Give your soils a hug — grow corn, not soybeans

Peter Johnson believes Ontario’s failed wheat acres should be replanted to corn.

So your winter wheat crop is looking rough and you plan to abandon it and plant another crop when the field dries up. What will you plant? RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson has one word for you — corn. When it comes to the health of Ontario soils, Johnson believes farmers in the province are already planting way too many soybeans acres and should resist the temptation to convert those failed wheat fields to the popular oilseed. In this video, Johnson points out that research shows planting soybeans after soybeans will deliver a 10 percent yield hit. He also pins some…

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