Category: Wheat Pete’s Word

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 »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 4: Throwing Out the Soil Thermometer, Applying Group 14s and Making Manure Trades

Early fungicide timing in wheat, varietal interactions with Group 14 soil-applied herbicides and how to prevent lodging in oats — it was almost a record-breaking week in terms of feedback after last week’s Word. Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAg, returns to answer questions and share his agronomic insight as we get into the month of… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, April 27: Pre-Seed Burns, Living Roots and Tiny Tractors

Will tiny tractors solve our compaction issues? Are you re-thinking your typical tillage plans? In this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, covers everything from tillage to herbicide and compaction to crop insurance. Skip to Podcast Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Last Week’s Word:… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, April 20: Manure Spreader Out, Corn Planter In

In this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, talks compaction, fertility, staging of winter wheat, the value of neonicotinoids on soybean seeds, the smoke test, and so much more. Skip to Podcast Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Highlights (01:00) Winter Wheat Huge changes in… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, April 14: Thunderstorms, Ensiled Wheat and Lousy Record Keeping

In this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, covers everything from weather to annual ryegrass control. And, did you get last week’s homework assignment done? Skip to Podcast Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Highlights (01:05) Weather Update: (01:12) 7.5″ rainfall from March 21… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, April 6: Get Out the Calculator — You’ve Got Homework

In this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, examines everything from weather impacts to phosphorous management. And yes, you do have some homework this week. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Highlights: 01:00 Flooding in Ontario. Erosion, erosion, erosion. 01:57 Red squirrels into corn seed… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, March 31: Weird Wheat, Slugs and Shotgun Blasts

In this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, examines everything from erosion and weird wheat to cover crop management and insect pests. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Highlights: There are huge amounts of erosion in high tillage zones in Ontario. “We simply have to… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, March 23: Early N, Maple Syrup Season & Disease Pressure in Big Wheat

In this week’s Word, Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, examines everything from early N applications in wheat to the maple syrup harvest. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Highlights: The 2016 crop season has begun in Ontario with some nitrogen going down on wheat When and… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, March 16: A Crazy Spring, The Crop of All Crops, and Roasting Soybeans

Another Word from the road! This week, Peter Johnson is hitting the stage in Saskatoon and Brandon, as part of the TechTourLIVE traveling roadshow. In this episode, Johnson covers these crazy spring conditions, weed control, “the crop of all crops,” and roasting soybean. 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, 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 »