A wordlet. What a weird word, says RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, Peter Johnson.
Today’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word is just that — a wordlet — because it’s not a full episode. (And also, it’s Friday, not Wednesday, so how about that!)
If you haven’t had a chance to check out this weeks’ full episode, do so, by clicking here. In the meantime, enjoy this special edition!
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- Pete ran out of time in the latest episode of The Word, so alas, here we are.
- Going to focus on three things: winter canola, winter wheat, and a look at fertility.
- Winter canola — when is the best time to plant it? Is earlier, the better? Well…depends on the year.
- Consider what soil types you have, as well.
- Tune in to August 29th episode of The Agronomists — we’re going to take a deep dive on winter canola.
- In southern Ontario, it looks like it could be a very early harvest with soybeans.
- When do we plant winter wheat? And when is the right seeding rate?
- Plan, plan, plan, those winter crops. It will pay you dividends.
- Too many stems per square foot, can equal lodging.
- Ontario — visit gocereals.ca for the proper seeding date for your area.
- Just because it’s a winter crop, doesn’t mean variety selection isn’t still important.
- We can not predict what kind of October we are going to have (as much as we may try). Know what the optimum seeding date is where you are at.
- Fertility with hog manure. How much phos do I need?
- What about potash? Wheat does not need potash, says Pete.
- The more we reduce tillage in corn, the more we need to be paying attention to how much potash we are putting down.