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  • February 12, 2024
  • All Day
  • Georgia Lewis
  • 902-670-9655

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Let’s Talk Nitrogen Management with Peter Johnson – “Wheat Pete”

All Day
February 12, 2024


Georgia Lewis


Let’s Talk Nitrogen Management with Peter Johnson – “Wheat Pete”

All Day
February 12, 2024


This event is being held as part of the On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) program. The goals of the program are to encourage on-farm sequestration of carbon and reduction in greenhouse gases through the implementation of improved nitrogen management, enhanced cover crop adoption, and the normalization of rotational grazing. For more info on the OFCAF program, please visit

Event Details

February 12, 2024

Truro – Perennia Room 214, 90 Research Drive
10:00 AM to 11:30  AM  

Valley – Kentville Firehall, 463 Main St, Kentville
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM 

Session Description

Join Perennia and Real Agriculture’s Peter Johnson “Wheat Pete”, in talking all about Nitrogen Management. This will be an hour-and-a-half session to engage with one of Canada’s leading ag speakers on N management in all its forms.

Guest Speaker

Peter Johnson “Wheat Pete”   

Peter is a long-time Agricultural speaker with – who not only loves wheat but is also a dynamic agronomist who loves to discuss fertility, corn, soybeans, pest management and much more.  

Peter was the Provincial Cereal Specialist, part of the Field Crop team with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for 30 years (retired 2015). He is treasurer and past chair of the Ontario Cereal Crop Committee. He co-founded the Great Lakes Wheat Workers group. His specialties are cereal crops, production systems, fertility management, conservation tillage (no-till), cover crops and site-specific management.

Peter was an integral part of developing the SMART Wheat program that has significantly increased Ontario wheat yields. He works closely with local and regional Soil & Crop Improvement Associations to improve agricultural productivity, reduce costs and minimize environmental impact. He believes strongly in on-farm evaluation of new technologies. Peter is a University of Guelph graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, receiving the Allied Farm Services Scholarship and the OAC Proficiency Award. He was the 1997 recipient of the T R Hilliard Agricultural Extension Award. He received the President’s Technology Award from the Oxford County Federation of Agriculture in 2013. Peter and his family operate a small farm near Lucan, and to Peter, “this is where the rubber hits the road”! 


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