Wheat Pete’s Word, April 4: Ammonium thiosulfate, grazing winter wheat, and dead soybeans everywhere

While using winter wheat for grazing doesn’t exactly excite host Peter Johnson, he dedicates a little time to the subject today, along with all sorts of questions around sulfur, a bit on glyphosate resistant fleabane in straw, and a mention of barley yellow dwarf virus.

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 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected]


  • 00:35 – Snow in April (!) – this is why Johnson doesn’t like applying early nitrogen.
  • 01:00 – It’s all bad in the marketplace!
  • 01:38 – If you’re using the phone system, please call back in if you have issues!
  • 02:25 – Don’t worry about getting glyphosate resistant fleabane in straw. If you don’t already have it, you’re going to get it.
  • 03:00 – Johnson’s trip to Oklahoma and Kansas.
  • 04:20 – Want Johnson to speak in your community? Just ask!
  • 05:10 – Ammonium thiosulfate – is half of it really elemental sulphur, and half sulfate sulphur?
  • 07:10 – Could split-sulphur really increase protein and yield?
  • 08:13 – Can we spray 4 gallons of ammonium thisol with early fungicide?
  • 09:38 – If I applied potassium sulfate to my hay then received torrential rainstorms, where did the fertilizer go?
  • 10:15 – Can you help me with my Run for 101? The way sulphur works in Manitoba, compared to Ontario.
  • 12:00 – Grazing winter wheat. Can it be done before winter sets? When can it be done in the spring?
  • 14:12 – Can I put 150 lbs of fertilizer in furrow with my soybeans?
  • 15:40 – Will Barley yellow dwarf survive in saved seed?

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