North Dakota Grain Growers Association director Dennis Haugen took part in the Wheat Quality Council’s Winter Wheat Tour. Haugen says late planting of the crop was the biggest issue. “If the heat turns on, we all know there could be some issues there,” says Haugen. “Also, if it stays wet in the northeast part for a while, there could be disease issues when heading.” There was some abandonment in northwest Kansas due to poor stands. In addition, Haugen says some acres south of Wichita simply did not get planted. “They were in a similar scenario as North Dakota last fall with a late soybean harvest.”
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