|The Texas hard red winter harvest is progressing quickly this week. Harvest in the southern edge of the Blacklands (Waco) is nearing completion with good quality characteristics and yields in the low-to-mid thirties. Test weights have ranged from 57-59 lb/bu (75.1-77.6 kg/hl) and moisture has averaged 11 percent.|
Further north in the Blacklands region near Dallas, harvest has begun with highly variable yields and quality characteristics. Areas north of Dallas have experienced low test weights ranging between 45-58 lb/bu (59.5-76.4 kg/hl). Yields have been ranging between zero and 55. Some producers estimate the average yield in this region will be 15 bushels per acre.
Northwest of Dallas near Wichita Falls, a vast majority of the wheat was either not harvested at all or cut for hay. Harvest is currently 50 percent complete in the eastern portion of the region. Yields have been low, ranging from 10-15 bushels per acre, with good test weights and moisture levels.
Harvest is expected to begin in the Texas Panhandle in approximately two weeks.