Harvest Report - August 3, 2007
SW
The Pacific Northwest soft white harvest is now at a slightly faster pace in Idaho and Washington, and about one week ahead in Oregon when compared to the same time last year. This week’s SW samples mainly consist of 47% from east central Washington, 31% from north central and northeastern Oregon, and 15% from southern Idaho. This week’s sample averages had the following changes from last week: test weight increased slightly to 60.3 lb/bu (79.3 kg/hl), moisture content increased 0.5 percentage points to 9.9%, protein decreased 0.7 percentage points to 9.8%, and falling number value increased slightly to 314 seconds. Pacific Northwest wheat producing areas had hot and dry weather conditions for the second week.


Soft White
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
%
This Week
67
410
9.9
9.8
0.6
36.8
314
1 SW
60.3
79.3
0.2
0.0
0.6
0.8
Last Week
24
410
9.4
10.5
0.6
36.5
309
1 SW
60.0
78.9
0.1
0.0
0.8
0.9
2006 Final
349
410
8.9
10.5
0.7
34.1
335
1 SW
60.2
79.2
0.0
0.0
0.9
1.0