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Scattered rain, scattered yields

Posted 8/15/17 (Tue)

Scattered rain, scattered yields

By Sydney Glasoe Caraballo

As the harvest begins, scattered rains have produced scattered yields.

Spring wheat yields near the Montana border are anywhere from the single digits to 15 bushels an acre. It usually averages about 46 bushels to the acre.

Dale Erickson, who farms 10 miles north of Grenora, raises peas and durum wheat. His rain gauge captured 1.59 inches of rain between April and July. His durum, which isn’t mature yet, germinated in several stages.  His harvested peas are averaging approximately 15 bushels an acre (The state average last year was 37 bushels per acre.)

“It’s not very good with that little amount of rain,” he says.

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