Harvest Report - September 22, 2006 - Final
HRS
The hard red spring wheat harvest and sample collections are complete for 2006 and this will be the final weekly update. Average wheat protein content comes in at 14.9% which is up slightly from last year and the five-year average. Proteins by state are as follows: Minnesota 13.5%; Montana 15.3%; North Dakota 15.1%; and South Dakota 15.2%. Regional protein distribution shows that 56% of the crop is greater than 14.5% protein. Average test weight is 60.0 lb/bu (78.9 kg/hl) which is similar to the five-year average of 60.1 lb/bu (79.1 kg/hl). The average falling number is over 400 seconds indicating a sound crop. Average DHV content is 83% which is higher than the five-year average of 75% vitreous. The average grade of the crop is 1 DNS. The spring wheat composites have been milled and the flour/dough quality evaluations and baking performance will be completed shortly.


Hard Red Spring
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
%
DHV*
%
This Week
341
340
11.5
14.9
1.0
28.8
436
1 DNS
60.0
78.9
0.0
0.1
1.5
1.6
Last Week
321
340
11.5
14.9
1.1
28.9
437
1 DNS
60.1
79.1
0.0
0.1
1.5
1.6