Category: Wheat Pete's Word

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 »

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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 Pete’s Word, May 30: Skipping through growth stages, nozzle angles, and correcting deficiencies

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 30, 2018

As the calendar inches ever closer to June, host of Wheat Pete’s Word and resident agronomist, Peter Johnson, is tackling your top agronomy...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 23: Leaf burn, capillary action, and killing sow thistle

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 23, 2018

For all the talk of a late, late spring, we sure have caught up in a hurry. While there are areas hurting for moisture nearly across Canada, some...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 15: Magic numbers for corn, sinking forage quality, and poop-covered beetles

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 16, 2018

Spring is off to a roaring start in some areas — for some it’s the roar of a hot, dry wind (hey, Prairies!) and for others it’s the roar of...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 9: Thin wheat, cereal leaf beetles, and the weed that keeps resisting

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 9, 2018

Waterhemp in Ontario has tested resistant to multiple modes of action. Photo: Lauren Benoit

In today’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, resident agronomist and host Peter Johnson talks crop progress (with some surprising comparisons to last...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 2: Re-seeding alfalfa, manganese deficiency, and biostimulants

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 2, 2018

It’s very suddenly time to get things done! Host Peter Johnson starts off the show talking temperatures and crop notes, then moves into erosion...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, April 25: Nitrogen stabilizers, ground beetles, and winter barley

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 25, 2018

Have you walked your winter wheat field yet? Resident agronomist Peter Johnson reminds everyone that now is the time to look for frost heaving and...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Apr 18: Planting dates, cold imbibition, and kernel counts

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 18, 2018

Host Peter Johnson tackles a broad range of topics in this week’s podcast, from weird weather (and chilling out about it) to cold imbibition,...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, April 11: Frost heaves, SCN in dry beans, and planting corn with a hoe-drill

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 11, 2018

From planting late corn with a hoe-drill to soybean cyst nematode in kidney beans, host Peter Johnson addresses a whole gamat of interesting...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, April 4: Ammonium thiosulfate, grazing winter wheat, and dead soybeans everywhere

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 4, 2018

While using winter wheat for grazing doesn’t exactly excite host Peter Johnson, he dedicates a little time to the subject today, along with all...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, March 28: Monitoring stored grain, seeding alfalfa and timing nitrogen applications

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 28, 2018

Today’s show comes to us all the way from Salina, Kansas, and sees host Peter Johnson starting off the show with a correction, then: seeding...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, March 21: Nitrogen timing, split-S, and the impact of cereal rye before corn

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 21, 2018

In today’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host and resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, Peter Johnson, catches up on topics ranging from...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, March 14: Terminating alfalfa, growing corn in P.E.I., and increasing protein in wheat

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 14, 2018

In another fast-paced episode of the Word, host Peter Johnson addresses everything from dry conditions in Oklahoma to combining corn in P.E.I. Hear...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, March 7: Doppelgängers, volatilization, and learnings from Zambia

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 7, 2018

Host Peter Johnson brings us highlights and learnings all the way from Zambia in this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word. Then: a rant on “first-world...Read more »