Category: Wheat Pete’s Word

Wheat Pete’s Word, Mar 9: Think it’s Too Early to Seed? Prove it.

This week’s Word comes from the road, as Peter Johnson is spending the day on the prairies as part of RealAgriculture’s TechTour LIVE… Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Highlights: If you’re short moisture, don’t give up the moisture you have now! Get out there and seed. Risk of… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Mar 2: Get the Red Clover on the Wheat!

In this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, tackles everything from frost seeding to broadcasting fertilizer.  Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Highlights: Get the red clover on the wheat! For goodness sakes, don’t wait any longer! No changing Wheat Pete’s mind on GMOs…. Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 24: Early Wheat Growth and a Smack Across the Head

In this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, covers everything from wheat evolution to fertility, alfalfa agronomy to a rather upsetting article… Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Highlights: Weather Dave Phillips predicting one of the ten warmest springs on record El Nino in… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 17: An Earworm and a Sprayer Tank Problem You’ll Want to Avoid

What do cold winter temperatures, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency and the J-E-L-L-O jingle have in common? They’re all in this week’s Word, with Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email [email protected] Highlights: Yowzers – what a cold weekend!… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 10: Building Soil, Corn Stover and Disapproving Brewers

In this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, answers questions around cover crops, rotations, red clover, fertility and insecticides. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him [email protected] Highlights: Brewers in England will no longer accept barley that has been sprayed with… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 3: 15″ Rows, Twin Banding and a Balmy Start to February

In this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, answers questions around weather, rotations and fertility. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Highlights: Recognize that food is everyone’s business. If you’ve farmed today, thank a consumer. We’re in a… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 27: FarmSmart, YieldSmart & Acres Per Foot of Drill

In this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, shares highlights from the FarmSmart and YieldSmart conferences, Ag Days in Brandon, as well as answers to several specific questions on thin wheat stands, manure management, under-seeding with red clover and more. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 20: P Movement, Early N and Managing M(anure)

On this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, gets into the hows and whys of reducing phosphorus losses, managing this year’s wheat crop, and tillage on manure. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Highlights: Ag needs to figure out… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 13: No More Doggone 50mph Crop Scouting!

In this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, answers questions around wheat management, cover crops and manure. Plus, we should probably talk about that Wheat Pete-ism suggesting buckwheat isn’t a real crop… Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected]…. Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 7: Installing Tile Drainage, and (Not) Farming Last Year’s Weather

In this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, gives us the highlights of the SouthWest Ag Conference, and manages to squeeze in a few questions around cover crops, fungicides and soil sampling. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected]…. Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 23: No, No, No, Not on Frozen Soil

This week’s Word starts off with comments and feedback from last week’s rant on tillage. Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, discusses tillage, late nitrogen on corn, and so much more. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Highlights: The Three T’s… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 17: Unearthing the Hidden Costs of Tillage

This week’s Word focuses on tillage, tillage, and (no more!) tillage. Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, discusses the hidden costs of the practice, strip tillage in edibles and more. But the discussion hits other topics as well, as Johnson answers questions around oats and spring cereal performance trials. Have a question for… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 10: Nitrogen Questions and Big Yields from Low Test Soils

The discussion about late nitrogen applications in corn and wheat keeps rolling on this week’s edition of the Word thanks to plenty of feedback and thoughts from you! Edwin, Wayne, Nick, Jamie, Mark, Pete, David — your thoughts and questions are among the topics RealAg resident agronomist Peter Johnson covers in this week’s discussion on nitrogen application… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 2: Figuring Out Late Nitrogen in Corn

There’s been plenty of discussion about split nitrogen applications in corn — what’s the best way to maximize yield potential? In this week’s Word with Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, he delves into the research looking at nitrogen application timing, method, formulation and more. It’s a surprisingly corn-focused update from a… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 25: Snow-Till — Just Because Dad Did it Doesn’t Make it Right!

It’s no surprise that this week’s Word with Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, starts with wheat. Johnson also takes us through question submissions surrounding soybean research data, red clover pricing, volunteer soybeans, wireworm control and erosion. Have a question or feedback for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet @wheatpete. Highlights… Read more »