|Harvest has progressed fairly rapidly over the past week in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Kentucky, but little or no harvesting has taken place in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, or Ohio.
In Missouri, the average precipitation was 1.6 inches with hail and high winds reported. Back flooding from the Missouri and Mississippi rivers remains a concern for producers.
Winter wheat in Ohio has turned color in 64% of the crop compared to 25% last week and the 5-year average of 70%. Wheat conditions were: 3% very poor (2% last week), 9% poor (8%), 31% fair (33%), 44% good (43%) and 13% excellent (14%).
In Illinois, just 4% of the crop has been harvested compared to 19% last year and the five-year average of 23%.
In northern areas of Arkansas, thousand kernel weight values were lower by 1-2 grams compared to last year, and falling number values are satisfactory on the samples received. Early data from the flour testing in southern Arkansas has results similar to 2010 with the exception of 2% higher farinograph absorption.
In North Carolina, test weight values are higher than last year (60.5 lb/bu compared to 58 lb/bu) while 1000 kernel weights were higher in the south (32.6g compared to 28.1g) and lower in the north (33.6g compared to 34.7g). The average protein in North Carolina is about 1% lower this year.