Harvest Report - August 10, 2012
HRW

The 2012 HRW wheat harvest is focused on Montana and the Pacific Northwest.  Montana is now 58% complete, with yields reported in the range of 20-25 bushel per acre in the southeastern area and 40-50 bushel per acre further north.  Test weights in Montana are between 57-62 lbs/bu (74.3-81.5 kg/hl).  Protein ranges in the southeast are from 14% to 16%, with most other areas reporting well above 12%.  The exception has been the central part of the state where protein continues to be more variable.

The overall PNW harvest is now 48% complete (Oregon 58%, Washington 44% and Idaho 41%), the majority of which has been in the southern sections.  The southwestern areas of Idaho are now winding downwhile the northern areas are just getting started.  Early reports out of southeastern Idaho show yields well below average.  Yields in Washington and Oregon are above average, as is quality.

No new samples arrived in the lab this week so there was no change in kernel data this week.  Simple averages for dough functionality continue to remain stable with almost all parameters being similar to averages reported over the last five years.

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
410
530
10.9
12.2
13.9
0.5
28.3
410
1 HRW
61.1
80.3
0.1
0.1
1.3
1.5
Last Week
410
530
10.9
12.2
13.9
0.5
28.3
410
1 HRW
61.1
80.3
0.1
0.1
1.3
1.5
2011 Final
477
472
10.6
12.4
14.1
0.5
30.1
402
1 HRW
60.7
79.9
0.2
0.2
1.2
1.6