Harvest Report - July 13, 2012
HRW

The HRW harvest in South Dakota and Wyoming are now almost two-thirds complete, with rain halting the cutting in Wyoming until two days ago.  Yields are still highly variable (20-70 bushels per acre) in South Dakota while Wyoming yield reports are ranging from between 20 and 30 bushel per acre.  Wyoming test weights are averaging above 60 pounds per bushel.  There have been no protein reports out of Wyoming.  The 2012 HRW wheat harvest is now complete in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, and very close to complete (99%) in Colorado and Nebraska.  

Montana is projected to begin the HRW harvest in the next 10 to 14 days.  Hot temperatures and drought stress have already affected the crop, but over 40 bushel yields with high protein are still being projected.

Four hundred samples have now been collected, 353 of which have been tested for kernel characteristics (grade and non-grade) with simple average results shown below.  As expected, the average protein dropped while test weight and thousand kernel weights increased.  Moisture decreased slightly this week as did overall dockage.  With the exception of test weight, other grading factors did not change this week.

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
353
530
11.0
12.2
13.9
0.5
28.1
409
1 HRW
60.9
80.1
0.1
0.1
1.3
1.5
Last Week
261
530
11.3
12.6
14.3
0.5
28.0
409
1 HRW
60.6
79.7
0.1
0.1
1.3
1.5
2011 Final
477
472
10.6
12.4
14.1
0.5
30.1
402
1 HRW
60.7
79.9
0.2
0.2
1.2
1.6