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Every Wednesday, Peter Johnson gives you the agronomic word on all the crops growing in Canada.

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Every Wednesday, Peter Johnson gives you the agronomic word on all the crops growing in Canada.

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 21: Damp husks, variable rate lime, chopping stalks, and too much phos

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 21: Damp husks, variable rate lime, chopping stalks, and too much phos

    Corn in Ontario is finally drying down, just as the cold, wet, fall weather kicks into gear this week. But, hey, it’s not snow (sorry, Western Canada). In this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson is answering plenty of your questions on soil fertility, fertilizer rates, and residue management considerations in conjunction with fertility... Read More

    • 17 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, October 14: Dusty phos, more wheat, and the importance of residue management

    Wheat Pete’s Word, October 14: Dusty phos, more wheat, and the importance of residue management

    When the combine is running through those soybeans, how good of job is it doing at spreading the residue? Getting the wheat in right after the beans isn’t always just about timing — excellent field conditions and residue management matter too, says Peter Johnson, host of Wheat Pete’s Word. In this week’s episode, Johnson shares... Read More

    • 16 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 7: Slow-to-dry corn, target prices, checking in, and living roots

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 7: Slow-to-dry corn, target prices, checking in, and living roots

    Did September feel a little cool? Well, that’s because it was. Not that the month was that cold, but it was cool enough, and cool enough on consecutive days that the Ontario corn crop is taking for-ev-er to dry down. In this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson tackles some recent questions, offers encouragement,... Read More

    • 17 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 30: Stink bugs, pink corn, early wheat, and broadcast P

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 30: Stink bugs, pink corn, early wheat, and broadcast P

    It might be very dry in Ontario, but that means the crop can come off quickly and we can get the 2021 wheat crop locked and loaded. In this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson has answers to seeding pinch points on meeting soil fertility needs, a few scouting tips on new and old... Read More

    • 16 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 23: Frost impacts, super-dry beans, tar spot, and rock hard ground

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 23: Frost impacts, super-dry beans, tar spot, and rock hard ground

    The last week hasn’t been kind to the Ontario grain crop as a light frost caused heavy damage to many edible beans, some soybeans, and corn. More than that, we’re in the heart of optimal winter wheat planting timing and conditions are dry — what’s a farmer to do? To answer that question, plus so... Read More

    • 16 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 16: Too good to be true yields, wheat fertility, and some disease questions

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 16: Too good to be true yields, wheat fertility, and some disease questions

    Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson talks a mile a minute in this one folks, buckle up! In this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson answers all the agronomy questions about wheat seeding, cover crops, and weed control, in a Farmer Rapid Fire style. We see what you did there, Johnson, trying to be... Read More

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Benedict1944 ,

Lots of good information

Thanks! 👍👍

cana-ame ,

Look forward to it every week

Hard to beat Peters enthusiasm.

AlbadonAdam ,

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.

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