Category: Wheat Pete’s Word

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 17: Much-Celebrated Moisture, Selective Tillage and Ugly Corn

After weeks of talking about drought, much of Ontario is celebrating. Peter Johnson, resident agronomist at RealAgriculture, and host of the Word, discusses the recent rains, and what management shifts producers will have to consider, plus: spider mites, the pros and cons of tillage, and strip-tilling fertilizer. Listen or download below! And of course, if you… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 11: Cobless Corn, Rising Hay Prices & Alfalfa Reseed Decisions

Cobless corn, 35 bu/ac oats, rising hay prices — the drought of 2016 continues to take its toll. Peter Johnson, resident agronomist at RealAgriculture, and host of the Word, discusses the impact the dryness is having on corn, spring cereal yields and the implications for applying manure, among other agronomic challenges facing Ontario growers. Listen or download… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, August 3: Early Corn Silage, Spider Mites and Fertility After Alfalfa

There are still many areas in Ontario that are dealing with drought and high temperatures during grain-fill. Peter Johnson, resident agronomist at RealAgriculture, and host of the Word talks about some of the options for managing through a drought, with a particular focus on harvesting corn silage early. Johnson also covers insects to scout for, corn… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 27: Knee-High Tasseling Corn, Emergency Oatlage & 3 Things to Do After Wheat Harvest

The drought continues to take a toll on corn and soybeans with nutrient deficiencies showing up. There’s nothing that can be done about the lack of rain, but there are some management opportunities for future years, explains Peter Johnson on this week’s Word. He also outlines three steps that need to be taken after wheat harvest… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 21: 149 Bushel Wheat, Western Bean Cutworm and White Mould

Wheat harvest is moving along quickly which is why we’re a day late with the Word again this week. In this update, Peter Johnson, RealAg’s resident agronomist, discusses the incredible wheat results and how to manage those fields after harvest, western bean cutworm and other insects of concern, and how the drought is affecting corn and… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 14: Awesome Wheat Yields and Rain!

Rain…finally! And some unbelievable wheat yields being reported — Wheat Pete is fired up (even more than normal!) for this week’s update. After discussing rainfall amounts and early wheat results, Peter gets into the tight timeline for double-cropping soybeans, the impact this rain could have on corn, and much more. Listen or download below! Have a… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 6: Wilting Clover, Tillering Corn and Crying for Rain

It’s hard to believe we’re already at wheat harvest, but it’s time to get the combine set up! And take a look at those fields! Producers across the province are finding disease, insects and nutrient deficiencies, and it’s all in this week’s Word, with Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 29: Dry Weather Scares, Curling Corn and Top-Dressing Nitrogen

Dry weather might scare you to death, but what about wet weather? And, corn leaves appear to be wrapping during the heat of the day — what’s up with that? It’s all in this week’s Word, as Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, shares his advice and answers your questions in this update for the week… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 22: Leafhopper Alert, “Troweled In” Corn and Foliar Fungicide in Soybeans

Leafhoppers out the ying-yang, fertility issues, double cropping soybeans, fungicide questions — it’s all in this week’s Word, as Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, shares his advice and answers your questions in this update for the week of June 22, 2016. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete),… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 15: The Year of No Forgiveness

It’s the Year of No Forgiveness. Apologies to those who didn’t get that “perfect rain” and are still hoping for more. As for that slow-growing alfalfa stand: have you checked for weevils? And how about your canola? Have you scouted for cabbage seedpod weevils yet? Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, stresses the importance of scouting, marketing,… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 8: Horsetails, Armyworms and No-Go Tank Mixes

If your wheat is at the flagleaf stage and you’re worried about its height, you have horsetail in your corn, or you’re not sure how to deal with prostrate knotweed, you’ll want to tune in this week. Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, returns for his weekly podcast, where he answers questions and shares agronomic insight…. Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 1: Finding Head Snag, Reducing Leaf Burn and Applying Nitrogen in Dry Conditions

Crops are moving along quickly thanks to the recent heat in much of Ontario. RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson discusses what the hot, dry weather means for wheat, nitrogen considerations in light of the dry conditions, keys to reducing leaf burn from in-season N on wheat and much more on this week’s Word. Have a question… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 25: Applying Fungicide, Planting Soybeans and Breaking the Crust

Looking for an update on Ontario agriculture? Having issues with stripe rust, or fusarium? Wondering what this “flag test” is all about? Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, returns to answer questions and share his agronomic insight in his weekly update — the Word. Skip to Podcast Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 18: Stripe Rust Alert, Fungicide Timing and Willow Tree Control

Wondering why the wheat is looking burnt? Or if the frost affected your crop? Have you been out scouting for insects yet? Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, returns to answer questions and share his agronomic insight in his weekly update — the Word. Skip to Podcast Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 11: Sulphur Deficiencies and Spreading Atriplex Going Gangbusters

Wondering why your winter wheat is looking so…blah? Or how it can be safe to seed soybeans when it’s still cold outside? Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, returns to answer questions and share his agronomic insight in his weekly update — the Word. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him [email protected]…. Read more »