Crops in the Minto, North Dakota area are off to a good start. According to Minto Ag Center owner and agronomist Trevor Slominski, the timely rains helped. “Some crops got a little more moisture than farmers wanted, but overall, the rains have been good.” Slominski said the crop mix is close to originally planned. “However, there are little more dry edible beans and sunflowers planted this year.” Pesticide and weed control applications have been slowed by windy conditions near Crystal. “We are limited on the time we can spray, but we can cover a lot of ground relatively quicky,” said Brian O’Toole. “Weed control is going well and the crop is coming up fairly easy. The one exception is the dry edible beans that are coming up a bit slower.” In the Langdon area, the crops are all over the board due to the long planting window. “The early stuff looks good and the later stuff may get healed with the rain,” said Kevin Waslaski. There’s lots of things happening at once. “We also have some flea beetles in the canola and we’re trying to stay ahead of that. It’s been a challenge, like everything else this year.” Listen to the segment.