A less than ideal wheat harvest hasn’t dampened a lot of excitement over wheat yields in Ontario, as some great averages are trickling in. The biggest question popping up on Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson’s radar right now is how to get next year’s wheat off to the best start while beans are still standing. The… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition with this week’s host Lyndsey Smith! On today’s show, hear from: Breanne Tidemann of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on what to do about herbicide resistant wild oats; Kelvin Heppner’s recent interview with Kim Brown-Livingston of Manitoba Ag on herbicide resistant Canada fleabane; and, Peter Johnson on… Read More

Growers looking for disease and weed control in winter wheat will often apply a herbicide-fungicide tank mix at the four-leaf stage (T1). This strategy helps defend the crop against early-season diseases such as powdery mildew and also tackles problem weeds, but there may be other benefits such as protecting the crop from a frosty springtime… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio with host Shaun Haney. Today’s episode features Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson discussing crop quality, corn root worm, and fungicides. We will also hear an interview Kara Oosterhuis had with Robyne Bownessn Davidson, Alberta Pulse Crop Specialist with Lakeland College on lupins and whether… Read More

Nothing good happens to mature wheat left in the field, and Peter Johnson is pretty thankful that some elevators are taking wheat at 17 per cent moisture to keep combines rolling. It takes a village, sometimes. For this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, Johnson also discusses compaction, rescue nitrogen on corn and beans, why… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio with host Shaun Haney. We will hear from Peter Johnson of RealAgriculture on nitrogen, ultra early seeding, sunshine, and much more! Then, we’ll hear from Albert Tenuta, plant pathologist with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, on tar spot risk in… Read More

Corn growers who dodged the tar spot bullet last season are unlikely to be nearly so lucky this year, as the disease has been identified in southern Ontario and conditions are conducive to its spread. Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson has that discussion on this week’s edition of Wheat Pete’s Word, plus an insect alert, an… Read More

On a recent Wheat School episode, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson spoke to New Zealand’s Eric Watson, the former world record holder for wheat yield. This got RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney thinking about whether Canadian growers could apply any of Watson’s techniques to the spring wheat crop. Of course, before making any… Read More


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