Category: Wheat School - East

Wheat School: Which is the best streamer nozzle?

By: Bernard Tobin

May 8, 2018

What’s the best choice of streamer nozzle? It’s a question RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson is asked countless times every year. Well,...Read more »

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Wheat School: Check your sulphur source and rates

By: Bernard Tobin

April 30, 2018

RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson is a big proponent of pushing nitrogen rates to pump up winter wheat yields. But for higher N rates to pay,...Read more »

Wheat School: When does your crop need spring nitrogen?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 22, 2018

It’s late March and it’s cool in Ontario. Are you thinking about applying nitrogen to your winter wheat crop? If so, don’t mention it to...Read more »

Wheat School: Boosting protein with dissolved urea

By: Bernard Tobin

February 7, 2018

The price of wheat is down, yes, but there are premiums for protein, and RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson thinks there’s an opportunity to...Read more »

Wheat School: Railways, Russia, and wheat markets in 2018

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 25, 2018

The Port of Novorossiysk is one of the largest ports in Russia, located on the Black Sea. (Wikipedia)

When trying to explain why wheat prices are where they are, there are some concerns with dryness and protein levels affecting regional bids, but...Read more »

Wheat School: ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers — Hugh Dietrich

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 10, 2018

Peter Johnson is back with another episode in our ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers series. This time our RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist is...Read more »

Wheat School: Not all bushels are the same

By: Kelvin Heppner

November 27, 2017

The bushel is a critical unit in grain farming. It’s used to describe volume in many contexts, including a crop’s yield per acre, the amount of...Read more »

Wheat School: The threat of ochratoxin A

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 8, 2017

Canada has a stellar grain safety record and reputation, but the president of Cereals Canada believes there needs to be more awareness of one...Read more »

Wheat School: The key to planting in dry soils

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

October 4, 2017

Whatever you do, get out there and plant your wheat. That’s the message agronomist Peter Johnson has for Ontario wheat growers in this episode of...Read more »

Wheat School: ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers — Shawn Schill

By: Bernard Tobin

August 18, 2017

Not often do you hear of wheat outyielding corn, but that’s the case in our latest episode in the ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers series. RealAgriculture...Read more »

Wheat School: Stripe rust here to stay, but help is on the way

By: Bernard Tobin

August 8, 2017

Stripe rust was back in Ontario wheat fields again in 2017. This year the presence of the disease was first confirmed in Essex County by AGRIS...Read more »

Wheat School: Keep watch for the Cereal Aphid Manager App

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 14, 2017

Photo taken at the Lacombe Field Crop Development Centre by Debra Murphy, 2016.

The decision to spray for aphids in cereal crops is complicated, as it requires not only scouting for and estimating aphid populations at a given...Read more »

Wheat School: Late nitrogen pumps up protein and profits

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 10, 2017

Surging wheat markets mean there’s plenty of profit potential in high protein wheat, and Peter Johnson has some tips to help you cash in on those...Read more »

Wheat School: New FHB1 varieties offer better fusarium control, agronomics and yield

By: Bernard Tobin

June 30, 2017

The FHB1 gene for fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance has been around for some time, but now it’s available in stronger agronomic varieties that...Read more »

Wheat School: Unleashing a bacteria biopesticide to control grassy weeds

By: Kara Oosterhuis

June 13, 2017

The bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens on agar (Source: Ninjatacoshell; CC BY-SA 3.0; via Wikimedia Commons)

A “biopesticide” is defined as a living organism that’s capable of controlling a pest, including weeds. Dr. Susan Boyetchko, research...Read more »