Category: Wheat Pete’s Word

Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 6: Vernalization, press wheels and a split-N strategy

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson talks harvest, wheat, wacky weather, managing nitrogen, press wheels, soybeans, fertility, tile drainage, tillage and measuring grain in the bin. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave him a message at 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete),… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 29: Confusing corn, plot quandaries and recreational tillage

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson talks corn and soybean information, high-yielding (and confusing corn), corn plot quandaries, and recreational tillage. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave him a message at 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Summary:… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 22: Swimming in rain, sacrificing straw and parking the plow

In this episode of The Word, host Peter No-Till takes us through Ontario’s wet conditions, zeroes in on soil health, discusses tillage, and answers some specific questions. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave him a message at 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 15: Pirates, pigs in puddles and pounding the pulpit

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson takes us through huge harvest highlights, corn caramelization, dormant seeding, piracy and specific questions all the way from tile runs to (of course) everything wheat. Also, today’s episode is brought to you by the letter P. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 8: Plot data, whacking weeds and the corn conundrum

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson takes us through plot data, the corn conundrum, whacking weeds and specific questions all the way from wheat to fertilizer salt injury. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave him a message at 1-844-540-2014, send him a… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 2: Wet feet, soft kernels, and plenum temperatures

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson takes us through updates on moisture conditions in Ontario and the incredible corn crop (but it’s not all roses). Then: questions around weed control, cereal rye as a cover crop and applying dairy manure now. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 25: Head in the oven, feet in the freezer

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson takes us through questions around corn, big wind, soil testing, fall fertility, wheat, alfalfa and red clover. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave him a message at 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 18: Cutting hay, calibrating monitors and harvesting corn

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson takes us through this week’s crop notes, and questions around cereals, hay, weed control and poor crops. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave him a message at 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 11: Push-tests, cover crops and unbelievable yield reports

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson takes us through “unbelievable yield reports”, push back on his IP vs RR soybeans conversation, cover crop management, and some specific questions on triticale and wheat. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave him a message at… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 4: Is it too late to plant winter wheat?

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson gives an update on weather conditions, field progress, and yields, then delving into hay crops, organic matter and copper and zinc on wheat. Also: is it too late to plant winter wheat? Have a question you’d like Peter to address? Or some yield results to send… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 27: Beware the timing of hay harvest

Host Peter Johnson is non-stop in this episode of The Word, as he tries to catch up on topics ranging from 100 bushel/acre wheat to slugs in cover crops. Have a question you’d like Peter to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave Peter a message at 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete),… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 20: Red clover, red soybeans and double cobs of corn

Host Peter Johnson is back in the office for this episode of The Word. In trying to catch up on a plethora of questions, Johnson discusses: wheat after silage, double cob corn, red soybean leaves and so much more. Have a question you’d like Peter to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 13: How much longer do Ontario crops need?

This episode of Wheat Pete’s Word features snippets of this week’s RealAg Radio show, which was recorded at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. There’s a different vibe to this week’s Word, with a few extra voices, and the occasional sparring partner for resident agronomist and host, Peter Johnson. In the podcast, Johnson answers questions from the… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 6: How to combat your perennial weed problem

Will late rain do much to help soybean yields? Is it okay to clip clover once more? When should I apply sulphur to a winter wheat crop? What impact are cold nights having on corn crops? And, what to do about perennial weeds? In this episode of The Word, RealAg’s resident agronomist Peter Johnson fills… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, August 30: Fusarium and gibberella, wheat yields, and seeding time for “the crop of all crops!”

In this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, RealAg Agronomist Peter Johnson expresses his confusion and concern for FROST! Oh man! It’s time to seed the “crop of all crops”, winter wheat! Find out what tips he has for you. He also adds a quick note about fusarium in wheat and gibberella in corn. Listen to… Read more »