Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 27: Beware the timing of hay harvest

Host Peter Johnson is non-stop in this episode of The Word, as he tries to catch up on topics ranging from 100 bushel/acre wheat to slugs in cover crops.

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  • 01:00 – Ontario breaking temperature records. An update on crop heat unit accumulation, corn staging, silage progress,
  • 03:30 – Double crop soybeans aren’t looking good. A discussion on forage value, if necessary.
  • 04:20 – Hay harvest underway. Great quality, but beware of the timing.
  • 05:40 – Disappointing wheat. Provincial average didn’t break 90bu/ac (89.8).
  • 06:20 – How do I get 100bu/ac wheat?
  • 07:40 – Does soil cracking due to dry conditions break up compaction the same as a deep ripper?
  • 08:50 – How deep should I plant my wheat?
  • 10:30 – Do I leave the seed in the bag or put it in the ground and wait for rain? What population should I target?
  • 11:00 – Does broadcast phosphorous pay?
  • 12:10 – What do I do with fleabane that’s escaped in the soybeans, when I’m wanting to seed winter wheat?
  • 13:50 – Can I no-till my winter wheat into corn silage field? When do I apply liquid manure?
  • 15:10 – Can I put manure on ahead of potatoes?
  • 15:40 – Slugs have wiped out the cover crop, what do I do?

RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

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