Harvest Report - August 18, 2006
SW
The 2006 soft white harvest is slightly ahead in Idaho and Washington, but Oregon is behind the five-year average. This week's SW samples mainly consist of 24% each from east central Washington and southeastern Washington, 13% from eastern Idaho, 10% from northeastern Oregon and 9% each from north central Oregon and northern Idaho. This week's cumulative averages showed US #1 SW grade with test weight at 60.5 lb/bu (79.6 kg/hl), low moisture content at 8.7%, protein slightly increased to 10.4%, and sound falling number value at 337 seconds. Favorable weather conditions contribute to a rapid harvest in most areas of the Pacific Northwest.


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
198
410
8.7
10.4
0.6
35.9
337
1 SW
60.5
79.6
0.1
0.0
0.8
0.9
Last Week
130
410
8.6
10.3
0.6
36.9
335
1 SW
60.8
80.0
0.1
0.0
0.8
0.9