Jim Anderson, a wheat breeder at the university, says the new variety of medium-maturity hard red spring wheat has tested consistently above average in yields, with good test weights and protein. He says it performed well in testing locations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Canada.
Minot is filling up with Scandinavians this week. It’s the week of the Norsk Hostfest, which draws tens of thousands of people each year along with hundreds of artists, chefs and craftsmen. The festival starts Tuesday and runs through Saturday.
North Dakota wheat farmers are being advised to check their fields for signs of scab, a grain-withering disease brought on by wet weather, after spring flooding across the state pushed back planting and increased the chance of it appearing in some fields.
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