Dry conditions have led to a number of blazes in the region in the past few weeks and much of southwestern North Dakota was under Red Flag warnings Tuesday. Mott and the Medora area experienced first hand what the dry conditions can do on Tuesday.
“Is that what they call that little yellow flower?”
Yes, canola is what the novice often calls the “little yellow flower” populating fields in the area this time of year.
Canola growers, like Jon Wert, who farms 2,600 acres of canola on his land east of New England in Hettinger County, say the crop works well into their rotation cycle.
Like most crops in North Dakota, excess moisture has kept some seeds out of the canola fields. Despite fewer acres, officials are saying canola should be strong enough for good returns and keep North Dakota as the number one canola producer in the U.S.
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