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


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.

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


  • 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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