Wheat Pete's Word, Jan 17: Winter wheat woes, floating trash whippers and brown rivers


In this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson addresses questions surrounding winter wheat; fertility; cover crops; corn; manure and more.

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  • 00:50 – Lots of great events coming up! And some really incredible information gleaned from past events.
  • 03:00 – Improvements in poverty and survival.
  • 04:14 – Have a look at your net worth.
  • 05:00 – “It is cheaper to store money than it is to store grain.”
  • 05:50 – Winter wheat woes — how will the crop handle these fluctuations in snow cover, moisture, and temperature?
  • 08:25 – Some of the wheat is turning brown, while other wheat leaves staying green — what’s up?
  • 09:15 – Do those “big wheat growers” get red clover to establish?
  • 10:40 – We need to take another look at liquid nitrogen with fungicide.
  • 11:08 – How important do micronutrients become if your field is well-fertilized with macronutrients?
  • 12:29 – Can I frost-seed alfalfa in a spring wheat crop?
  • 12:50 – Red clover is an awesome cover crop, but I can add something else to increase biodiversity?
  • 13:35 – Do you really get more forage out of a forage oat than one intended for grain?
  • 14:04 – Should I put trash-whippers on my planter with a no-till coulter?
  • 14:38 – What’s the value of goat manure for nitrogen?
  • 15:35 – Canoeing rivers and erosion.

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