Wheat Pete's Word, Jan 3: Free run chickens, plant growth regulators and erosion


In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson addresses New Year’s resolutions, spreading manure on snow, fertility, plant growth regulators, and the ongoing tillage discussion.

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    • 02:10 – What should we do in 2018? Make a resolution to make a difference.

  • 04:17 – Do not spread manure on snow.
  • 05:50 – If you’re going to leave wheat straw in a windrow with a 40′ head, and it gets wet…oh boy.
  • 06:50 – What does an organic farmer do to build potassium in clay soils?
  • 07:40 – What does a chicken farmer do to achieve higher yields when it seems fertility (particularly P and K) is high?
  • 08:50 – What is the seed safety of Amidas fertilizer?
  • 09:40 – It looks like maximum residue limits for Manipulator will be approved in the U.S. in May. What is the value of a growth regulator?
  • 10:45 – Where do I find the clay content of different soils?
  • 11:00 – Moving top soil from valleys to knolls — does this really work?
  • 13:00 – Discussion on the ongoing tillage discussion.

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