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Flooding a concern for north central ND crops

Field Flooding
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MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- Farmers in north central North Dakota are surveying damage to crops from heavy weekend rains.

Storms brought as much as 9 inches of rain to the region. Strong winds this week also have created waves in water standing in fields.

Renville County Extension Agent LoAyne Voigt says some crops can withstand being flooded, but some like sunflowers and soybeans are more susceptible to being drowned out.

Voigt says excess moisture also creates another concern-crop disease. She says winter wheat right now is especially susceptible to scab disease. And she says farmers can't spray fungicides if it's rainy and wet.