Wheat Pete's Word, Dec 20: Corn yields, frost-seeding and no-till erosion


In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson covers yield, tillage, erosion, cover crops, and more.

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 – This is the last Wheat Pete’s Word for 2017!
  • 02:15 – The power of the positive.
  • 03:00 – The Soybean Seasonal Summary. “Grow wheat”!
  • 03:25 – Mind-blowing corn yields. With about 2/3 of the reports in, the average corn yield is 186bu/ac!
  • 04:30 – Why is it that one neighbour has grade 2 corn, while another has grade 4?
  • 05:00 – Yield overview for Ontario.
  • 05:35 – A no-till guy shares trial data on tough clay. How to bring up yields?
  • 07:20 – Sloped, no-till field shows small amounts of erosion, and need to clean out the ditches. A conversation on tillage versus erosion.
  • 09:15 – Is there any point in using something like an Airway to break up compaction?
  • 10:00 – What are the benefits of frost-seeding red clover into winter wheat? Should I add it to my rotation?
  • 12:05 – Can I frost-seed cereal (winter) rye this spring? When should I plant it so it doesn’t vernalize?
  • 13:40 – How do I manage my winter wheat crop for the best straw quality?
  • 15:05 – Would you grow wheat in Rouleau, SK on 7.5″ spacing?

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