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Eye on Ag: Crop Development

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Warm-dry weather is helping crops across the state catch up on a very late start.

Tonight Shaun Sipma takes a look at the work that is on-going to get the crops to harvest and keep other unplanted fields in check.

Farm fields that did get planted this spring are now playing the catch up game.

(Courtney Hawbaker, Dakota Agronomy Ag Sales Agronomist) "We're heading out on our winter wheat, we're at flag leaf on a lot of our spring wheat and corn is starting to catch up, I don't know if it's going to be knee high by the 4th of July but we're going to be close."

Courtney Hawbaker with Dakota Agronomy says it's been a battle this spring to get fields sprayed with herbicides and for fields that weren't planted its an ongoing chore to stay ahead of the weeds.

(Courtney Hawbaker, Dakota Agronomy Ag Sales Agronomist) "We've got to keep those weeds down all summer long and when there's not a crop growing on there those weeds sure like to use those nutrients in that soil."

Hawbaker says south of Minot 60 to 70 percent of the crop was planted while pockets to the north of the city are as low as 20 to 30 percent.

On the crop disease issue, winter wheat and some spring wheat is coming into the scab timetable.

(Courtney Hawbaker, Dakota Agronomy Ag Sales Agronomist) "So we've been spraying a lot of fungicide. It's been going out lately and it's about that time to be hitting on the spring wheat, we've had a late herbicide application on our spring wheat and when we spray a fungicide with our herbicide we've seem to have gotten a lot of protection on our flag leaf so we're not seeing a lot of disease there yet but it may come."

Much of that though will depend, as always, on the weather.

With your Eye on Agriculture, Shaun Sipma KX News.

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