It’s hard to make up for a poor start to the growing season. That’s what Berthold, North Dakota farmer Blake Inman is thinking following the last few rain events. “Crop stands are variable and many crops were seeded into dry dirt. There are different crop heights and progression of crops in the same field. There’s less tillering on the small grains compared to what we’d normally see.” Inman says the hot days early on in the growing season took the top end off of the durum. “Those warm days early on limited tillering and burned off some of the bottom leaves, stressing the early crop. The wheat, barley and durum sets yield potential early and this hurt the potential.”
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