Wheat Pete's Word, Sept 20: Red clover, red soybeans and double cobs of corn


Host Peter Johnson is back in the office for this episode of The Word. In trying to catch up on a plethora of questions, Johnson discusses: wheat after silage, double cob corn, red soybean leaves and so much more.

Have a question you’d like Peter to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave Peter a message at 1-888-746-3311, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected].

Though we recommend taking the time to listen to the entire show, you can also pick out the topics that most interest you, by using the summary below as a guide.


  • 00:50 – Update on temperature and rainfall in Ontario, and how that will (or won’t) impact yield.
  • 03:10 – Red soybean leaves – is it cercospora or is it photosynthate built up in the leaves?
  • 04:40 – High variability in bean yields this year.
  • 05:15 – DOUBLE COBS IN CORN.
  • 06:00 – Clubroot in canola.
  • 06:25 – You do not want to put any 2,4-D or dicamba on ahead of fall-planted wheat.
  • 07:30 – Was it frost, or daylength, that improved control on Canada thistle?
  • 08:15 – Do I need to control grass weeds in a harvested corn silage field before sowing winter wheat?
  • 09:30 – Is there an easy way to mix MAP with wheat seed, or is there a toxicity issue?
  • 11:10 – Is elemental sulphur safe in the fall on wheat?
  • 11:50 – Is gypsum a good way to apply calcium?
  • 13:15 – How much rain does it take to drop wheat quality at harvest?
  • 14:00 – Can I plant anything with cereal rye for grazing next spring?
  • 14:20 – Is there any difference in nitrogen in clover plants clipped twice versus once?
  • 14:45 – Clover is looking thin – should I leave it or take it out? And if the latter, when?
  • 15:45 – 2,4-D is not good on red clover. Go for dicamba and glyphosate (though be cognizant of timing)

Wake up with RealAgriculture

Subscribe to our daily newsletters to keep you up-to-date with our latest coverage every morning.

Wake up with RealAgriculture

Other Episodes

Wheat Pete's Word (view all)Season 3 (2017) Episode 14

Please register to read and comment.


Register for a RealAgriculture account to manage your Shortcut menu instead of the default.