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, 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|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Aug 29: Fall fertility, wheat seeds per acre, and the California RoundUp case||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 start harvest on spring-planted crops. It’s also been a trying week for Ontario’s Compaction Day pl||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Aug. 22: Late season rain, counting rows per cob, & the year of foxtail||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 corner, we’re starting to hear more yield estimates or predictions,||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Aug 15: Corn disease risks, a sudden potash deficiency, and cloudy conditions||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 starting harvest in earnest in the west. Late-season agronomy typically centres on harvest management,.||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Aug 8: An early end to flowering, water volumes, and weed control fails||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 Johnson. That’s where we start with this week’s episode. From there,||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, Aug 1: Hail injury, corn salvage, cover crop seeding, and organic matter maps||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 happens when you’re held up by weather? Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson tackles that,||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, July 25: Glorious rain, worms, short corn, and grain sales||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 for this year’s thirsty crop? Peter Johnson, host of Wheat Pete’s Word, says possibly not,||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, July 18: Fungicide in a dry year, the price of straw, and protecting fresh silk||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 Peter Johnson continue to roll in, and this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word covers it all from||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, July 11: Peduncles, double crops, and chewing vs. sucking insects||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, but it was actually a field tour (and plot harvest) that pushed host Peter Johnson right to deadline.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, July 4: Most amazing corn crop, an aphid alert, and white mould musts||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 need to check for all sorts of other insects because hot, dry weather is helping creepy-crawlies multipl||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, June 27: Leaf burn, lodged wheat, and thrips in corn||Ontario has turned into the land of extremes, where wet areas are suffering through excessive rainfall when it happens, while other areas wither in the dry and the heat. There is one near-perfect area — the Ottawa Valley — and host Peter Johnson fig||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, June 20: Wild weather, yellow corn causes, and seed size surprises||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 talking wild weather, wheat woes and wonder, then move on to skimpy seeds and yellow ycorn (Editor’s note:||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWheat Pete’s Word, June 13: Weevil whacking, the nitrate report, and dry bean replants||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 Johnson, host of Wheat Pete’s Word, shares in this week’s edition,||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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Very entertaining and informative
Wheat Pete does a great job of answering weekly calls in an entertaining and informative way.
Great place to get relevant, current info on cropping in Ontario!