Small-grains harvest, other crops behind schedule due to late planting

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Posted: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:00 am

A cold, wet spring that delayed planting has farmers in Traill County hoping for a later-than-average freeze-up to allow crops to reach their normal maturity levels for fall harvest.

Alyssa Scheve, the county’s Extension agent, estimated Tuesday that the area’s small-grains harvest kickoff remains a week to 10 days behind schedule.

“(Harvest) got a little pushed back due to the less-than-ideal conditions,” Scheve said.

“But a majority of the row crops are looking fairly decent considering the late start.”

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