Wheat Pete's Word, May 25: Applying Fungicide, Planting Soybeans and Breaking the Crust


Looking for an update on Ontario agriculture? Having issues with stripe rust, or fusarium? Wondering what this “flag test” is all about? Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, returns to answer questions and share his agronomic insight in his weekly update — the Word.

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  • Corn:
    • 02:20 Flag test update (Also, watch: Flag Test Measures Emergence Impact).
    • 04:23 Fairly significant crusting in some areas — learn the right way to break a crust.
    • 06:51 Huge difference in emergences.
  • Edible Beans:
    • 07:22 Planting has started. Don’t forget, long-term averages indicate best yields come from planting in the first week of June.
  • Hay:
    • 08:04 Hay harvest has started. Johnson can’t wait for low-lignin alfalfa…
    • 08:43 You can not fall asleep if you’re going to take winter/cereal rye as a hay crop.
  • Stripe Rust:
    • 09:20 Now being found north of London. Some varietal concerns…
    • 10:34 10-14 day latency period. Once those pustules develop, the damage is done. Spray it before that happens!
    • 11:09 It does stop developing over 25C, but starts up again after hitting 20 or lower for five or six hours. You can not afford to wait.
  • Fusarium:
    • 12:26 Think: timing, direction of spray, droplet size, boom height, wind.
  • Double Crop Soybeans
    • 13:15 We’re 5-7 days ahead of schedule with wheat — could we plant soybeans after harvest?

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