|Wet fields in North Dakota continue to delay HRW wheat harvest. Yields in North Dakota have been extremely variable, with most reporting 30 bushels per acre, but some yielding over 80 bushels per acre. Quality is just as variable with reports of low test weights, scab and a wide range of proteins. In general, early maturing varieties have been yielding better than later maturing ones due to the impact of warm summer temperatures, generally wet conditions and heavy disease pressure.|
Montana’s HRW is now 75% harvested with yields averaging between 35 to 45 bushels per acre. Lower test weights are being reported across the state, but some extremely high proteins (14% - 16%) are also being reported. Those fields with test weights above 60 pounds per bushel are generally reporting between 10.5% to 12% protein.
Washington and Oregon made significant progress with their HRW harvest this week and are reporting above average yields in most areas with average quality due to heavy rust infestations this spring.
All test samples south of Montana are now in the lab and represent the 390 of 530 expected. The data will not change until Montana samples are received and evaluated in the lab later this month.