Harvest Report - September 21, 2012
SW

This is the final weekly report for the 2012 Pacific Northwest SW harvest survey.  The SW crop weighted averages had the following differences and similarities when compared to the 2011 crop: test weight remained similar at 61.0 lb/bu (80.3 kg/hl).  Wheat moisture content decreased to 9.5% from 9.7% last year.  Wheat protein (12% mb) increased to 9.8% from 9.2% last year.  Falling number value (14% mb) increased to 320 seconds from 306 seconds last year.  Thousand kernel weight (14% mb) and kernel size increased from last year.  Kernel hardness and wheat ash content were similar to last year.  Higher wheat protein content resulted in higher whole meal wet gluten content from last year.
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
%
2012 Final
553
330
9.5
9.8
11.1
0.4
36.7
320
1 SW
61.0
80.3
0.1
0.1
0.5
0.7
Last Week
493
330
9.6
9.8
11.1
0.4
36.8
320
1 SW
61.0
80.2
0.1
0.1
0.5
0.6
2011 Final
395
330
9.7
9.2
10.5
0.7
36.0
306
1 SW
60.9
80.1
0.0
0.0
0.6
0.7