Where the hell did all that corn yield come from ?!
Combines in Ontario are switching from beans to corn, and the results are amazing, says Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson in this episode of The Word.
This week’s episode asks that question, in addition to exploring winter wheat rust, acres of wheat in the soil, double crop bean yields, and whether or not we can find out where N came from. in the atmosphere, soil or water.
Have a question you would like Johnson to answer or performance results to send? Don’t you agree with what he said? Leave him a message at 1-888-746-3311, send him a tweet (@wheatpete) or send him an email at [emailÂ protected]
- Tomorrow is November 11, Remembrance Day
- Take a moment to think, please. We are blessed.
- Metric or Imperial? Oh my. The feedback was great
- Submit your Wheat Pete-isms for a project Lyndsey is working on
- The wheat sinks into the ground. Well done! You can ensure production in the spring (but you can no longer ensure winter destruction)
- Should be north of 700,000 acres! Better than expected and with a tough time
- More came in after Monday too
- Still good potential if there is a gel seeding opportunity
- Dig up the yellow / sad looking wheat and bring it in and take a closer look – it doesn’t recoil
- Broadcast seed is not a good option, as the seed will be on the soil surface and more likely to die.
- Good wheat fields have leaf rust. Will it hurt performance? One pass of fungicide was not cost effective in the trials. Yield potential is not fixed at this time, and winter should kill rust
- The yields of double crop soybeans are amazing!
- Bruce County, short season, July 25 beans cover crop, yield 15 bushels per acre! July 4 in some other areas, 52 bushels of beans
- It worked this year, it won’t always work, mind you
- We had a great year for it
- Some IP varieties tolerated wet weather better than others
- The corn gives way through the roof. Is it because of the hot nights? May be. But you can’t count on hot nights every season. This helps the crop to mature, but you also need moisture.
- Plot yields were a bit of a headache
- Sunlight was limiting in July, August, September. How did that contribute to this important performance? Early planting likely, large stands (approximately 600 plants per acre more), uniform stand, and more.
- Below 10 in the evening, or above 32 during the day, corn doesn’t like it. Temperature range from June to September and even October there were a few days outside this range
- The weight of the grain did most of the work. Watch more about it here.
- Ouch, the plow is out. It’s hard for the health of the soil, team
- Spring wheat for straw? Also check the oats
- A word from the West: can we know where nitrogen comes from in the environment? Yes! [emailÂ protected]