Harvest Report - September 1, 2006
Durum
The 2006 durum harvest continues at a good rate in spite of rain showers in some areas. As of August 27, according to the North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service office, harvest was 70% complete, ahead of 46% for last year and 38% for the five-year average. As of August 31, the average test weight was 59.0 lb/bu (76.9 kg/hl), about the same as last week. There were no significant changes from last week.


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*
%
This Week
71
121
11.3
15.9
1.9
30.7
413
2 HAD
59.0
76.9
0.0
0.1
2.1
2.2
Last Week
43
121
11.1
16.1
2.0
30.1
416
2 HAD
58.8
76.6
0.0
0.0
2.0
2.0