Category: Wheat Pete’s Word

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 »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 19: High Input Corn Yields, Silage Pricing & Bonus Fall Weather

Wow, what a fall. The warm, dry weather has been great for Ontario’s wheat crop, as Peter Johnson (aka “Wheat Pete”) highlights in this week’s Word. From there, our resident agronomist at RealAg gets into high input corn yield results, late nitrogen application in corn, N credits from clover and pricing dairy silage on feed… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 13: Ontario Wheat Acres, Disease in Ultra-Early Fields & Late N Results in Corn

This week’s Word begins with a Remembrance Day reminder from Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast. From there, Wheat Pete gets into everything from ensuring your farm is a safe place to work to winter wheat acres in Ontario to nitrogen credits from working down an alfalfa crop. Have a… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 4 — Mother Nature’s Generosity and Die-Hard Ground Beaters

In this week‘s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, starts off by talking about RealAgriculture. Then, as always, Johnson provides an update on crop conditions in Ontario. He also responds to a whole lot of feedback, rants on tillage and marvels about this year’s forgiving fall. Have… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 28 — 100bu/ac Variances, Combining Nightshade and Inedible Apples

In this week‘s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, provides an update on harvest conditions in Ontario. He also answers a plethora of feedback related to everything from nightshade plugging combines to last week’s special edition on neonicotinoids. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word Oct 23 — Big Corn, Fall Fertilizer and Living Life to the Fullest

Hang on? Twice in a week? Didn’t we hear from Wheat Pete already this week? Yes, in the Special Edition of the Word published on Wednesday, Peter focused on Ontario’s new neonicotinoid seed treatment rules. In this more-regular update, he digs into some of the issues and questions coming up in the last week. Enjoy!… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word — Special Edition, Oct 21: Throwing Stones, Armageddon and Ontario’s Neonicotinoid Regulations

“It’s a true lesson for all of agriculture,” says Peter Johnson in this week’s special edition of Wheat Pete’s Word. “When we start throwing stones at each other, all we do is a disservice to the whole industry…” In this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson catches us all up to speed on… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 14 — Big Potash, the Nut Behind the Tractor Wheel, and Getting the Stinkin’ Corn out of the Field

In this week‘s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, provides an update on harvest conditions in Ontario. He also answers a plethora of questions related to everything from biosolids to wireworm bait balls. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014 or send him a tweet @wheatpete…. Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 7 — Soybean Yields, Dwarf Bunt and the Bad Boys Club

How’s wheat planting coming along? Are you all done? Call 1-844-540-2014 or tweet @WheatPete to leave your feedback and questions for Wheat Pete! In this instalment of Wheat Pete’s Word, resident agronomist and host Peter Johnson covers a long list of topics, including what wheat plant populations should look like in fields that have already emerged… Read more »