Category: Wheat Pete’s Word

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 »

Wheat Pete’s Word, August 23: Wheat yield positivity, weed control, and planting management

Wheat! Yeeehaaaw! RealAg Agronomist Peter Johnson is so happy to be talking about his favourite crop in this weeks episode of Wheat Pete’s Word. He talks about the excellent yields he’s been hearing, along with some good stories with it. Johnson brings up some good thoughts about planting management as we are coming up to… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, August 16: Dream farm shops, neonics, and manure tests

From doggone insect issues to dream farm shops, we have some exciting things to cover on this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word. RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson tackles some cereal questions regarding harvest timing, winter cereal planting, nitrogen losses in manure, and more. Listen here, and read some of the highlights below: Your questions/feedback/yield results are… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, August 9: Insect invasions, disease dilemmas, and hail on soybeans

On this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, RealAg Agronomist Peter Johnson talks about the never ending insect invasion that has gone on all of this growing season. He also talks about all the diseases he’s seeing, and possible management techniques. And wondering whether to take soybeans as hay or wait for potential yields after… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, August 2: Spider mites, soil fertility, and wild weather conditions

In this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson is still floored by the amount of insects he is seeing this year. He offers some quick updates on alfalfa, some important tips on fertility, and since he apparently didn’t get a chance to talk about it last week, he gives some updates… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 26: Late tasseling, nitrate tests, and plot results

The weather continues to be all over the map, whether in Ontario or Western Canada, as RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson leads off this week’s edition of Wheat Pete’s Word. He gives a quick update on crop insurance coverage, saying there’s some good news there. There are also a number of issues to cover in corn,… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 19: White mold, rust, and a wonderful wheat crop!

A harvest update — yes, combines have started rolling in parts of Ontario — as RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson expresses his excitement for harvest in this week’s Word. There are also concerns about white mold, western bean cutworm, and aphids, to discuss. Learn about these issues, and much more, in this week’s episode of Wheat… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 12: Corn fungicides, fertilizer strategies, and capitalizing on protein premiums

In this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson highlights corn fungicides and western bean cutworm control. He also talks about what a fun ride the wheat market has been on — are there any management opportunity to capitalize on those protein premiums? Peter wraps up this episode discussing equipment and fertilizer… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 5: Leafhopper alert, disease diagnostics, and weed control woes

Insects, insects, insects! Peter Johnson is amazed by all the insects he is seeing this year. In this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson talks about bugs, disease diagnostics, and weed control woes. He also has some “cover crop craziness” to discuss, and much more! Check out what Wheat Pete has… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 28: Extreme hail, what’s happening to nitrogen, and beautiful barley(!)

What’s with all the hail and rain? In this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson once again talks about the extreme weather Ontario has been facing, including the hail, and what it’ll take to recover. He expresses excitement about some beautiful barley he’s seeing, but also disappointment as he talks of… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 21: Whacky weather, soybean aphids and rootless corn

What about that weather? It’s uniformly variable and mostly what we don’t want, explains RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson on this week’s Word. In 17 power-packed minutes, Peter laments the arrival of armyworm, soybean aphids and cereal leaf beetle. He also describes how you can fit the roots of 8-leaf rootless corn in your coffee cup…. Read more »