Due to cool, wet conditions, the spring wheat harvest in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota is off to a slow start. WestBred Wheat technical product manager Grant Mehring says the persistent rains can damage the harvest-ready wheat. “We can see late-season lodging, issues with falling numbers and even pre-harvest sprouting; we hope we won’t get there, but we are getting delayed on harvest and hope to avoid those issues.” Outside of the very dry areas in northern North Dakota, Mehring is expecting above average yields. Early protein levels are averaging 13.8-to-14.5 protein.
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