Harvest Report - June 8, 2012
SRW

This week, 49 samples were analyzed and showed a significant decrease in average wheat moisture.  Protein is down slightly, but thousand kernel weight and falling number values remain unchanged from the previous week’s averages.  With 95% of the crop harvested in Arkansas, all samples have been collected and analyzed and are included in these averages.  The test weight, protein, falling number values and thousand kernel weight averages from Arkansas are similar to 2011 data.  Additional samples have been received from Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky, and samples from North Carolina, Virginia and Indiana should be analyzed by next week.

Harvesting in North Carolina proceeded quite rapidly this week as fields have finally become dry enough to allow combines to harvest; local showers, however, have occurred throughout the growing area.  Only 3% of the Virginia crop has been harvested with 86% of the crop rated good to excellent.  The Kentucky crop is about 30% completed, but only 52% is rated good to excellent.  The Missouri crop continues to be harvested well ahead (almost three weeks) of the five-year average with 63% rated good to excellent.  Indiana and Illinois are less than 10% harvested, and Ohio anticipates beginning harvest by late next week or the following week.

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
61
350
11.9
10.2
11.6
2.8
32.3
345
2 SRW
59.3
78.0
0.0
2.0
0.7
2.7
Last Week
12
350
13.5
10.9
12.4
32.4
336
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