Ontario farmers with wheat in the ground are having to adjust their management practices to accommodate the late start to spring, especially after the cold, wet fall of 2014. Weather conditions this spring have hampered efforts to apply nitrogen or frost-seed cover crops in winter wheat, explains Peter Johnson, a.k.a. @WheatPete, in this conversation with… Read More

While seeding is in full swing in most of Manitoba this week, last week’s crop report (found here) doesn’t fully explain current conditions. The weather report, found here, contains more interesting information — specifically about growing degree day (GDD) accumulation. GDD accumulation is sitting somewhere in the 50th percentile for much of Manitoba. Some areas… Read More

RealAgriculture.com reader, Shawn Thacker, Thacker Harvesting Ltd, sent us the following photos from the combine in Kansas. Shawn says that the yields of the wheat crop in the picture are 15-20 while the typical yield expected would be 35 bushels per acre in Kansas. Shawn says that they are just finishing combining in Kansas and… Read More