Harvest Report - September 18, 2009
HRS
Above normal temperatures and dry conditions continue in the HRS region, except for rain showers last weekend. Test weight continues its upward trend this week to 62.0 lb/bu (81.5 kg/hl) from 61.6 lb/bu (81.0 kg/hl) last week and from 60.9 lb/bu (80.1 kg/hl) two weeks ago. Protein is down slightly this week to 13.5% from 13.7% last week. The falling numbers remain the same as last week despite the rain showers. The grading information also remains unchanged from last week. Sample collection is almost complete in northwestern and southeastern Montana, southern North Dakota and the southern district in Minnesota.


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
201
300
12.8
13.5
0.9
33.9
388
1 NS
62.0
81.5
0.0
0.2
0.8
1.0
Last Week
134
300
12.7
13.7
0.8
33.6
388
1 NS
61.6
81.0
0.0
0.2
0.8
1.0
2008 Final
340
340
12.0
14.5
1.0
31.2
411
1 NS
60.8
80.0
0.0
0.1
1.2
1.3