Westbred Technical Product Manager Grant Mehring is seeing a wide variation in crop conditions for winter wheat in the Northern Plains. “There’s an incredible difference between a really great crop in some areas and an abysmal crop in others. I can only explain it like this: wheat that hasn’t tillered one stem is six inches tall and about ready to head out,” says Mehring. “Our crop is in trouble with the recent heat.” In South Dakota, Mehring says farmers are making the decision to not take the wheat crop to harvest. “Going into central and northeastern South Dakota, it’s dry. Farmers are making decisions on cool season crops thinking maybe it’s better to plant sunflowers or another broadleaf crop.” Hear the story.