Ontario’s cool spring is having a huge impact on the soil release of nitrogen. RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson says he’s seen the impact on the wheat crop already, and growers will have to keep a sharp eye on nitrogen soil tests to ensure they’re meeting the needs of the growing corn crop. In this Corn… Read More

Parts of the Prairies have received decent rainfall recently, though some areas are still waiting on even a drop. For those who were blessed with a little moisture, if you’re wondering whether or not to top up nitrogen on the wheat crop, listen up. Peter Johnson, agronomist for RealAgriculture, says that for those that backed… Read More

Today on the show: Meghan Vankosky, an entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, explains what to look for when you sweep your crop; Dennis Lange, pulse and soybean production specialist with Manitoba Agriculture describes how to evaluate your soybean stand; and, Resident agronomist, Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson, is in to answer all your agronomic questions…. Read More

Today, on this Agronomic Monday: Flea beetles – Hector Carcamo, research entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, joins RealAgriculture field editor Kara Oosterhuis to discuss flea beetles on the prairies, neonicotinoids, and foliar insecticides. Everything agronomy – FCL’s Jack Payne and resident agronomist Peter Johnson talk about too much to summarize, including: the variability in… Read More

This week’s Wheat Pete’s Word tackles some timely topics, such as weed control, soybean management, corn challenges, and applying fusarium. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send in? Disagree with something he’s said? Leave him a message at 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected]…. Read More

As the rain continues to fall, it’s hard to believe that the Ontario winter wheat crop could be suffering from sunburn. But this week at the Exeter Agribusiness meeting, P&H sales and agronomy manager Jeff Jacques confirmed the presence of physiological fleck in wheat fields near Centralia, Ontario. Every summer RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson is… Read More

Ontario is dotted with fields of “wimpy wheat.” That’s what RealAgriculture agronomist, Peter Johnson is calling late-emerging, thin, spindly winter wheat that lacks vigour and did not tiller. In this episode of RealAgriculture Wheat School, Johnson explains these plants are simply suffering from cold injury after a rugged Ontario fall and an equally tumultuous spring… Read More