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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, Jan 22: Proper pressure, ice, dismal yields, and packing in starch

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 22: Proper pressure, ice, dismal yields, and packing in starch

    You’ll have to excuse Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson’s voice for this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, as the poor lad is suffering from a terrible cold. But a little frog in his throat isn’t going to stop him from tackling the week’s questions, updates, and challenges. Get a quick summary of some of the recent... Read More

    • 15 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 15: Rain and extreme cold, the cost of resistance, and manure on snow

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 15: Rain and extreme cold, the cost of resistance, and manure on snow

    It’s been a week of wild weather: extreme cold in the west, and warm and very wet weather in the east. Understandably, overland flooding in Ontario has many farmers asking about the impact on the wheat crop. Peter Johnson has the answer you need in this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word. Johnson shares some of the... Read More

    • 17 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 8: A corn toxin alert, tiles vs. earthworms, temperature updates, and a final look at 2019

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 8: A corn toxin alert, tiles vs. earthworms, temperature updates, and a final look at 2019

    It’s a new year, and we’re back with the first Wheat Pete’s Word of the decade! Peter Johnson, host of Wheat Pete’s Word, says that although we are only eight days in, 2020 is already roaring ahead steadily. The mantra for 2020 according to Wheat Pete is “perfect vision.” If we can see clearly, we’ll... Read More

    • 17 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec. 18: Cornsicle bins, performance trials, N tie up, and a Merry Christmas

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec. 18: Cornsicle bins, performance trials, N tie up, and a Merry Christmas

    It’s December 18th, have you checked your corn bins lately? Host of Wheat Pete’s Word, Peter Johnson has more than a few public service announcements this week, and one of them is all about high moisture corn turning into big blocks of ice (and, conversely, yucky heated hot spots) in the bin. But before we... Read More

    • 17 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 11: Soil sampling strategies, the importance of weed ID, and road safety

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 11: Soil sampling strategies, the importance of weed ID, and road safety

    Here we are, just a few weeks from the holidays and the end of the calendar year, and many farmers are using every last bit of daylight to get the crop harvested and dried, if they can. When you’re pushing long hours in less than ideal conditions, sometimes safety gets thrown out the window, and... Read More

    • 17 min
    Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec. 4: Kernel shrinkage and test weight trouble, full elevators, and iced over soybeans

    Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec. 4: Kernel shrinkage and test weight trouble, full elevators, and iced over soybeans

    If you’ve been waiting for Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson to answer your question about soil sampling, you’re going to have to wait another week, because this week is mostly about corn, corn, and more corn. And that’s just the kind of week it’s been in Ontario, as corn harvest ever so slowly creeps towards complete... Read More

    • 17 min

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