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

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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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Summary:

    • 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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