Harvest Report - October 1, 2010
Durum
As of September 26, according to the North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service Office, harvest was 75% complete, compared to 82% last year, and the five year average of 94%. As of October 1, the average test weight was 60.4 lb/bu (78.6 kg/hl). The average dockage was 0.9%, unchanged from last week. The average wheat protein content was 13.3%. The falling number declined from 418 seconds to 394 seconds, reflecting the cool damp conditions that have slowed harvest. The average grade remains 1 HAD.


Durum
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
%
HVAC*
%
This Week
101
121
11.9
13.3
0.9
40.3
394
1 HAD
60.4
78.6
0.0
0.3
1.0
1.3
Last Week
78
121
11.7
13.2
0.9
39.7
418
1 HAD
60.6
78.9
0.0
0.2
1.0
1.2
2009 Final
116
121
11.9
13.4
1.1
42.3
411
1 HAD
61.7
80.3
0.0
0.1
0.8
0.9