Harvest Report - August 14, 2009
HRW
Harvest has essentially concluded for all HRW states except Montana and South Dakota. Central South Dakota reported 25-30 bushel yields with good protein and good test weights (60 lbs/bu or 78.9 kg/hl). Southeastern and western South Dakota reported very good yields generally in the 40 bushel per acre range with good protein. Harvest is 95% complete in the southern half of South Dakota.

Montana is over 50% complete with the 2009 harvest still significantly behind the five-year average. Testing indicates test weights continue to average over 62 lb/bu (81.5 kg/hl), 12% protein, dockage at 0.3%, shrunken & broken at 0.8% and the moisture averaging just over 11.5%.

Weighted averages (based on production) are shown below for Gulf Tributary wheat. The crop as a whole has shown outstanding test weights and thousand kernel weights. While protein has been variable in some areas, the overall average still remains close to 12%. Dockage averaging just over 0.5% has also been a positive aspect of this harvest. The weighted average moves this crop to Grade #1.


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
400
415
11.2
11.9
0.5
31.1
413
1 HRW
60.1
79.0
0.1
0.2
1.1
1.4
Last Week
358
415
11.3
12.0
0.6
30.8
413
2 HRW
59.8
78.7
0.1
0.2
1.1
1.4
2008 Final
386
360
11.2
12.3
0.6
30.6
432
1 HRW
60.2
79.3
0.1
0.3
1.0
1.6