Of the 57 spring wheat varieties evaluated during the Grand Forks County plot tour, a large portion are lodged. NDSU Extension Small Grain and Corn Agronomist Clair Keene says Mother Nature should play a role in variety selections. “Especially here where lodging is a more common issue due to the wind.” Keene encourages growers to be open to looking at many varieties when thinking about next year’s spring wheat. “Take a closer look at the NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension variety trial data and make comparisons.”
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