Wheat School: These Aren't Your Grandpa's Seeding Rates - Peter Johnson, OMAFRA

One of the special things in agriculture is the knowledge that is passed down from one generation to another. In most cases this is a possible experience but sometimes poor information slips through the cracks. A great example of this is the calculation of wheat seeding rates. Whether you are in Eastern or Western Canada… Read More

Wheat School: Give Your Head A Shake - Peter Johnson, OMAFRA

Peter Johnson, Cereal Specialist with OMAFRA thinks that farmers in Ontario that are not seeding wheat need to give their heads a shake.  Having wheat in your rotation has major benefits in terms of agronomics and profitability. According to Peter, wheat is the crop providing the biggest addition to the bottom line on the farm this fall…. Read More

If the ground is fit, it’s time to roll into the field. But what if it’s March in Alberta? For this RealAg LIVE!, host Shaun Haney is joined by resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, for a lively Q&A tackling ultra early seeding, fungicide timing tips, irrigation advancements, and more! RealAg LIVE! streams every weekday… Read More

If ever you’ve tried to communicate something you’ve learned or something you’ve experienced, you may have realized quickly that being an engaging communicator is actually quite difficult. Some are born with a talent for riveting storytelling, others work diligently to learn new ways to capture the audiences’ attention. And some, like Peter Johnson, are an… Read More

RealAgriculture’s own Shaun Haney has been named one of Canada’s Top 50 in Agriculture, in the inaugural celebration of industry leaders hosted by the Canadian Western Agribition. Nominated in the Upstarts category, Haney is in good company, joined by the likes of Sandi Brock, Jill Harvie, and Cherilyn Nagel. RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, Peter Johnson, was also… Read More

Peter Johnson, resident agronomist at RealAgriculture, and host of the Word, announces he’s hitting the field September 1 — a new record on Johnson’s farm, wheat prices are crashing, seeding rates between conventional and organic farming, and (surprise!) Wheat Pete thinks you ought to grow wheat. Listen or download below! And of course, if you… Read More

Welcome back to Wheat Pete’s Word! Host Peter Johnson is back in the host seat, even while working hard presenting and coordinating in-person learning opportunities around Ontario. In this first episode of 2023, Johnson tackles forward thinking on building base fertility, discusses what’s worse for wheat (too cold, too much water, breaking dormancy), and joins… Read More

How can growers push wheat yields to new levels? That’s a question we asked many times on RealAgriculture Wheat School during 2022. Throughout the season wheat researchers, agronomists and growers weighed in offering insights from research sites and farms in eastern and western Canada. Here’s a look back at what we learned. On our first… Read More

 

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