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Promising Wheat Crop

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 There are more than 7 million acres of wheat planted throughout North Dakota. 

That's up significantly compared to the 6.1 million acres planted last year. 
A cool wet spring has made for good growing conditions for wheat--which has many farmers hoping for a bumper crop.
But the cool, wet and dewy mornings have many farmers being proactive and applying a fungicide to their fields to protect it from diseases.

(Greg Svenningsen / Valley City Farmer) "I think we have a potential for a bumper crop. It looks awesome out there .Typically in the southeast we apply a lot of fungicides we do have moisture. This year the sprayers have been rolling pretty hard at it." 
(Jim Bahm / New Salem Farmer) "It's a prevent right now. There is some tan spot out there. There is a model out there from NDSU, we have been having some wet mornings, some dew, rain, fog, the potential is there."

This fall North Dakota farmers planted 700,000 acres of winter wheat -- that's a 75 percent increase over last year.


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