The North Dakota Grain Growers Association and North Dakota Wheat Commission hosted a virtual pre-harvest spring wheat event on Tuesday. More than 200 participants got an update on the Northern Plains crop, including the variable spring wheat in North Dakota. Near Williston, field conditions were dry for much of the growing season and recent rains are welcome. “The early planted spring wheat is starting to turn color now and that’s really early for us,” said Clair Keene, area specialist, NDSU Williston Research Extension Center. “I think we’ll be harvesting some small grains in plots in the next two weeks.” York, North Dakota farmer Phil Volk also offered an update. “Along Highway 2 in north-central North Dakota, we had some small rains and got good, even germination. Then, we had heavy, windy and driving rains that lodged the crop.”
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