Wheat Pete's Word, Nov 22: Corn on corn risks, dormant seeding wheat, and fungicide payback in a wet year


If you’re looking to be fully entertained, check out Thistle Theatre this week and see host of Wheat Pete’s Word Peter Johnson take to the stage!

If you’re looking to learn and get answers to the latest agronomic questions — hit play below or download this week’s podcast for later. In it, you’ll find a discussion on the number one issue to avoid DON in corn and rootworm resistance problems, how cold is cold enough to dormant seed wheat, and more.

Have a question you’d like Wheat Pete to address or some field results to send in? Agree/disagree with something he’s said? Leave him a message at 1-888-746-3311, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected].


  • Storage is at a premium right now for corn in Ontario
  • Check out Wheat Pete in The Last Resort — he’s a thespian, don’t you know. Thistle Theatre in Embro
  • SHED Talks — December 1 at Brussels, and Johnson will be there
  • Soil and Crops club next Monday night. What do the next generation need to know?
  • Rotation impacts on corn
  • Tile pays or you pay for tile: you choose
  • European civilization was built on wheat!
  • Aphids in the south — even now!
  • Saskatchewan farmer is comparing winter wheat vs. dormant seeding spring wheat on November 15
  • Dormant seeding needs soil less than 2 degrees C
  • DON in the corn crop is still top of mind
  • Wear a mask! For the DON in the air/dust/fines
  • Is there a difference between combines — creating fines?
  • The driver and the settings matter more than the colour of the combine
  • Elevator spreads in the crop samples… is the sample size correct? Should be a 2 kg sample
  • Toxin levels are driven by genetics. Hybrid selection is SO key
  • Hybrids that fail in the west might work for the far east
  • Will there be ratings? No, that data is not analyzed and released
  • Fungicide gains: 25 to 30 bushels in some areas. 10 bushels in others. Big reduction in DON
  • Gained 10 bu/ac in Peter’s trial and some reduction in DON
  • Corn rootworm concerns — especially in Perth and Wellington counties. Rotate!
  • Say it again: rotate
  • Herbicide resistant waterhemp: Groups 2, 9, 13

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