Category: Seeding WSE

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 »

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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: 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: Action item prioritizing in a difficult spring

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 8, 2017

Wet soil, cold nights, weeds, disease, and nitrogen needs are all converging at once – what’s a wheat grower to do? As Ontario’s cold, soggy...Read more »

Wheat School: Shedding Pounds Makes Healthier Seeding Rate

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 24, 2017

Peter Johnson wishes farmers managed wheat more like corn. He admits that corn’s bigger yields and higher profitability creates more interest in...Read more »

Wheat School: Making a Case for Perennial Wheat

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 4, 2017

Perennial wheat F1s setting seed. Photo: Jamie Larsen

Are you tired of planting wheat every year? What if you only had to plant the crop every four years? If those questions spark your interest, you...Read more »

Wheat School: Understanding Those Higher Yields in Your Fields

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 11, 2017

Every wheat farmer has watched with glee as the number on their yield monitor jumps 20 to 50 bushels as the combine travels through the field. In...Read more »

Wheat School: ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers — Barry and Tyler McBlain Aim for a 160 Bu/Ac Average

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 7, 2017

Ontario farmers rarely see the yield monitor hit 240 bushels in their wheat crop. But Barry and Tyler McBlain hit that number in 2016. What’s even...Read more »

Wheat School: Can Winter Wheat Get Too Big?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

October 18, 2016

Ontario’s winter wheat crop is growing like gangbusters thanks to unseasonably warm fall temperatures. But could it grow too much? “No way,”...Read more »

Wheat School: Trade Soy for Wheat and Make $40 per Acre

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 2, 2016

Would you trade $50 of soybeans for $90 of wheat? Real Agriculture resident agronomist Peter Johnson thinks you should. In this Wheat School episode,...Read more »

Wheat School: Boost Yields With Seed-Placed Phosphorus

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 3, 2016

Looking to add 15 to 20 bushels to your winter wheat yield? Depending on your base fertility level, seed-placed phosphorus could do the trick. In...Read more »

Wheat School: How Many of Your Seeds Survived to Become Viable Plants?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 4, 2016

How many of the seeds put in the ground by your airseeder or drill will actually emerge and become viable plants? Seedling mortality can vary...Read more »

Wheat School: To Treat or Not to Treat, Is It a Question?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 29, 2016

For some growers, treating wheat seed is a no-brainer, while others still choose to forego a treatment and the input cost that comes with it. So how...Read more »

Wheat School: Managing Ontario’s “Incredible” Winter Crop

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

November 16, 2015

Peter Johnson was practically giddy as he walked through wheat fields on a beautiful November day near Woodstock, Ontario. “We’ve got big acreage...Read more »

Wheat School: Seeding Rates — Cut Back Early, Bump Up Late

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 29, 2015

RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson is all smiles these days as the warm fall continues to give farmers an opportunity to plant winter wheat...Read more »