Wheat Pete's Word, Feb 3: 15" Rows, Twin Banding and a Balmy Start to February

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In this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, answers questions around weather, rotations and fertility.

Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected]

Highlights:

  • Recognize that food is everyone’s business. If you’ve farmed today, thank a consumer.
  • We’re in a marketing range on corn, soybeans and wheat right now.
  • How is the warm weather affecting winter wheat? Alfalfa?
  • The snow is gone, is it too early to seed red clover?
  • Why can’t I plant 15″ row wheats? And what about cross seeding?
    • Every inch of change fin row width rom 7.5″ sees a 1% yield loss.
    • More dandelions, fleabane between the rows. Crop competition is the best weed control option we can get.
    • Nobody wants to seed it twice.
  • What should follow a high-manure corn silage crop in a rotation?
  • Think fertility and disease/pest transmission when considering what to put in your rotation.
  • Banding both sides of the row…worth it?
  • If a winter wheat missed the fall phosphorous application, should it receive one in spring?

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