In this week’s episode of the Word, host Peter Johnson takes us through a few of his key learnings in the last month with a discussion on the 38 million acre problem — herbicide resistance.
Then Johnson talks geese in wheat, building magnesium, cover crops, tillage, and spreading/piling manure.
Find a summary of today’s show topics and times below the audio.
- 00:35 – Olympics, hockey and a Saskatchewan boy.
- 01:25 – 38 million acres in Canada are affected by herbicide resistant weeds. Let’s talk (multiple) modes of (effective) action and layered management.
- 06:50 – We can’t go back to full-width tillage, and weeds resistant to steel.
- 08:00 – Snow gone, geese in the winter wheat — is this wheat going to be okay?
- 09:15 – Building magnesium in the soil.
- 09:50 – What about using a low rate of graminicide in oat/cover crop to give the boost to the latter?
- 10:44 – What about feeding the soil livestock rather than your neighbour’s four-legged critters?
- 11:00 – A producer experience: strip-till in rye and clover, followed by corn.
- 11:35 – Strip-till does not always work — would a stale seed bed give the best of both worlds?
- 12:30 – How heavy can I put in sweet or alsike clover in hay for beef cattle?
- 13:16 – Is spreading manure on frozen soil as bad as spreading it on snow?
- 14:20 – Be careful about where you pile manure.