It’s a tale of two planting seasons in parts of North Dakota. Huso Crop Consulting’s Mark Huso, based in Lakota, North Dakota, says in northern Nelson County and western Walsh County there’s been field activity for over a week now. “North of Highway 2, there is both wheat and corn in the ground. South of there, fields are more wet than they look.” Huso adds most farmers in his area are not too far off from the 2017 starting date. Corn was being planted around May 4 last year. However, farmers are looking for rain to help replenish fertilizer. “In southwest Walsh County there is some direct seeding into bean ground. Right now there are not moisture concerns, but if rain stayed away for a bit opinions might change.”
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