Harvest Report - August 17, 2012
HRW

The 2012 HRW harvest is rapidly winding down as hot and dry weather was the dominant factor in the Pacific Northwest this past week.  Montana is almost complete with winter wheat harvest.  Yield reports continue to be average overall with producers generally pleased with the crop.  The hot dry weather that hit Montana several weeks ago was late enough that it had little effect on the winter wheat.

Washington is now 75% complete with HRW harvest and is reporting average to above-average yields, though some fields in southeastern Washington have had hail losses of up to 50%.  The eastern third of the state is now in the final stages of harvest.

Oregon is 78% complete with harvest.  Very hot temperatures prevailed over the last week (100-105 degrees) which helped move harvest along quickly.  Good yields continue to be reported in all locations.

Idaho is 68% complete with the southwest and south central regions either winding down or complete.

There was no change in kernel data this week due to the lag time of sampling and testing of the Montana and PNW crop.  Samples have been collected and will be in the lab and tested early next week with partial grade and non-grade data being available for next week’s report.

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
410
530
10.9
12.2
13.9
0.5
28.3
410
1 HRW
61.1
80.3
0.1
0.1
1.3
1.5
Last Week
410
530
10.9
12.2
13.9
0.5
28.3
410
1 HRW
61.1
80.3
0.1
0.1
1.3
1.5
2011 Final
477
472
10.6
12.4
14.1
0.5
30.1
402
1 HRW
60.7
79.9
0.2
0.2
1.2
1.6