According to the latest Drought Monitor, 47 percent of North Dakota is in extreme drought. That’s up from 27 percent last week. However, last year’s prevented plant ground remains wet. “The PP ground that did not grow anything other than a few weeds is especially wet,” said Mark Rohrich, agronomist, Maverick Ag. “There’s some PP that got cover crops and that is not wet in the same way as those acres that sat idle.” Rohrich, who is based at Ashley in south-central North Dakota, does anticipate logistical issues for crop inputs this spring. Glyphosate is one example. “That’s the truth; you couldn’t order a bunch of glyphosate tomorrow and expect it to arrive in five days.”
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