Harvest Report - October 2, 2008 - Final
Durum
This is the final report on the 2008 durum harvest. As of September 28, according to the North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service office, durum harvest was 97% complete, compared to 99% for last year and 93% for the five-year average. Average grade dropped to 2 HAD compared to 1 HAD last week. The decline in grade reflects the small decline in test weight from 60.0 lb/bu (78.1 kg/hl) last week to 59.9 lb/bu (78.0 kg/hl) this week. Other data remained similar to last week. When compared to 2007, grade decreased to 2 HAD from 1 HAD, test weight decreased to 59.9 lb/bu (78.0 kg/hl) from 60.1 lb/bu (78.3 kg/hl), 1000-kernel weight increased to 38.2 grams from 35.7 grams, falling number decreased to 388 sec from 399 sec, damage decreased to 0.2% from 0.4%, and total defects decreased to 1.6% from 1.9%.


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*
%
2008 Final
122
126
11.9
15.2
1.3
38.2
385
2 HAD
59.9
78.0
0.0
0.2
1.4
1.6
Last Week
116
126
11.9
15.2
1.3
38.4
388
1 HAD
60.0
78.1
0.0
0.2
1.4
1.6
2007 Final
119
122
12.2
15.0
1.6
35.7
399
1 HAD
60.1
78.3
0.0
0.4
1.5
1.9