Category: Wheat Pete’s Word

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 »

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 »