|The soft red winter harvest is complete as of July 31. There were fewer samples this year with fewer acres planted and harvested. The analysis of the 295 SRW samples showed 10.2% protein, 57.8 lb/bu (76.0 kg/hl) test weight, 2.3% damage and falling number value of 321. Compare this to data from 2008 showing 9.8.% protein, 59.7 lb/bu test weight (78.6 kg/hl), 0.8% damage, and a 332 falling number value.|
Commercial mills have indicated little or no problems as they transition to the new crop. End-use customers have not reported any problems although, depending on the sourcing area, formulation changes may be needed to correct to the higher falling number values this year compared to last year.