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Barley, oat and rye varieties currently grown in North Dakota are described in the tables. Successful production of these crops depends on numerous factors, including selecting the right variety for a particular area. Characteristics to evaluate in selecting a variety are: yield potential in your area, test weight, straw strength, plant height, reaction to problematic diseases and maturity. Selecting varieties with good quality also is important to maintain market recognition.
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Durum was planted on 750,000 acres in North Dakota in 2011, down from the 1.8 million acres planted in 2010. Flooding and excessively wet conditions during spring and early summer reduced acres available for planting and hampered crop development throughout the growing season. In North Dakota, planted and harvested acres were record lows. Average yield is estimated at 26 bushels per acre (bu/a), down significantly from the yield of 37.5 bu/a recorded in 2010. The most commonly grown varieties in 2011 and the percent of the acreage they occupied were Divide (32.5), Mountrail (13), Alkabo (11.7), Lebsock (9.5), Grenora (6.2) and Ben (2.9).
During the 2010-11 growing season, 340,000 acres were planted to winter wheat in North Dakota, which is about the same as last year. The state winter wheat yield is estimated at 49 bushels per acre (bu/a), which is down substantially from last year. Due to good snow cover throughout the winter, survival of the winter wheat crop was good. Diseases and hot July temperatures, as well as excessive moisture in many regions of the state, took their toll on winter wheat yields. Leaf rust caused only minimal damage this year; little leaf rust development occurred in southern states and, therefore, little rust inoculum developed. Scab was problematic in certain parts of the state on winter wheat.
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness. Caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina, diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease. Usually no symptoms are present in the early stages of the disease. As the disease progresses, a person may experience spots in vision or blurred vision.