Harvest Report - May 31, 2012
SRW

The SRW harvest is still moving somewhat slowly, although most areas are still expecting to harvest much earlier than normal.  Only a few additional samples were received this week and the results did not affect the overall averages.  Sampling should begin in earnest this next week in Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois and North Carolina and should be completed in Arkansas by the end of this week.  Sixty-eight percent of the crop has been harvested in Arkansas which is more than two weeks ahead of the five-year average.  North Carolina experienced quite a bit of rain which has delayed combining.  The southernmost areas of Missouri have been harvested, but no data is available yet; 82% of the crop has turned color in Illinois compared with the five-year average of 11% at this date.

Data from early harvest in Southern Arkansas  is indicating protein average that is similar to last year but a decrease in test weight of 1 lb/bu.  Falling number value results are comparable to 2011.

Soft 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
12
350
13.5
10.9
12.4
32.4
336
Last Week
7
350
14.1
10.9
12.4
31.6
337
2011 Final
377
350
12.9
10.2
11.6
0.7
32.2
330
2 SRW
58.9
77.5
0.1
0.8
0.5
1.4