Category: Wheat Pete’s Word

Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 28: Plugged tiles and compaction where it’s least expected

Tiles, tillers, and tests. In this week’s episode of the Word, host Peter Johnson covers everything from tile drainage systems plugging with roots, to managing tillering in wheat, and variability in organic matter tests. Plus: even non-clay soils can compact… Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send in?… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 21: Geese-eaten wheat, spreading manure, and layered herbicide management

In this week’s episode of the Word, host Peter Johnson takes us through a few of his key learnings in the last month with a discussion on the 38 million acre problem — herbicide resistance. Then Johnson talks geese in wheat, building magnesium, cover crops, tillage, and spreading/piling manure. Have a question you’d like Johnson… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 14: Pushing seeding dates, increasing Mg, and comparing C:N ratios in manure

Even with a fresh blanket of snow in some regions, farmers are eager to start planning for the spring season. From early seeding in Saskatchewan, to managing cover crops and bio strip-till, to building magnesium, resident agronomist Peter Johnson covers it all in this episode of the show. Have a question you’d like Johnson to… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 7: Wheat rallies, building organic matter and SCN race tests

Nitrogen, nitrogen, nitrogen. It’s perhaps among the hottest of agronomic topics, and has inspired some great questions (and answers) in this episode of The Word, with host Peter Johnson. In the podcast, Johnson covers questions and comments on split-nitrogen, tillered winter wheat, organic matter, compaction and soybean cyst nematode. Have a question you’d like Johnson… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 31: Planter pressure, cover crop queries, and cold, dry weather

Let’s get down to the nitty gritty on this week’s top agronomy questions, shall we? Peter Johnson is back for this last January 2018 instalment of Wheat Pete’s Word, and it’s an action-packed episode. Out west, farmers have two main concerns — lack of moisture and lack of moisture. This brings up two questions in this… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 24: Unconventional cover cropping, vertical tillage and Johne’s concerns

Just because you listen to the show, doesn’t mean you have to agree with host Peter Johnson — in fact, he loves constructive disagreement! From the value (or lack thereof) of horse manure to brown wheat, Wheat Pete addresses constructive criticism as well as questions (soybeans, measuring sulphur, red clover in canola) in another energetic… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 17: Winter wheat woes, floating trash whippers and brown rivers

In this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson addresses questions surrounding winter wheat; fertility; cover crops; corn; manure and more. 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: 00:50 –… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 10: Deep rippers, streamer bars and frost-seeding

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson addresses compaction; frost-seeding in Alberta; equipment; nitrogen management; manure; and corn plots. 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 01:14 – Never… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 3: Free run chickens, plant growth regulators and erosion

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson addresses New Year’s resolutions, spreading manure on snow, fertility, plant growth regulators, and the ongoing tillage discussion. 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, Dec 20: Corn yields, frost-seeding and no-till erosion

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson covers yield, tillage, erosion, cover crops, and more. 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: 01:00 – This is the last Wheat… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 13: A cover crop crash and the great aeration debate

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson talks drilling wheat, rotational questions, plot data, drying and much more. 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: 01:05 – Wheat is… Read more »

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 »