Harvest Report - September 7, 2012
SW

The weather in the major wheat producing areas of the Pacific Northwest continues to be favorable for harvest.  This week’s 63 soft white samples consist of 67% from Washington and 37% from Oregon.  This week’s weighted averages indicated test weight at 61.0 lb/bu (80.2 kg/hl), unchanged from last week; moisture content at 9.6%, unchanged from last week; protein content at 9.8%, slightly up from 9.7% last week; and falling number value at 321 seconds, basically unchanged from last week.  Other grading and quality factors remained practically the same.
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
%
This Week
437
330
9.6
9.8
11.1
0.4
36.9
321
1 SW
61.0
80.2
0.1
0.1
0.5
0.6
Last Week
374
330
9.6
9.7
11.0
0.4
36.9
319
1 SW
61.0
80.2
0.1
0.1
0.5
0.6
2011 Final
395
330
9.7
9.2
10.5
0.7
36.0
306
1 SW
60.9
80.1
0.0
0.0
0.6
0.7