In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson takes us through updates on moisture conditions in Ontario and the incredible corn crop (but it’s not all roses). Then: questions around weed control, cereal rye as a cover crop and applying dairy manure now.

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 – Yes, Johnson is late this week — rain was coming and corn plots needed to be harvested!
  • 01:45 – Registration is open for the SouthWest Agricultural Conference.
  • 02:35 – Where does all this rain keep coming from?
  • 03:00 – How is my winter wheat going to do in flooding?
  • 04:10 – Barley really doesn’t like wet feet, where oats can tolerate it.
  • 04:35 – If the soil isn’t right, don’t plant wheat in November.
  • 05:10 – Dormant seeding spring wheat in Saskatchewan.
  • 06:00 – There are no mistakes in agriculture, just test plots.
  • 06:35 – I didn’t get into the field — can I keep my wheat seed for next year? Big challenge: insects.
  • 07:18 – Essex test plot saw 300 bushels per acre of corn! The list continues. What could be causing these amazing yields?
  • 09:25 – If you’re getting grade four corn out of the bottom of your grain dryer, turn the plenum temperature down.
  • 10:25 – Also seeing soft kernels, and more dockage as a result. Watch this crop in storage!
  • 11:15 – Let’s not forget the toxin issue.
  • 12:30 – Are western bean cutworms spreading disease in corn?
  • 13:12 – Winter wheat has emerged, what about Infinity and cold temperatures?
  • 13:45 – Spraying clover out with low temperatures?
  • 14:30 – Huge horsetail problem — is there anything I can spray it with this fall?
  • 15:27 – Thoughts on 45lb/ac cereal rye on heavy clay as a cover crop?
  • 15:43 – Would dairy manure be taken up by cereal rye or just get washed away?

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