The Wheat Quality Council Spring Wheat Tour three-day average yield for spring wheat at 49.1 bushels per acre. The average yield for durum is at 39 bushels an acre. North Dakota Wheat Commission Market Development and Research Manager Erica Olson says it’s not going to be a bumper crop for the state, but it will be a healthy crop. “One thing we’ve noticed is with the heat we’ve had, there’s some crop stress, like smaller heads.” The forecast is for hot weather this week with much of the crop in the kernel fill period. Wheat Quality Council Executive Vice President Dave Green asked growers throughout the tour if they were concerned about the later than usual year. “They said the weather is what it is and it will be fine.” RRFN’s coverage of the spring wheat tour is sponsored by Acres Away Ag Services.
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