Wheat Pete's Word, March 14: Terminating alfalfa, growing corn in P.E.I., and increasing protein in wheat


In another fast-paced episode of the Word, host Peter Johnson addresses everything from dry conditions in Oklahoma to combining corn in P.E.I. Hear how you can terminate alfalfa/grass in the spring, great ways to improve organic matter, what you can do to get sulphur back on the land, and much more.

Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave him a message at 1-888-746-3311, 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 – NutrientSmart 2.0 coming up on March 23, in Waterloo, ON.
  • 01:20 – Planting wheat in Oklahoma and Kansas – a reminder that winter wheat must vernalize in order to head-out.
  • 03:05 – An update on conditions in Argentina and Brazil.
  • 03:45 – Combining corn in Prince Edward Island.
  • 04:35 – Back to plugged tiles.
  • 05:30 – A need for info on new herbicides.
  • 06:40 – Do not rely on Dicamba and Xtend Soybeans to take volunteer canola out — “that’s just a tad risky.”
  • 06:40 – Terminating alfalfa/grass in the spring, with the goal of growing RR canola.
  • 07:45 – Simplicity on bluegrass.
  • 08:33 – Can I grow a cover crop before dark red kidney beans? What about yellow mustard?
  • 09:10 – Can I grow wheat every other year to improve organic matter?
  • 09:50 – Is gypsum a good source of sulphur for established alfalfa?
  • 10:25 – Can I mix ammonium thiosul with 28 percent in wheat?
  • 10:50 – What’s the sulphur content in manure?
  • 11:05 – Do not mix fertilizer with soybean seed!
  • 11:40 – Having trouble getting protein in my hard red spring wheat — how do I get there?
  • 12:00 – How much biuret is the maximum?


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