The 2012 HRW harvest is now in full swing
in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The northeastern Texas harvest is
between 80%-90% complete and will soon be winding down. The area
north of Dallas is in full swing and limited harvesting is now underway
in the Texas Panhandle. Overall, Texas is now estimated to be 31%
The Oklahoma harvest is estimated to
be 28% complete. All parts of Oklahoma are now in some stage of harvest
including far northwestern Oklahoma and the Panhandle. Far southwestern
Oklahoma is now 90% complete.
The 2012 Kansas wheat harvest moved
into high gear this week with cutting now being reported across the southern
half of the state. The most active areas are south and southwest
Every state currently harvesting reports
a wide range of yields from less than 20 to over 70 bushels per acre. Yields
in Texas have generally been averaging just under 40 bushels per acre.
Oklahoma reports yields close to 40 bushels per acre, with higher
yields being reported southwest of Oklahoma City where good protein is
also being reported. The few Kansas yields being reported range from
50 - 60 bushels per acre. Test weights also vary, but the average
for all areas so far is over 60 pounds per bushel. All states are
reporting a wide range of proteins (from under 10% to over 15%), but the
overall average still remains just below 12%.