Harvest Report - September 17, 2010
SW
The soft white harvest is now coming to an end and this is the final weekly report. A total of 354 soft white samples were received and tested. All data essentially stayed the same as last week, including moisture at 9.4% and protein at 9.7%. Test weight decreased slightly to 59.6 lb/bu (78.5 kg/hl). 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
%
2010 Final
354
330
9.4
9.7
0.7
34.5
338
2SWH
59.6
78.5
0.1
0.0
0.7
0.9
Last Week
342
330
9.4
9.7
0.7
34.5
338
2SWH
59.8
78.7
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