Wheat Pete's Word, March 28: Monitoring stored grain, seeding alfalfa and timing nitrogen applications


Today’s show comes to us all the way from Salina, Kansas, and sees host Peter Johnson starting off the show with a correction, then: seeding alfalfa, fertility, corn into rye, and more.

Find a summary of today’s show topics and times below the audio.

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].


  • 00:35 – Whoops. Johnson admits an error re. glyphosate on RR canola, and adds some thoughts for switching from alfalfa to canola.
  • 02:20 – Bio-fertilizer, fertility and organic matter at an upcoming event at Lasalle Agri.
  • 02:55 – An update on things in Oklahoma and Kansas.
  • 04:20 – Get out there and check your grain in storage! ASAP.
  • 05:15 – An update on “new” herbicides, here.
  • 06:12 – Is it too cold to seed alfalfa?
  • 06:45 – Sulphur on wheat – don’t confuse products!
  • 07:35 – Am I better off to use ammonium sulphate with urea or ammonium thiosulphate?
  • 08:50 – Should I put nitrogen on early if I want straw?
  • 09:20 – When should I apply nitrogen on fall rye?
  • 10:10 – An anecdote on corn into rye, and thoughts on soybeans into rye instead.
  • 11:23 – How can you grow 160-180bu/ac corn on zero nitrogen?!
  • 13:15 – The nitrogen-use efficiency of manure on wheat, and the nitrogen-on-snow discussion.

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