Wheat Pete's Word, Sep 30 — Questions from the Field, Coffee Shop Rumours and the World's Best Whiners


In this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, provides an update on harvest conditions in Ontario. He also answers a plethora of questions ranging from fertility and row spacing on wheat to planting grasses in waterways. Get an idea of some of the topics in the tabs below.

And, if you don’t have a chance to stream it here, scroll to the bottom for download options!

The Highlights

Harvest Updates

Wheat Pete starts off this episode with another harvest update, covering

  • Wheat
    • One crop – 120bu/ac under seeded to single-cut red clover (and harvested again!)
  • Soybeans
    •  Yields ranging from 21 to 70 bu/ac
    • The potential causes of individual plants towering above the rest of the crop
    • A whole lot of fields with green leaves and stems, but dry soybeans – What to do if you want to plant wheat?!
  • Corn
    • Yields coming in as high as 248bu/ac, some with 22% moisture.

Q & A

Some of the questions Wheat Pete covers in this episode include:

  • Can I add water to dry beans, or aerate the bin on a foggy morning to dry to bring moisture levels up?
  • Is Vitaflo as good as Dividend?
  • I have very dry, hard clay ground and I can’t get the no-till drills in the ground. Should I wait to seed winter wheat?
  • Would 10? row spacing be okay for wheat?
  • Should I spread potash on winter wheat now, or in the spring?
  • Is there any research to support humic acid or other biological seed treatments?
  • Should I worry about next year’s red clover, if spraying Infinity this fall?
  • Is it too late to seed perennial grasses for grassed waterways?[/tab]

Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-888-746-3311 or send him a tweet @wheatpete.

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