Harvest Report - August 17, 2012
Durum

As of August 12, according to the North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service Office, the durum harvest was 36% complete.  About half of the tested samples are from southwestern North Dakota and 18% from Montana.  The average grade of samples received so far is #1 HAD with test weight averaging 60.0 lb/bu (78.1 kg/hl), total defects 1.2%, and HVAC of 93.1%.  Protein content is 14.8%, down from last week at 15.4%.  The average falling number remains high at 427 seconds, indicating a sound crop.
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
27
122
11.3
14.8
16.8
1.1
35.6
427
1 HAD
60.0
78.1
0.0
0.0
1.2
1.2
93.1
Last Week
9
122
11.3
15.4
17.5
0.6
35.5
417
60.1
78.2
2011 Final
105
111
11.7
13.9
15.7
1.1
35.5
387
2 HAD
59.3
77.3
0.0
0.8
1.9
2.7
89.1