According to North Dakota Wheat Commission Market Development and Research Manager Erica Olson, the spring wheat emergence varies across North Dakota. “Most of North Dakota is dry with the exception of a small portion in the southeast part of the state. Farmers there say the spring wheat is coming out of the ground well and the stand is even. For the rest of the state, farmers are digging into the ground to see seeds germinating or not. Those farmers are expecting an uneven stand and they are worried they’ll end up with two different crops.” Olson says if the crop continues to develop at different times throughout the growing season, harvest could get challenging. “The summer weather can straighten things out, but it’s hard to tell right now.”
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