Harvest Report - August 28, 2008
SW
The 2008 Pacific Northwest wheat harvest progress in Washington and Idaho is about two weeks behind last year, whereas harvest in Oregon is essentially finished. This week’s SW samples mainly consist of 30 percent from northeastern and southeastern Washington, 22 percent from southern Idaho, 16 percent from north central and northeastern Oregon, and 14 percent from north central Washington. This week’s sample averages had the following changes and similarities from last week: test weight decreased 0.1 to 59.2 lb/bu (77.9 kg/hl), moisture content stayed the same at 9.2 percent, protein increased 0.1 percentage points to 11.1, and falling number value stayed similar at 329 seconds.


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
279
330
9.2
11.1
0.7
32.9
329
2 SW
59.2
77.9
0.1
0.0
0.9
1.0
Last Week
216
330
9.2
11.0
0.6
33.2
330
2 SW
59.3
78.1
0.1
0.0
0.9
1.0
2007 Final
293
410
9.3
10.2
0.6
35.5
331
1 SW
60.0
78.9
0.1
0.1
0.9
1.1