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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.

January 2018

(30 Jan)
The Need for Above Trend Yields or Higher Prices to Break-Even
Gary Schnitkey, Univ of Illinois Farmdoc.daily
(30 Jan)
New Research Shows Increased Yield with Liming Treatments
Jeff Vetsch, Univ. of Minnesota
(29 Jan)
Is It Time to Sell New Crop Soybeans?
Todd Hubbs, Univ of Illinois Farmdoc.daily
(26 Jan)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(26 Jan)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Topdressing canola: How to maximize the benefits
  • New herbicides and label changes for corn and sorghum in 2018
  • Update: Soybean School at Phillipsburg rescheduled for March 21
  • La Nina outlook for February through April in Kansas
(25 Jan)
Crop Economics: Continuing Need to Cut Costs
Gary Schnitkey, Univ of Illinois Farmdoc.daily
(24 Jan)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology Fungicide Tests Summary
  • Economic Forecast for Corn Production Next Season
  • UW-River Falls Field Scout Training Class, March 13-14
  • Corn Cost of Production Estimates for 2018
  • EPA Open Comment Period for Neonicotinoid Insecticides
(23 Jan)
Impacts of Lowering Coverage Levels and Using Harvest Price Exclusion on Soybeans
Gary Schnitkey, Univ of Illinois
(23 Jan)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Reminders about dicamba training
  • Soil Aggregate Stability – a soil health physical indicator
  • What’s Limiting Soybean Yield?
  • Take Soybean Production Survey and Receive $40
  • Customizing your Weed Management Program
(22 Jan)
Can Corn Prices Get Above the Current Range?
Todd Hubbs, Univ of Illinois
(19 Jan)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(19 Jan)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Update on possible impacts of January's cold temperatures to the Kansas wheat crop
  • Kansas crop disease summary for 2017
  • Late-winter preplant applications for kochia control
  • Prescribed Burning workshops scheduled for 2018
  • Training required for application of dicamba herbicides
  • Western Kansas Forage Conference, February 21 in Garden City
  • Register by January 31 for the K-State Sorghum Schools in early February
  • K-State Soybean Schools offered in late January
(18 Jan)
Five Tips for Profitably Managing Sulfur
Daniel Kaiser, Univ. of Minnesota
(18 Jan)
Downwind Buffers and Susceptible Crop Restrictions for New Dicamba Products
Bob Hartzler, Iowa State Univ
(16 Jan)
USDA Reports Provide Some Surprises
Todd Hubbs, Univ of Illinois Farmdoc.daily
(15 Jan)
Michigan Extension Field Crops News
Michigan State Univ.
(12 Jan)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
(12 Jan)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Winter/spring options for winter annual broadleaf control in wheat
  • Training required for application of dicamba herbicides
  • Prescribed Burning workshops scheduled for 2018
  • Kansas weather highlights for 2017
  • 2017 Kansas climate summary: Dry to wet to dry again
  • Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference, January 18-19 in Junction City
  • Canola College 2018 in Enid, Oklahoma, January 19
  • Cover Your Acres Winter Conference, January 16-17 in Oberlin
  • Western Kansas Forage Conference, February 21 in Garden City
  • Mark your calendar for the K-State Sorghum Schools in early February
  • Get registered for the K-State Soybean Schools offered in late January
(11 Jan)
Habits of Financially Resilient Farms
Nick Paulson, Univ of Illinois Farmdoc.daily
(10 Jan)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
(9 Jan)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • What accounts for variability in grain protein levels in corn?
  • 2017 Northwest Ohio Corn Silage Test
  • Agronomic Crops and YouTube
  • The Effects of Soil Conservation Practices on Selected Soil Health Indicators
  • Fertilizer Recertification Begins in 2018
  • 2018 Agronomic crops Outlook Meetings
  • Customizing your Weed Management Program
  • Northern Ohio Crops Day
  • Tax Webinar for Farmers and Farmland Owners
  • Wyandot Agronomy Day January 25th – Sycamore
  • 2018 Central Ohio Agronomy School “The Nuts & Bolts About Corn & Soybean Production”
  • 2018 SW Ohio Corn College
  • Northern Ohio Hay Production Day
  • Input Wanted- Ohio Farm Custom Rate Survey – 2018
  • Coshocton/Muskingum Agronomy School
(9 Jan)
Rye Cover Crops in Corn Production on Irrigated Sands
Natalie Ricks and Fabián Fernández, Univ. of Minnesota
(5 Jan)
Kansas Agronomy E-update
Kansas State Univ.
  • Possible impacts of the recent cold weather to the Kansas wheat crop
  • Frozen pond safety guidelines
  • December weather summary for Kansas: Roller coaster temperatures
  • Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference, January 18-19 in Junction City
  • Canola College 2018 in Enid, Oklahoma, January 19
  • Cover Your Acres Winter Conference, January 16-17 in Oberlin
  • Don't miss the Kansas Corn Management Schools in early January!
  • Mark your calendar for the K-State Sorghum Schools in early February
  • Get registered for the K-State Soybean Schools offered in late January
  • K-State 2018 Chemical Weed Control Guide now available online
(4 Jan)
Minnesota-specific dicamba training and use requirements
Natalie Hoidal, Tana Haugen-Brown, Dean Herzfeld, and Dave Nicolai, Univ. of Minnesota
(3 Jan)
Reducing Bt trait acres in the 2018 corn crop to cut production costs? Implications for European corn borer
Bruce Potter, Ken Ostlie, & Bill Hutchinson, Univ. of Minnesota
(3 Jan)
Changes to 2018 Crop Insurance Rates for Corn and Soybeans
Gary Schnitkey, Univ of Illinois Farmdoc.daily
(3 Jan)
Evaluating the Need for Sulfur in High Organic Matter Soils
Daniel Kaiser, Univ. of Minnesota