Harvest Report - June 13, 2008
HRW
Combines returned to fields in the Panhandle of Texas after weekend rains delayed harvest. Based on initial reports, the test weights are averaging between 58 and 60 lbs per bushel according to Rodney Mosier, Executive Director of the Texas Wheat Producers. Dryland wheat yield reports in the area have been ranging between 10 and 20 bushels per acre. Harvest re-started in the western part of Oklahoma on Wednesday. Mark Hodges, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, estimates that harvest is about 95% complete in the southern part of the state. Test weights reported have been around 60 lbs per bushel. In the north, heavy rains this past week have delayed harvest, but producers are hopeful to return to the fields this weekend or during the first part of next week. The recent storms that swept through northern Oklahoma resulted in reports of lower test weights, and reports of protein levels still remain variable though they appear to be improving as new areas in the state begin harvesting. Just as the wheat harvest in Kansas was getting started in the south central portion of the state, rain and severe weather brought it to a standstill. Widespread storms across the central and eastern portions of the state were unfortunately accompanied by hail and strong winds in many locations. The portions of western Kansas that missed the recent showers could begin harvesting within the next week, but harvest in Kansas will most likely linger long past the 4th of July according to Aaron W. Harries, Director of Marketing, Kansas Wheat.


Hard Red Winter
WHEAT DATA
GRADE FACTORS
Samples
Test Weight
Tested
Expected
Moisture
%
Protein
%
Dry Basis Protein*
Dockage
%
TKW
(gm)
FN
(sec)
Grade
lb/bu
kg/hl
FM%
Damage
%
S&B
%
Defects
%
This Week
Last Week
2007 Final
367
400
11.5
11.6
0.7
29.4
413
2 HRW
59.7
78.6
0.1
0.5
1.6
2.2