Harvest Report - October 15, 2010
SW
The final soft white harvest report was issued on September 17. A total of 354 soft white samples were received and tested. The following changes were observed for the 2010 SW crop when compared to last year's averages: test weight decreased to 59.6 lb/bu (78.5 kg/hl) from 59.8 lb/bu (78.7 kg/hl) last year; wheat moisture content increased to 9.4% from 9.3% last year; wheat protein decreased to 9.7% from 10.3% last year; falling number value increased to 338 seconds from 324 seconds last year; and thousand kernel weight increased to 34.4 grams from 33.1 grams last year. In addition, whole meal wet gluten content decreased to 20.3% from 24.2% last year as a result of lower protein content. SW low (less than 9.0%), medium (9.0-10.5%), high (greater than 10.5%) protein, WC, and production zone composites will be made to test for the 2010 Crop Quality Booklet and the Pacific Northwest Soft White Wheat Quality Report.


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
%
2011 Final
354
330
9.4
9.7
0.7
34.5
338
2 SW
59.6
78.5
0.1
0.0
0.7
0.9
Last Week
354
330
9.4
9.7
0.7
34.5
338
2 SW
59.6
78.5
0.1
0.0
0.7
0.9
2009 Final
354
330
9.3
10.3
0.7
33.1
324
2 SW
59.8
78.7
0.1
0.1
0.8
0.9