Wheat Pete's Word, April 11: Frost heaves, SCN in dry beans, and planting corn with a hoe-drill


From planting late corn with a hoe-drill to soybean cyst nematode in kidney beans, host Peter Johnson addresses a whole gamat of interesting questions in this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word.

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

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  • 00:35 – National Soil Conservation Week runs April 15-21. Make sure you step back and analyze what you’re doing on the farm. #cdnsoilweek18
  • 01:00 – CAP is out and accepting applications. Check out your local information meetings.
  • 01:43 – How do you get a paper copy of Mike Cowbrough’s herbicide information?
  •  02:30 – Time to scout your winter wheat! Some frost heaving.
  • 04:45 – How many plants per foot should I be looking for in 7.5″ rows?
  • 06:43 – Chickweed and fleabane are already growing. If you did not target these in the fall, get out there as soon as possible!
  • 07:30 – What’s your experience with longer term no-till north of the border, and applying glyphosate in cool conditions?
  • 08:45 – Interesting information about soybean cyst nematode in dry edible beans – kidney beans, for example, are actually more susceptible than a susceptible soybean variety. What to do to help the crop out.
  • 10:15 – Back to sulphur. At the end of the day, we need more trials. A summary of relevant data.
  • 12:23 – The data does not support sulphur splits!
  • 13:10 – What do I use as the sulphur source in my new corn planter?
  • 14:25 – Plant corn with a hoe-drill at 10″ spacing or, buy an old corn planter?

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