In north central North Dakota, Ryan Pederson has started desiccating wheat. However, it has been a wet growing season and Pederson has some quality concerns with this year’s crop. “Of course, there are always drowned-out spots and saline areas. We top-dressed with liquid nitrogen to enhance protein, however, right before the Wheat Quality Council tour, I started to notice the quality wasn’t what I had hoped for. I was noticing more scab than I expected to see, even with fungicide application. The tour did confirm that, but I don’t think it will be a bad crop by any means.”
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