Harvest Report - October 15, 2010
Durum
The final weekly harvest update for durum wheat was issued on October 8. 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*
%
2011 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
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
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