, Thistle Caterpillar
  • 2017 Corn Earworm Pheromone Trap Catches
  • How Many Hours Could We Spray Dicamba Postemergence in 2017?
  • Updated Map of Confirmed Indiana Counties with Southern Rust
(1 Sep)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(1 Sep)
Flooded Corn and Chance for Survival
Chad Lee, KyGrains.info, Univ of Kentucky
(1 Sep)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Aflatoxin in corn: A potential concern in dry years
  • Considerations when harvesting drought-stressed corn for grain
  • Basal bark and cut-stump herbicide applications for control of woody plants on rangeland
  • Accessing National Weather Service forecasts from mobile devices and the internet
  • Update on sugarcane aphids and other pests of sorghum
  • Start scouting now for sorghum headworms
  • New K-State publication on the interaction between corn plant density and yield environment