Wet spots slow spring wheat planting in Upper Midwest
Wet pockets have slowed spring wheat planting in the Upper Midwest.
Charlie Vogel is executive director of the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers.
“There’s an area around Moorhead and East Grand Forks; they’re getting it in. But it’s a struggle.”
He tells Brownfield planting conditions were favorable for most of Minnesota.
“With today’s equipment, so many acres can go in so fast. The last (week and-a-half) of May have been phenomenally productive. We’re watching the drought monitor, and actually getting to the point where most of the region would appreciate a beneficial rain.”
Vogel expects the spring wheat crop to be similar in size and quality to last year.