Wheat Pete's Word
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Every Wednesday, Peter Johnson gives you the agronomic word on all the crops growing in Canada.
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Dec 12: Waiting on clover, cereal rye timing, phosphorus no-nos, and $12 beans||It’s nearly Christmas and finally — finally! — corn harvest is done for many, but there are actually many acres of soybeans still yet to be harvested in Ontario. Could soybean seeding be impacted? It’s quite possible given some fields that are||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Dec 5: Corn wintering strategy, wet wheat, potato shortages, and the theatre||This week’s edition of Wheat Pete’s Word tackles tough questions and comments from the Maritimes, the United States, and across Ontario. In case you missed it, the east has called time-of-death on the potato harvest with a full 10% of the crop aband||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Nov. 28: Released corn acres, snow plough downs, and DDGs as fertilizer||He sings, he dances, and he hosts a weekly agronomy podcast — the multi-talented Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson is back for this week’s edition of Wheat Pete’s Word, and we’ve got some major miles to cover on destroying a corn crop effectively.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Nov 21: Clover credits, long-term corn storage, and recipes for wheat success||To say it’s been a tough few weeks of harvest for Ontario growers would been an understatement, and Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson has a thrown out a challenge to all — call your neighbour, check in, let them talk or vent their frustration.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Nov 14: Winter wheat acres, salvage values, and rut repairs||Harvest weather has not been kind, but some great yields make up for it at least a little for many Ontario farmers. We’ve also got some good news on wheat acres, too. It can’t all be good, of course, and this fall weather has left many fields rutted||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Nov 7: Combine mods, cereal rye, and soy storage tips||Let’s start this week’s Word on a super positive note — Peter Johnson is a grandpa for the sixth time! Host Johnson takes that wonderful piece of news as inspiration for this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word and tries to keep it upbeat and positive (m||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Oct 31: What do you do with a problem like this corn crop?||Happy Halloween, everyone. Did you corn crop dress up as a high yielding, but also high mycotoxin-infused monster? Do you dress up as a Wheat Pete’s Word listener a little tired of hearing about what to do with this corn crop? Well,||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Oct 24: Chilly weed control, witch’s hat corn, and mycotoxin mayhem||When you don’t have something nice to say you’re supposed to say nothing at all, but if you’ve ever met Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson you already know that’s not his style. Besides, the Ontario corn crop is such a mess there’s no way to NOT t||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Oct 17: Horsetail control, cleaning corn, and new answers for cereal rye||Harvest has picked up in both Western and Eastern Canada, though the challenges facing each region are unique. On this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson tackles late season weed control decisions (mostly: just don’t),||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Oct 10: Harvest woes, late planting for wheat, and big buggy decisions||Harvest woes aren’t just limited to Western Canada, as, while there hasn’t been snow (yet!), wet field conditions are keeping Ontario farmers out of the fields as well. Soybean harvest has hardly advanced since last week,||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Oct 3: Soybean standstill, toxin problems, and strip till answers||There are not one, but two Alert! Alert! Alert! segments in this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word, and that’s just how she goes in a wet, snowy, long, drawn out harvest. Host Peter Johnson is talking wheat storage woes, mycotoxin trouble,||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Sept. 26: Banner soybean yields, slow dry down, and one-cut miracle hay||This week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word runs nearly coast to coast, with questions from out west, down south, out east, and everywhere in between. From the on-fire soybean yields in Ontario, to the evergreen crop in Western Canada,||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Sept 19: Surprising soy yields, sprouting corn, plus hay and more hay||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 an incredible rate. In this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson rounds up some pretty impre||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Sept 12: Dicamba drift, sticky wheat, adzuki beans, and hemp in rotation||On this special Canada’s Outdoor Farm show edition of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson must share the spotlight with RealAgriculture founder Shaun Haney. From dicamba drift reports, to sticky, frost-damaged wheat, to hemp,||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Sept 5: Big yield predictions, gibberella risks, and selling potash||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, host of Wheat Pete’s Word. It seems that some of the good spots look GREAT and some of the poor spots||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Top information and great entertainment
Pete knows how to mix good agronomic data with an entertaining delivery. One of the more energetic characters in Ontario Agriculture, I am very happy Pete has chosen to stay in the Public light after leaving OMAFRA.
Great place to get relevant, current info on cropping in Ontario!
Very entertaining and informative
Wheat Pete does a great job of answering weekly calls in an entertaining and informative way.