Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 23: No, No, No, Not on Frozen Soil

This week’s Word starts off with comments and feedback from last week’s rant on tillage. Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, discusses tillage, late nitrogen on corn, and so much more.

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  • The Three T’s — Things. Take. Time.
  • Everybody has to calculate their own costs.
  • Ploughing things after three years is probably the worst case scenario. Don’t bring up the subsoil.
  • In corn, 37% of nitrogen is taken up post-tassel. So, late nitrogen application good in corn, whether silage or grain.
  • The problem with ESN: It’s highly dependent on time and temperature. Variable results.
  • Top-dressing versus side-dressing urea on corn.
  • To Agrotain or not to Agrotain.
  • Split-nitrogen on wheat ALERT. When we make urea in North America, manufacturers take biuret out before selling…Offshore manufacturers aren’t as worried…
  • Infinity on wheat December 5 — Can I grow red clover?
  • Manure — NOT ON FROZEN SOIL.
  • Now, spend some time with family and friends. It’s good for you, and it’s good for them.




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A team effort of RealAgriculture videographers and editorial staff to make sure that you have the latest in agronomy information for your farm.


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One Comment


Pete – so enjoy your talks and information – I was having trouble figuring out how to get the latest info and figured it out – have been no tiling since the 80’s and things continue to improve. Neighbor share crops some of the land and has noticed the difference in our soil structure compared to his and so he is now all notil as well. Anyway, keep up the great work and positive attitude – much appreciated. Doug


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