It’s too early to tell the quality and quantity of spring wheat seed in North Dakota for the year ahead. North Dakota State Seed Department Seed Commissioner Ken Bertsch says until the final certification process is wrapped up, there aren’t any definite answers. “We’ve run into this before where in certain areas of the state harvest conditions will be different from others. Seed can move. Some of the folks in the southwest part of the state are contacting growers in the east part of the state about moving seed.” A concern could be durum seed. “The bigger problem in North Dakota is durum seed production acres have fallen drastically in the last five years,” says Bertsch. “Last year, we had about 13,000 acres and we’re down from that again this year. Durum will be shakier than spring wheat when it comes to seed supply issues.” Listen to the story.