Harvest Report - October 16, 2009
SW
The soft white harvest is complete as of September 18. A total of 354 soft white samples were received and tested. All data essentially stayed the same as last week including moisture at 9.3 percent, protein at 10.3 percent, and test weight at 59.8 lb/bu (78.7 kg/hl). The following changes were observed for the 2009 SW crop when compared to last year's averages: test weight increased to 59.8 lb/bu (78.7 kg/hl) from 58.9 lb/bu (77.5 kg/hl) last year; wheat moisture content decreased to 9.3% from 9.6% last year; wheat protein decreased to 10.3% from 11.2% last year; falling number value was similar at 324 seconds; and thousand kernel weight was similar at 33.1 grams. In addition, whole meal wet gluten content decreased to 24.2% from 26.3% last year as a result of lower protein content. SW low (less than 9.0%), medium (9.0-10.5%), high (greater than 10.5%) protein, WC, and production zone composites will be made to test for the 2009 Crop Quality Booklet and the Pacific Northwest Soft White Wheat Quality Report.


Soft White
WHEAT DATA
GRADE FACTORS
Samples
Test Weight
Tested
Expected
Moisture
%
Protein
%
DryBasis Protein*
Dockage
%
TKW
(gm)
FN
(sec)
Grade
lb/bu
kg/hl
FM%
Damage
%
S&B
%
Defects
%
2010 Final
354
330
9.3
10.3
0.7
33.1
324
2 SW
59.8
78.7
0.1
0.1
0.8
0.9
Last Week
354
330
9.3
10.3
0.7
33.1
324
2 SW
59.8
78.7
0.1
0.1
0.8
0.9
2008 Final
367
330
9.6
11.2
0.7
33.0
321
2 SW
58.9
77.6
0.1
0.1
0.9
1.1