COMMENTS ON GROWING CONDITIONS Most cooperators furnished brief descriptions of growing conditions and they are summarized here in Table I and in Uniform Regional Durum Wheat Nursery, Table 1, to aid in data interpretation. Minnesota: Seeding was earlier than normal. Adequate moisture was received early in the growing season. Root rot and some tan spot were evident in certain areas but a record yield per acre was harvested. St. Paul - Early seeding date and good rainfall produced good growing conditions if seeded at the early date. Mildew was present in the nursery as well as leaf and stem rust. Moderate to low bird damage caused some problems. Crookston - Early seeding and adequate moisture was present during the growing season. Excellent nursery but leaf rust and tan spot were present. Morris - Early seeding but abundant rainfall and root rot problem encountered. Leaf rust was also present. North Dakota: Early seeding followed by abundant rainfall in the growing season. Hot temperatures encountered in late June and early July reduced yield potential. Fargo - Hot temperatures reduced yield potential. Langdon - Did not report. Dickinson - Early seeding, followed by less than adequate moisture produced poor crop growth. No diseases present. Williston - Early seeding followed by severe drought and hot temperatures in early July caused poor crop growth. No diseases present. Carrington - Did not report. Minot - Early seeding but hot temperatures in early July and drought produced poor crop development. South Dakota: Seeding was early to normal with dry conditions in early spring. Rainfall in May and June restored soil moisture but hot temperatures in late June and early July with a drought developing in the eastern areas reduced yields Montana: Early to normal spring seeding was followed by hot temperatures and drought in eastern Montana. Idaho: Good growing conditions but drought reduced yield at Tetonia. Washington: Growing season was about average. Stripe and leaf rusts developed both before and af ter heading. Wisconsin: Early seeding and adequate moisture but onset of hot weather reduced yields somewhat. CONCLUSIONS Other Spring Wheat. The nation's output of other spring wheat is estimated at 508 million bushels (13.8 million metric tons) compared with 370 million bushels (10.1 million metric tons) in 1980, up 37 percent. Harvested acres totaled 16.5 million acres (6.68 million hectares) compared to 14.6 million acres (5.99 million hectares) harvested a year ago. The average yield per acre in 1981 at 30.8 bushels compares with 25.3 bushels per acre realized in 1980. The spring was warm and dry which encouraged early seeding throughout the upper midwest. Drought and high temperatures in late June and early July in the central and western areas of North and South Dakota reduced yields and test weights in the affected areas. Good growing conditions were present in the eastern part of the Dakotas and northwestern Minnesota. Harvest was slightly hampered in localized areas by cool, wet weather but little sprout damage was evident and harvest was completed ahead of normal.