RealAg Radio, July 9: Second cut, tricksy weeds, and hot grain


It might be the only time host Shaun Haney lets stand-in host Lyndsey Smith plan an entire show from start to finish (though, in fairness, sheep weren’t mentioned once), but indeed he did for this July 9th edition of RealAg Radio’s Agronomy Monday.

On today’s show you’ll hear from:

  • David Bilyea, weed technician at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, on the many ways that weeds outsmart us, and how nature is conspiring on spreading resistant weeds;
  • Anne Kirk, Manitoba Agriculture, on protecting wheat heads as the crop zooms through development;
  • Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson on the importance of cooling grain once it’s in the bin, why wheat is trickier than corn, plus aphid and white mould scouting; and,
  • Dan Undersander, professor emeritus from the University of Wisconsin, on timing of second cut hay, why removing bales in a timely matter is so key, and when to fertilize that hay crop.

RealAg Radio can be heard every weekday at 4pm eastern (and again at 7am the following day) on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM. You can download the podcast below, or through your phone or tablet’s podcast app.

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