|Soft red winter harvesting has begun in Kentucky and will begin in Illinois by the weekend, weather permitting. North Carolina early samples have been collected, but wet conditions have slowed the harvest.|
Wheat data for central Arkansas show average test weight very similar to last year. Protein has increased by approximately 1%, and 1000 kernel weight is also higher. All falling number values are above 330.
In southern Arkansas sampling was completed with few weather related delays this year. Average test weight and 1000 kernel weight are higher than last year. Protein average has increased and falling number values are above 300. Compared to early samples, test weight and 1000 kernel weight both show an increase while protein average is unchanged.