In southwest North Dakota, Dickinson farmer Kyle Okke is seeing farmers begin planting. “Fields are just a little bit tacky still. With the dry forecast, there’s no need to push getting started.” Okke says most farmers are sticking with their planting intentions, but may slightly raise the wheat seeding rate. “A majority of the seeding may be pushed into May. So what we really need to be thinking about increasing plant populations to compensate for reducing tillering.”
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