It might seem counter-intuitive, but slowing down corn emergence may actually boost yields. Last fall, RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson took a close look at corn research plots and concluded that optimum distance between corn plants matters far less than uniform emergence. He also discovered that achieving perfectly uniform emergence takes planting deep. We already know… Read More

For today’s RealAg Radio show, it’s a true Agronomic Monday! Host Shaun Haney has the following guests: RealAgriculture’s Bern Tobin speaks with Dale Cowan, senior agronomist, and sales manager with AGRIS and Wanstead Cooperatives about soybean planting in the very wet southern Ontario; and, Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson addresses the very wet weather in Southern… Read More

On Monday’s show, the week’s host Lyndsey Smith, takes on this Agronomy Monday with a flurry of topics, including: Mike Cowbrough, provincial weed specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, talking about how to get control on larger-than-ideal weeds ahead of planting; Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, on winter wheat decisions, including… Read More

For Thursday’s RealAg Radio show, host Shaun Haney has the following guests on the show: RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith and Yara Canada agronomist Shane Thomas discuss the future of agronomy and what role technology will play; Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson is on to answer all your agronomic questions on Wheat Pete’s Word; and, Dr. Larry Martin,… Read More

Ontario winter wheat growers have been expecting an unimpressive winter wheat stand, but early feedback from farmers and agronomists is proving that the 2019 crop may be even worse than expected. The sooner farmers can evaluate wheat stands properly the better, but conditions haven’t been conducive to the crop breaking dormancy. If the crop looks… Read More