If some Wheat Pete’s Word is good, then more is better; or at least that’s what the listeners are saying about these somewhat-extended versions of the podcast.
Host Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson isn’t known for being short on words, but lucky for all of us, he’s using a bunch of them answering your questions this week, including a discussion on colourful corn and root trouble, hail impacts, rotation benefits, and the importance of pulling soil nitrate tests.
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- Long time listener? Call in! Pete loves feedback
- No business is so important we don’t have time to do it safely. Read that again
- Take your Wheat Pete’s 15. Drop in, pick up the phone, send a text
- A little longer for the Word is OK so long as we’ve got questions to answer
- Ontario finally saw some rain, nearly from tip to tip to tip
- The trouble is, the rain brought hail in some spots. Nearly the Great White Combine
- Hail hitting wheat knocked out kernels. Will what’s left still fill? Yup, so long as the stem is intact and the kernels are attached
- Corn was left as sticks in the field, but the growing point should be OK and it will come back. Stewart’s wilt might be an issue and more smutted ears
- Four inches of rain fell in some spots
- Maryland, 2nd driest year in 131 years so far, but they got rain too
- Southern Alberta-based Premium Ag has drought wheat and its heading out because it’s so dry. Two to three weeks too soon based on the average
- University of Illinois wheat breeder Jessica Rutkoski shared a super cool photo of wheat
— Jessica Rutkoski (@JRutkoski) June 13, 2023
- Alert! Check the hay in storage! We’ve got heating
- Yes, it rained, but winter cereals have already lost the yield potential
- May 19th rain helped, but between the tile runs really hurt by the lack of rain
- Knolls have dead barley, especially on the shoulders. RIP, barley
- Leaf tip necrosis on flag leaf over drought stress? May be variety specific
- Fungicide burn on some crop because of dry conditions
- Straw prices? Call around. It’s a very local market
- Nodal roots … are we in for rootless corn? Tune in to Monday’s episode of The Agronomists to talk emergence issues and the impact all summer long
- Purple corn is sometimes a root problem, not really a phosphorus problem
- 100 corn heat units behind, low N mineralization
- What do you do? We have a Corn School on that
- Rainfall drives this for sure
- May 26, surface urea, some moisture (75/25 urea/protected urea) but didn’t get the rain after that was forecast. Pull the tests!
- Lontrel on corn silage going to wheat…drive on