Wheat Pete's Word, Oct 18: Cutting hay, calibrating monitors and harvesting corn

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In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson takes us through this week’s crop notes, and questions around cereals, hay, weed control and poor crops.

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Summary

  • 01:00 – Unbelievable feedback! But that does not mean you can quit! Keep yields and questions coming.
  • 02:05 – 52 bu/ac soybeans after cereal rye crop
  • 02:20 – General consensus seems that wheat acres are going up.
  • 02:35 – 2019 soft red winter wheat running at $6/bu.
  • 03:00 – The importance of calibrating yield monitors! 
  • 04:45 – Research in Ohio shows it more economical to harvest corn in late October than to wait until November.
  • 06:06 – Wheat planted early: is there any risk of the Ontario wheat crop getting too much top?
  • 06:30 – How many heat units does a wheat crop need before freeze-up?
  • 07:15 – Seed treatment comparisons for wheat.
  • 07:45 – Finding a flush of weeds post-seeding: should I spray it now?
  • 08:40 – Should I spray for fleabane even though I can’t see any in my winter wheat right now?
  • 10:20 – Do I treat triticale the same as soft red winter wheat?
  • 11:00 – Why is my cereal rye emerging purple?
  • 11:20 – What’s the difference in nitrogen in red clover credit if I plow vs burn-down?
  • 12:10 – Nitrogen out of red clover vs Y Drops pre-tassle on corn crop?
  • 12:55 – Cutting hay during or after the critical period.
  • 14:03 – Wild daisy in alfalfa, what do I do?
  • 14:50 – Seeded heavy oats and saw nitrogen deficiency, upped pea population and now not seeing it.
  • 15:32 – Two neighbours with soybeans: one got 65 bu/ac, the other 10bu/ac. Why?
  • 16:15 – What came first, the rootworm or the crappy corn crop?

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