|All of the SRW sampling was completed this week, and there are just a few more samples to be analyzed at this time. The crop in Missouri, which is quite small, is eight days ahead of normal harvest pace and is 98% harvested; Illinois is 95% completed; and Indiana is 94% completed, compared to a five-year average of 79%. No additional grade information has been completed this week. The analysis of an additional 100 samples resulted in just a slight decrease of 0.2% in cumulative protein average (from 10.5% to 10.3%), and the other wheat analysis factors remain unchanged.|
With the exception of western Missouri, results are showing an increase of 1-2 lb/bu in test weight over last year's values. Average 1000 kernel weight has also increased (except for western Missouri) about two grams over last year. Flour ash values from laboratory milling are acceptable, ranging between 0.43-0.53% (14% mb). Farinograph absorption is about 2% higher on average this year compared to 2009, ranging from 53-57%. The remaining farinograph parameters are consistent with past years' results.