Wheat Pete’s Word, Dec 21: Unlocking the Secrets of Crop Rotation (Hint: It’s All About OM)

After a week in the sunny south (no, not Chatham), Peter Johnson returns for this latest Wheat Pete’s Word.

Always one to keep it festive, Johnson kicks off this week’s word with a lovely chat about hog manure, moves on to grain storage problems in cold weather, and even tackles some wild claims of lowering soil pH with tractor exhaust.

From building soil organic matter over a farming career, to crop rotation research sources, and on to long-term use of manure, Johnson takes the time to explain some fantastic soil dynamics. All that and more below: