is part of the Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

  • American Agriculturist
  • Beef Producer
  • Corn and Soybean Digest
  • Dakota Farmer
  • Delta Farm Press
  • Farm Futures
  • Farm Industry news
  • Indiana Prairie Farmer
  • Kansas Farmer
  • Michigan Farmer
  • Missouri Ruralist
  • Nebraska Farmer
  • Ohio Farmer
  • Prairie Farmer
  • Southeast Farm Press
  • Southwest Farm Press
  • The Farmer
  • Wallaces Farmer
  • Western Farm Press
  • Western Farmer Stockman
  • Wisconsin Agriculturist

Wheat Tour Finds Yield Losses Across North Dakota

Heat and dryness taking its toll on hard red spring and durum wheat crops.

Extended heat and dryness across North Dakota is dropping yields, according to reports from the second day of the Wheat Quality Council's 2006 Hard Spring Wheat and Durum Tour.

The average hard red spring wheat yield was pegged at 29.5 bushels an acre, down 9.5% from the 32.6 calculated in 2005, according to a report from Dow Jones Newswires. "The average durum yield on the second day of the tour was 23.5 bushels, down 21.1% from the 29.8 estimated last year," the report adds.

Tour participants say the wheat is "all below average." Ben Handcock, executive vice president of the Wheat Quality Council, adds the crop isn't a total disaster, but there are some problems.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.