Harvest Report - August 21, 2009
HRW
Harvest has essentially concluded for all HRW producing states except Montana. Montana is over 60% complete, which is significantly behind the five-year average, and there are still areas where cutting has not started. Sample testing indicates test weights average over 62 lb/bu (81.5 kg/hl), protein about 12%, dockage at 0.3%, shrunken & broken at 0.8% and moisture just over 11.5%.

Weighted averages (based on production) are shown below for Gulf Tributary wheat. The crop as a whole has shown outstanding test weights and thousand kernel weights. While protein has been variable in some areas, the overall average still remains close to 12%. Dockage averaging just over 0.5% has been a positive aspect of this harvest. The grade factors average Grade #1.


Hard Red Winter
WHEAT DATA
GRADE FACTORS
Samples
Test Weight
Tested
Expected
Moisture
%
Protein
%
Dry Basis Protein*
Dockage
%
TKW
(gm)
FN
(sec)
Grade
lb/bu
kg/hl
FM%
Damage
%
S&B
%
Defects
%
This Week
400
415
11.2
11.9
0.5
31.1
413
1 HRW
60.1
79.0
0.1
0.2
1.1
1.4
Last Week
400
415
11.2
11.9
0.5
31.1
413
1 HRW
60.1
79.0
0.1
0.2
1.1
1.4
2008 Final
386
360
11.2
12.3
0.6
30.6
432
1 HRW
60.2
79.3
0.1
0.3
1.0
1.6