How many times per season do you leave the test strip? Many test strips happen by accident—like running out of fertilizer that pops up or forgetting to turn the sprayer back on—but the lessons learned from test strips are equally valuable whether left on purpose or by accident.
On this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson shares the results of at least one fallow strip and recaps some of the rapid fire issues that have come up this week, such as wheat seeding rate adjustments, fall weeds but keeping clover and anticipating energy and corn tonnage.
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- Standalone protein packs? Eggs, friends. Eggs!
- It’s all about the promo. Spin and public perception, friends
- What does Wheat Pete do with the word? Thanks for all the positive comments, keep it up please
- I love to do the Word, says Johnson
- Dr. Dave Hooker of the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus is going to take the physiology of corn and relate it to agronomy and how it all works
- Wednesday was a great day in the wheat markets. They are growing strong, you are back to over $10 a bushel for the week of the new crop
- Such a huge gap between the haves and have-nots this year – so much weather variability, even within a region
- Good soil even has dead corn!
- Nick from Strathroy measured the size of the cracks and they went down 18 inches
- Meanwhile, even short beans rise well
- Johanna asks how many pounds of cornmeal does it take to make a bushel of dry corn? When buying corn grain or corn for silage, the pricing will be interesting
- Short corn has decent sized cobs, does that mean higher energy in the corn? Maybe, but if you’re trying to fill burrows, you’ll need more acres
- The edible bean crop is mediocre. Small seed size
- Too short to even pull creates bad rolls
- Why are poor crops harder to harvest? So unpleasant
- Pesticide Considerations: Adding an insecticide to a spring burn is common in this area because it is cheap. This is a recipe for resistance and elimination of your useful friends!
- Reverse of this medal: Warren of Eastern Ontario sprayed Western Beanworm and left a check stripe, and to the LINE is the WBC
- Using pesticides when we need them is critical, but simply using them because they are cheap no longer helps
- The Great White plant in Western Canada was merciless, planting a whole bunch of oats
- We used to thresh the grain by beating it with a threshing stick and then throwing it into the wind to separate the chaff from the grain – nature did the threshing.
- Rains are in the forecast for Monday, should I go out of my way to plant my wheat before the rains on Monday? In Drayton, YES.
- The same with winter barley and winter canola (Check out The Agronomists here on winter canola)
- Corn Silage: Dairy farmers are short of silage, need forage. On good soil, where we have enough moisture, the corn is green to the ground
- why? It was relatively cool. We use fungicides that also allow us to stay green well, we use corn hybrids that keep green very well. And the final piece is that for many growers who have historically applied a lot of manure, we’ve seen very high nitrate releases this spring from multiple manure applications
- We don’t want shoots on the spike leaves, but one or two of them on the lower leaves, a small amount of nitrogen deficiency is not the worst thing
- Worthy red clover after the wheat harvest. But there are winter perennial weeds, when should they be removed? In October, the growth of the roots doubles
- Two famous agronomists gave up red clover!
- Good red clover begets good red clover, don’t go for red clover if you get good stands, but if you don’t get good stands
- Dandelions can be dealt with in November, but the perennial thistle should be destroyed a little earlier
- We should have good weather so early to mid October
- New barn with sand bedding; how does it work in field applications? It won’t do you any good, man
- 100,000 seeds per acre every five days after optimum for wheat
- CARD mixed with seed: flush the planter immediately (it requires management)
- Can you go for 15 gallons of 10-34-0 with wheat seed? Yes, but how could you afford it?
- Do not apply liquid manure when the coleoptile is close to emergence – before or after, but not at emergence
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