Category: Wheat

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 20: Wild weather, yellow corn causes, and seed size surprises

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 20, 2018

Corn – hail

This week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word is full of alliterations and maybe, just maybe, a little serving of humble pie. We start this week...Read more »

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Unapproved GM wheat plants discovered in Alberta

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 14, 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat plants containing a trait developed...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 13: Weevil whacking, the nitrate report, and dry bean replants

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 13, 2018

It’s dry, dry, dry in some areas of Ontario, but some relief could show up as many forecasts are calling for rain. Just how dry is it? As Peter...Read more »

Wheat School: Should you worry about head snag?

By: Bernard Tobin

June 11, 2018

Hot days and warm nights have produced lots of head snag in Ontario winter wheat fields. RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson explains that a...Read more »

Wheat School: How to manage late-arriving stripe rust

By: Bernard Tobin

June 7, 2018

Stripe rust is back again in Ontario wheat fields for the third consecutive year. The leaf disease first showed up in the province in 2016, and...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 6: Weed height and corn yield loss, weevils, and a stripe rust alert

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 6, 2018

Photo by Debra Murphy, 2014.

If everything goes south from here on in, we can blame Peter Johnson, host of the weekly Wheat Pete’s Word, as he proclaims this week that things...Read more »

Wheat School: Planting wheat with a planter

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 21, 2018

It’s an established fact that seeding depth and plant spacing are critical factors in maximizing yields and uniformity in some crops. That’s why...Read more »

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 »

U.S. tolerance established, clearing way for Manipulator on wheat

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 26, 2018

After several years of waiting, Canadian farmers will be able to use the plant growth regulator (PGR) known as Manipulator on wheat destined for the...Read more »

Five more CWRS varieties to be moved to new wheat class due to lower gluten strength

By: Kelvin Heppner

April 20, 2018

The Canadian Grain Commission has announced it is moving five more Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat varieties to the new Canada Northern Hard...Read more »

Wheat School: Solve your tiller problem with N, not seeding rate

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 2, 2018

Wheat tillers are nothing but a well-camouflaged weed, right? Not exactly. While excessive tillering can cause grief for fungicide timing and harvest...Read more »

What’s new for herbicides in Ontario for 2018

By: Bernard Tobin

March 28, 2018

Planting is just around the corner, and if you’re in full-on crop planning mode you’re likely curious about what’s new, what’s old, what’s...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 »

Aerial application on the rise in Ontario

By: Bernard Tobin

March 16, 2018

Thinking about using an aerial applicator this year to fly on fungicide, fertilizer, or cover crops? If so, you better grab your phone and book a...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 »