North Dakota farmers are evaluating their crop, looking for possible damage from the windy conditions. Lovas Ag Consulting agronomist Sarah Lovas said there were farmers out trying to row crop cultivate near Hillsboro, North Dakota. Soybeans are at a critical stage. “The crop was starting to emerge, in the cotyledon stage. If they are chopped off then, you’ve lost the growing point and then, some soybean seed was blown out of the ground,” explained Lovas. “There can be sandblasting in corn and wheat, but those crops should come back.” Lovas encourages farmers to wait a few days before deciding to replant. “We also need to think about how we’ll manage the soils going into fall in these dry conditions.”
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