Wheat Pete's Word, Nov 25: Snow-Till — Just Because Dad Did it Doesn't Make it Right!


It’s no surprise that this week’s Word with Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, starts with wheat. Johnson also takes us through question submissions surrounding soybean research data, red clover pricing, volunteer soybeans, wireworm control and erosion.

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  • Soybean research trial data will be available December 2, 2015 at www.gosoy.ca
  • Wheat – what’s black hole wheat? will high-protein seeds give a high-protein harvest? won’t fewer wheat acres mean better basis?
  • Fall rye – if taking fall rye off as spring forage and planting soybeans, can dairy manure be applied by drag-hose?
  • Red clover – do present prices negate the benefits of including red clover in a rotation? can red clover be seeded with raindrop nozzles in the spring? what will soil nitrogen show after red clover with triticale and peas?do
  • Herbicide options – are there any ways to take volunteer roundup ready soybeans out of adzuki beans?
  • Seed treatments – what to consider when choosing wireworm and cutworm control.
  • Tillage – Johnson rants about plowing through snow, recounting his own experience with hidden compaction. He also talks about the differences between water, wind and tillage erosion. Tillage erosion, he says, is ten times worse than wind and water combined. “Figure out how to do less for goodness sakes…just because Dad did it doesn’t make it right.”

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