Category: Wheat Pete’s Word

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 6: Weed height and corn yield loss, weevils, and a stripe rust alert

If everything goes south from here on in, we can blame Peter Johnson, host of the weekly Wheat Pete’s Word, as he proclaims this week that things are “looking pretty good out there.” In this week’s edition, Johnson tackles current crop conditions, the fallout from super fast crop advancement, weed control in 6-leaf corn (and… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 30: Skipping through growth stages, nozzle angles, and correcting deficiencies

As the calendar inches ever closer to June, host of Wheat Pete’s Word and resident agronomist, Peter Johnson, is tackling your top agronomy questions for side-dressing N, fusarium nozzle selection, and early season weed control in this week’s edition. From two strategies for planting edible beans into dry ground, to the first of the hay… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 23: Leaf burn, capillary action, and killing sow thistle

For all the talk of a late, late spring, we sure have caught up in a hurry. While there are areas hurting for moisture nearly across Canada, some regions have had near-ideal planting conditions and even a timely rain or two, post-seeding. What’s got croppers curious this week? Peter Johnson, host of Wheat Pete’s Word,… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 15: Magic numbers for corn, sinking forage quality, and poop-covered beetles

Spring is off to a roaring start in some areas — for some it’s the roar of a hot, dry wind (hey, Prairies!) and for others it’s the roar of nearly seven inches of rain that fell in two events over a week in southern Ontario. This mid-May edition of Wheat Pete’s Word is a… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 9: Thin wheat, cereal leaf beetles, and the weed that keeps resisting

In today’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, resident agronomist and host Peter Johnson talks crop progress (with some surprising comparisons to last year); thin wheat; no-no’s in herbicide application; water jet technology; and, a scary new finding of herbicide resistance in the province. Find a summary of all of today’s show topics and times below… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 2: Re-seeding alfalfa, manganese deficiency, and biostimulants

It’s very suddenly time to get things done! Host Peter Johnson starts off the show talking temperatures and crop notes, then moves into erosion (there is still so much!), alfalfa, biological stimulants and more. Find a summary of today’s show topics and times below the audio. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, April 25: Nitrogen stabilizers, ground beetles, and winter barley

Have you walked your winter wheat field yet? Resident agronomist Peter Johnson reminds everyone that now is the time to look for frost heaving and early weed germination in another jam-packed episode of The Word. Johnson also talks crop notes, sulphur deficiency, nitrogen stabilizers, soil microbiology, and much more. Find a summary of today’s show… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Apr 18: Planting dates, cold imbibition, and kernel counts

Host Peter Johnson tackles a broad range of topics in this week’s podcast, from weird weather (and chilling out about it) to cold imbibition, pH extremes, and salted out thiosulfate, Find a summary of today’s show topics and times below the audio. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, April 11: Frost heaves, SCN in dry beans, and planting corn with a hoe-drill

From planting late corn with a hoe-drill to soybean cyst nematode in kidney beans, host Peter Johnson addresses a whole gamat of interesting questions in this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word. Find a summary of today’s show topics and times below the audio. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, April 4: Ammonium thiosulfate, grazing winter wheat, and dead soybeans everywhere

While using winter wheat for grazing doesn’t exactly excite host Peter Johnson, he dedicates a little time to the subject today, along with all sorts of questions around sulfur, a bit on glyphosate resistant fleabane in straw, and a mention of barley yellow dwarf virus. Find a summary of today’s show topics and times below… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, March 28: Monitoring stored grain, seeding alfalfa and timing nitrogen applications

Today’s show comes to us all the way from Salina, Kansas, and sees host Peter Johnson starting off the show with a correction, then: seeding alfalfa, fertility, corn into rye, and more. Find a summary of today’s show topics and times below the audio. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, March 21: Nitrogen timing, split-S, and the impact of cereal rye before corn

In today’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host and resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, Peter Johnson, catches up on topics ranging from nitrogen application timing to cereal rye before corn. Find a summary of today’s show topics and times below the audio. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, March 14: Terminating alfalfa, growing corn in P.E.I., and increasing protein in wheat

In another fast-paced episode of the Word, host Peter Johnson addresses everything from dry conditions in Oklahoma to combining corn in P.E.I. Hear how you can terminate alfalfa/grass in the spring, great ways to improve organic matter, what you can do to get sulphur back on the land, and much more. Have a question you’d… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, March 7: Doppelgängers, volatilization, and learnings from Zambia

Host Peter Johnson brings us highlights and learnings all the way from Zambia in this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word. Then: a rant on “first-world problems”; a grain market alert; seeding clover into wheat; and more. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave him a message… Read more »

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 »