Harvest Report - August 10, 2012
Durum

As of August 5, according to the North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service Office, the durum harvest was 26% complete, substantially greater than the five-year average of 4%.  Most of the harvested samples were obtained from southwestern ND.  The average test weight was 60.1 lb/bu (78.2 kg/hl), higher than 59.3 lb/bu (77.3 kg/hl) of the 2011 crop year.  The average dockage and wheat protein was 0.6% and 15.4%, respectively.  The average falling number was 417 seconds, indicating a sound crop so far.
Durum
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
%
HVAC*
%
This Week
9
122
11.3
15.4
17.5
0.6
35.5
417
60.1
78.2
Last Week
2011 Final
105
111
11.7
13.9
15.7
1.1
35.5
387
2 HAD
59.3
77.3
0.0
0.8
1.9
2.7
89.1