Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 21: Geese-eaten wheat, spreading manure, and layered herbicide management

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.

Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave him a message at 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected].

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.

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