Ontario in Mid-April: Red-Tipped Wheat, the End of Maple Syrup Season, and Attacking Early flowering weeds

The pictures are rolling in and it appears that the wheat that did get in the ground last fall (or was it winter?) did actually make it. Maple syrup season has wrapped up, to mixed reviews on volume (but you can bet it still tastes great), but that also means it’s warming up — and a warm up means one thing: weeds.

Ontario’s resident Wildman Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson is here to get you caught up on what’s the biggest action item on the to-do list this week out in the field or in the shop. From what herbicide combos are working well for particularly early weeds, to what nitrogen rate to use while topping up those wheat fields, and on to whether or not clover is still a good idea, given the calendar date — it’s all here in this week’s rant: