Wheat School: The Importance of a Timely Harvest - Phil Needham

With the Western Canadian winter wheat harvest about to begin, extra attention needs to be paid to harvest timing. When to swath, when to straight cut and when to combine are integral decisions to your profitability. The biggest threat to your harvest tends to be the weather. Wet weather can greatly impact quality if you… Read More

Wheat School - Has Wheat Reached It's Yield Ceiling? - Phil Needham

Is there a yield ceiling on wheat? In this episode of the Wheat School we put that question to Phil Needham of Needham Ag Technologies. The answer to that question is not as simple as a blanket yes or no. With every field and every farmer being different, that question is best answered by the… Read More

Wheat School: The Importance of Seed Treatments in Wheat Production - Phil Needham

Originally looked upon as “snake oil” seed treatments have become an integral part of the production system.  For the most part many farmers originally had trouble understanding the value because the action was underground.  Farmers are used to using products like herbicides that kills weeds which is very visual.  The action of seed treatments is… Read More

Phil Needham Focuses on Uniformity to Maximize Wheat Yields

Trying to maximize the yield of wheat, corn, canola and soybeans is obviously a key focus of growers.  According to Phil Needham, Needham Ag Technologies uniformity is the key for farmers across North America.  The idea of uniformity applies to seeding depth, seeding rates, plant emergence and residue management.  According to Phil, uniformity is the… Read More

The seed drill does its most precise job if running through uniform residue and soil. While there’s little you can do about soil variability, residue management is well within your power. As Peter Johnson says in this video, start your winter wheat planting pass from the combine by spreading residue uniformly. (Click here to see… Read More