Harvest Report - October 8, 2010
Durum
This is the final weekly harvest update for durum wheat. As of October 3, according to the North Dakota Agriculture Statistics Service Office, harvest was 89% complete, compared to 92% last year, and the five year average of 98%. As of October 8, the average test weight was 60.2 lb/bu (78.4 kg/hl). The average wheat protein content was 13.3%, unchanged from last week. Falling number declined for the third week in a row to 381 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*
%
2010 Final
111
121
11.9
13.3
0.9
40.2
381
1 HAD
60.2
78.4
0.1
0.5
1.0
1.6
Last 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
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