‘Variable’ may be the word of the year. “We had really variable emergence this spring and that was carried along all the way through the season,” reports Scott Nelson, who farms at Lakota, North Dakota. “Trying to apply fungicide has been a bit of a task and when do we start desiccating the crop for harvest. It’s going to be a bit of a decision as to when to start that process with the uneven emergence we have.” Nelson is surprised his barley crop is fairing better than his spring wheat in the high temperatures.
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