East Grand Forks farmer Matthew Krueger received second place in the dryland spring wheat division of the National Wheat Yield Contest. The WestBred 9590 variety was seeded May 20. Despite a late planting date, it yielded 113 bushels per acre. “It was one of the earlier fields that we got in, it caught one of the earlier rains and it was a bit cooler.” Heading into the 2023 growing season, Krueger is faced with dry conditions. “I’d be okay with a slight delay to spring if that involves precipitation of some sort. We had a digging issue the other day and the frost is only two inches down so what is out there will hopefully soak in.”
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