Category: Wheat Pete’s Word

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 »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sep 30 — Questions from the Field, Coffee Shop Rumours and the World’s Best Whiners

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 ranging from fertility and row spacing on wheat to planting grasses in waterways. Get an idea of some of the topics… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sep 23 — Seeping Silage, Single-Cut Clover and Starter Fert

Harvest is in full swing in Ontario, high-moisture silage pits are seeping (you need to act on this!), winter wheat planting is underway, weakling cover crops may be stronger than you think, and big thanks for your valuable feedback! All that and more in this week‘s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word. The Highlights For the most part,… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sep 16 — Stay on Top of Silage Moisture and, For Goodness Sakes, Get Rid of Your Corn

It’s warm and dry, silage moisture is dropping too fast, bean farmers are losing yields, hay producers are losing fertility, and you’ve got to get wheat planting right! All that in this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word. The Highlights: A shortage of corn has prices skyrocketing, but the demand will disappear soon, cautions Peter… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sep 9: Planting Wheat into Dust, Harvest Updates and Grabbing Fleabane by the Roots

It’s been a tough growing season for producers across the country; some are still struggling with what to do with dry, dry land. And that’s how Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist and host of Wheat Pete’s Word starts of this week’s podcast, mentioning this tweet from Adam Pfeffer: @WheatPete what’s the protocol for planting wheat into… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 2: Corn Suffers from Weather Whiplash, Velvetleaf Trouble, and Why You Must Stay Out of the Hay Field

Harvest season is well underway for the earlier crops, and this challenging 2015 growing season shows no signs of easing up as farmers are looking at their harvest management options in weedy or too-green crops. The oat crop is coming off boasting tremendous yields, but wow is it work to get this crop harvested, says… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word — Aug 26: All About That Wheat, Plus Late-Season Pest Scouting & Perennial Weed Control Tips

It’s taken 20 episodes, but Peter Johnson, a.k.a. @WheatPete, finally gets to dedicate an entire version of the Word to his favourite crop — wheat. But hold on there, Johnson knows he can’t ONLY talk about wheat, and so the format of this week’s Word is somewhat reversed, where Johnson answers questions first, then delves… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 19: Aphid Watch ’15 Continues, WBC Concerns, Cover Crop Options & A Plan for Giant Hogweed

Believe it or not, the tail end of this growing season is rapidly approaching, and while there aren’t many action items to get done this week in the field, the one that MUST happen is a major one — scouting! Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture agronomist and host of Wheat Pete’s Word, kicks off this weekly crop… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 12 — Better Wheat, Summer-Seeding Alfalfa and Soil Testing With a Purpose

Much of southern Ontario received another well-timed rain this week — well-timed for filling out corn and soybeans, which has RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson celebrating on this week’s. There’s also good news coming from the wheat harvest, with average to above average yields in “managed” fields north of London — even a report of 135+… Read more »