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Wheat School: Why Does Wheat Lose Test Weight When it Gets Rained On?

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You wouldn’t think that it works this way, says Peter Johnson, cereal specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, but every single time mature wheat gets ... Read More »

Managing Residue Key to No-Till Wheat Planting

AC Emerson winter wheat

When it comes to planting no-till wheat, Phil Needham, of Needham Ag Technologies, says farmers need to think first about the combine before rolling out the drill. “You can buy ... Read More »

Wheat School: Did my Wheat Make it? Early Input Decisions for the Ontario Wheat Crop

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As Ontario cereal specialist Peter Johnson says, farmers aren’t satisfied ’til they’ve (mentally) killed the winter wheat crop three times. So, it’s no surprise then, that as the earliest fields ... Read More »

Wheat School: Seedbed Prep Begins at the Combine

Wheat Pete Residue

The seed drill does its most precise job if running through uniform residue and soil. While there’s little you can do about soil variability, residue management is well within your ... Read More »

Wheat School: Essential Fertility Planning for Wheat Production

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Side band? Top dress? Add micros or not? When it comes to wheat production many farmers are looking to closely match crop needs with fertilizer applications, but exactly how to ... Read More »

Wheat School: Strategies for Minimizing Fungicide & Insecticide Spray Drift

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Herbicide spray drift gets all the attention, and for good reason — the impacts are visual and nearly immediate. Does that mean drift doesn’t occur with other products? Absolutely not. ... Read More »

Wheat School: Identifying Spray Inversion Risks & How to Avoid Drift

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When it comes to spraying, earlier in the day is always better, right? Well, no. And that’s because of a often misunderstood or unknown atmospheric condition known as an inversion. ... Read More »

Wheat School: Timing a Pre-Harvest Glyphosate Application Right

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With high fusarium levels threatening the quality of this year’s wheat crop, Peter Johnson, cereal specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, is urging farmers to take the ... Read More »