HRS Wheat Tour -- Day 1
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Tue Jul 22, 2014 09:43 PM CDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (DTN) -- Tour scouts saw a spring wheat crop with high yield potential and little disease pressure on their first day of scouting in southern North Dakota.

The Wheat Quality Council's Hard Red Spring Wheat tour's first day yield averaged 48.1 bushels per acre, higher than last year's 43.5 bpa. That estimate includes both spring and winter wheat varieties. The average for spring wheat yield from 156 fields was calculated at 48.3 bpa, compared to 43.3 bpa from last year. Scouts measured six winter wheat fields with an average yield of 42.9.

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