Tag: Peter Johnson

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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Agronomy Geeks, Ep: 1 — Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 18, 2018

If ever you’ve tried to communicate something you’ve learned or something you’ve experienced, you may have realized quickly that being an...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, 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 »

7 habits of highly effective crop scouts

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 15, 2018

As the crop gets out of the ground, farmers across Canada look to hit the field and evaluate the start of the 2018 growing season. There are those...Read more »

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 »

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 »

How much yield potential do we lose planting after May 1?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 17, 2018

It’s mid-April and a huge part of Western Canada, Ontario, and the northern U.S. is digging out after a late winter blast of snow, freezing rain,...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 »

The secret to reducing your corn nitrogen bill by 75 pounds an acre

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 27, 2018

Debra Murphy, 2016.

Want to apply 75 fewer pounds per acre on corn ground next year, and possibly achieve a higher yield? Peter Johnson, agronomist for RealAgriculture,...Read more »

What it takes to grow record-setting wheat

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 26, 2018

Can we grow world-record-breaking wheat here in Ontario? The answer from most will be a resounding NO!, but don’t give in so quickly. The world...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 »