|Sample collection has continued at a satisfactory rate in Arkansas this week with some early data included below. Average protein at 12% MB is 0.7% higher than last year’s final cumulative average. Falling number values are similar to 2010. Locations in North Carolina have been sampled, and data will be included in the report next week. Assuming no weather delays, harvesting should begin in Kentucky next week. |
Conditions in the states that are now harvesting, or soon will be, are included as follows.
Arkansas: All districts averaged less than one inch of precipitation during the past week. Harvesting is 25% complete compared to 8% last week and the five-year average of 25%. Wheat conditions were 9% very poor (11% last week), 17% poor (21%), 29% fair (same), 36% good (33%) and 10% excellent (6%).
Missouri: Winter wheat turning color is 70% compared with last week’s 48% and the five-year average of 63%. Wheat conditions were 10% very poor (same as last week), 19% poor (same), 32% fair (30%), 34% good (same) and 5% excellent (7%). The weather conditions have not been good for wheat in the Bootheel where 54% of the wheat is rated between poor and very poor.
North Carolina: The state received below-normal precipitation and above-average temperatures last week. Twenty-eight percent of the wheat was harvested last week. Wheat conditions were 0% very poor (same as last week), 3% poor (2%), 16% fair (17%), 58% good (61%) and 23% excellent (20%).
Virginia: Wheat conditions were 0% very poor (same as last week), 0% poor (0%), 17% fair (19%), 67% good (68%) and 16% excellent (13%).