I was at AgriTrade in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday and I talked Sarah Foster from 20/20 Seed Labsabout how they are finding lower germination results in peas this winter due to glyphosate damage. It is essential that you test your saved seed before you make any plans on planting. Planting high quality seed is critical to giving yourself a chance to have success. If the crop doesn’t germinate you will not have to worry about herbicides or fungicides. If you you dried down your peas this season and intend to save the seed please get your seed tested at a certified lab. This is truly a corner that is not worth cutting in the high stakes game of farming.
Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 21: Product residue, carbon to nitrogen ratio, split-app N, and powerful ground
When you think about managing crop residue breakdown, do you think about the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio of the residue? If not, it might be time to do so, as genetic advancements in corn, for example, has actually made it somewhat harder for stalks to breakdown. That's just one discussion in this week's episode of Wheat Pete's…Read more »