While the 2018 crop year presented its fair share of challenges, there were some small successes. In northeast North Dakota, Huso Crop Consulting owner Mark Huso says wheat and canola were strong performers. “Both crops beat the heat and drought stress. A lot of that is management, picking the right variety and a strong fertility program,” says Huso. “Just because wheat and canola do well in the area, I expect those acres to be strong in 2019.” For the row crops, Huso says rain was the make or break factor. “With dry conditions, the narrower rows canopied quick and conserved moisture. Also, tillage mattered with the soybeans.” Huso hosted area farmers in Lakota Tuesday night to reflect on this year and prepare for the New Year. Listen to more.