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Category: Wheat Pete's Word

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 19: Surprising soy yields, sprouting corn, plus hay and more hay

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 19, 2018

Photo: Claas

Harvest is rolling, rolling, rolling, and the rush is on perhaps more than most years as the Ontario crop is rushing towards dry and even too-dry at...Read more »

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Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 12: Dicamba drift, sticky wheat, adzuki beans, and hemp in rotation

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 12, 2018

Shaun Haney and Peter ‘WheatPete’ Johnson record the Word, Sept 12, 2018, at COFS. Photo credit: K. Rankin

On this special Canada’s Outdoor Farm show edition of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson must share the spotlight with RealAgriculture founder...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 5: Big yield predictions, gibberella risks, and selling potash

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 5, 2018

Gibberella ear rot. Photo credit: Lyndsey Smith, 2016

If you’ve heard tell of some record yield estimates out there, let’s all remember that the crop sure isn’t in the bin yet, says Peter Johnson,...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 29: Fall fertility, wheat seeds per acre, and the California RoundUp case

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 29, 2018

For a growing season that started so dry for so many, some farmers are now hoping for a string of two or three days of dry weather to get hay done or...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug. 22: Late season rain, counting rows per cob, & the year of foxtail

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 22, 2018

What’s with this late season rain in Ontario, and what will the impact be with crops in grain- and pod-fill stages? With soybean harvest around the...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 15: Corn disease risks, a sudden potash deficiency, and cloudy conditions

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 15, 2018

As the summer days stretch and the forest fire smoke settles in over huge areas of the country, farmers are wrapping up wheat harvest in the east and...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 8: An early end to flowering, water volumes, and weed control fails

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 8, 2018

This season’s hot weather and wild rain (and lack of it) is having a surprising impact on the soybean crop, says Wheat Pete’s Word host Peter...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 1: Hail injury, corn salvage, cover crop seeding, and organic matter maps

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 1, 2018

Harvest is somewhat paused with all the rain and storms rolling through Ontario. Once wheat is ready, it’s time to roll, roll, roll, but what...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 25: Glorious rain, worms, short corn, and grain sales

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 25, 2018

By S Shepherd Schizoform, CC 2.0

Quite literally, when it rains it pours, it seems, as much of Ontario got some to too much rain over the weekend and into this week. Is it too late...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 18: Fungicide in a dry year, the price of straw, and protecting fresh silk

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 18, 2018

Photo: OMAFRA

A week of spotty rain has some farmers singing and others moaning, as this challenging growing season marches into mid-summer. The questions for host...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 11: Peduncles, double crops, and chewing vs. sucking insects

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 12, 2018

It’s July and that means two things: sunburns and field tour season! Our apologies for this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word being posted a day late,...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 4: Most amazing corn crop, an aphid alert, and white mould musts

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 4, 2018

A scratchy-voiced Peter Johnson needs you to get out there and scout, scout, scout for aphids on soybean. While you’re out in the fields, you also...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 27: Leaf burn, lodged wheat, and thrips in corn

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 27, 2018

Ontario has turned into the land of extremes, where wet areas are suffering through excessive rainfall when it happens, while other areas wither in...Read more »

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 »

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 »