Wheat Pete's Word,March 15: Early Cereal Seeding, Clover Choices, and Too-Early Nitrogen


It may not be the Great One, but this sure is the number 99 episode of Wheat Pete’s Word. To celebrate, your host Peter Johnson answers your questions from the week that was, and there are some great ones. From how early is too early for wheat in Western Canada, to why canola is a different story, you’ll learn a thing or two about growing points, we promise.

From there, the questions head back east to talking red clover management, when you choose single vs double cut clover (and why), and on to early nitrogen applications, sulphur when and hows, crop trampling calculations, streamer nozzles,

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Don’t forget to send Peter your questions and comments! Leave a message at 1-888-746-3311, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected].


  • What do you lose by tramping the crop while spraying? Check out this Tramping chart to see what you could be losing
  • Crowns, growing points, and early seeding — from wheat and barley, to alfalfa and canola, why does seeding depth and timing have to do with frost risk management?
  • Single vs. double cut clover on wheat – what does your wheat look like? Good wheat: double, patchy or less strong: single cut, but what about fall weed control? Single cut is the way to go. But it’s in short supply, so any clover is better than none. Get going on it!
  • It’s too early for nitrogen! Why? Risk of losses are just too high (and in so many ways)
  • When does sulphur go down? With the first N pass. We don’t lose it.
  • Streamers! It’s not a parade, it’s all about application, droplets, and uniformity, What’s best?

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