Harvest Report - September 26, 2008
SW
The soft white harvest is now complete and this is the final weekly report. A total of 367 soft white samples were received and tested, which is 25 percent more than last year's 293 samples. Moisture increased 0.2 percentage points to 9.6 percent from last week, and protein remained the same at 11.2 percent. Other data essentially stayed the same as last week. The following changes were observed for the 2008 SW crop when compared to last year's averages: test weight decreased to 58.9 lb/bu (77.5 kg/hl) from 60.0 lb/bu (78.9 kg/hl) last year; wheat moisture content increased to 9.6% from 9.3% last year; wheat protein increased to 11.2% from 10.2% last year; falling number value decreased to 321 seconds from 331 seconds last year; and thousand kernel weight decreased to 33.0 grams from 35.5 grams last year. In addition, whole meal wet gluten content increased to 26.3% from 22.7% last year as a result of higher 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 2008 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
%
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
Last Week
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
2007 Final
293
410
9.3
10.2
0.6
35.5
331
1 SW
60.0
78.9
0.1
0.1
0.9
1.1