|Arkansas has had hot weather this week allowing for 82% of the SRW crop to be harvested. Missouri and Kentucky are behind the normal pace due to wet conditions, while North Carolina and Virginia have been able to harvest this week. Missouri is about five days behind normal pace, and Kentucky has harvested just 27% of the crop with reports of low yields and falling test weights due to the rains.|
Central Arkansas average test weight and 1000 kernel weight are lower than last year with almost 1% higher protein. Falling number value had a 311 average. Average test weight has decreased in southern Arkansas from the early harvest data and also has some low falling number values. Early data from North Carolina has a slightly lower test weight average and higher protein compared to last year, and the milling yield from both states is lower than last year. The protein increase in North Carolina has resulted in an increase in farinograph absorption this year.