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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, Dec 7: Cooperation, compaction, winter wheat acres, and the value of zero

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 7: Cooperation, compaction, winter wheat acres, and the value of zero

    Before you know it, the days are going to start getting longer, just as meteorological winter begins! And what does winter really mean? Conference season! In this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson answers your questions left on the phone line, offers some solid life advice from an astronaut, and shares his... Read More

    • 19 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 30: Pennycress, broadcasting wheat, fungicide on beans, and online learning

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 30: Pennycress, broadcasting wheat, fungicide on beans, and online learning

    If you’re in love with wheat, and really, who isn’t, is it worth skipping a fungicide in soybeans to get wheat in sooner? That’s a big question and one that requires a few more perspectives than just fungicide use, so host of Wheat Pete’s Word, Peter Johnson, tackles that in this week’s episode. Plus, we’ll... Read More

    • 19 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 23: Cycling nutrients, delicate corn, YEN results, and N losses

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 23: Cycling nutrients, delicate corn, YEN results, and N losses

    How cold does it need to be to try and harvest snowed-in corn? That answer depends on the combine you’re running, says Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson on this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word. This week’s episode also features a discussion on nitrogen management, losses, cover crop tie-up of nutrients, and an increase in fines on... Read More

    • 19 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 16: Fall manure losses, terminating clover, corn smut, and how we spend our days

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 16: Fall manure losses, terminating clover, corn smut, and how we spend our days

    What is your time worth? This week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word encourages everyone to slow down for two major reasons: one, time is fleeting and the years we get with our kids and our loved ones are short; and, two, working safe on the farm and the roads requires a stop, look, act approach.... Read More

    • 19 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 9: Plugged elevators, persistent droughts, fall armyworm, and the season of giving

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 9: Plugged elevators, persistent droughts, fall armyworm, and the season of giving

    Corn on corn shouldn’t be the plan, but when it is, make sure the stalks are baled and returned as manure, says Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson. In this early November episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, our host shares insight in to what’s causing corn field fires, how much stress tolerance has improved in crop types,... Read More

    • 19 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 2: Raking corn, header wagons, really ultra early wheat, and maturity versus yield

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 2: Raking corn, header wagons, really ultra early wheat, and maturity versus yield

    What does triticale have to do with reduced soybean yields? What’s the payoff to longer season hybrids? And why on earth would someone rake up corn?! Tap below (or download for later) and hear this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word for all these answers and so much more. Have a question you’d like Johnson... Read More

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 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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