Harvest Report - August 13, 2008
SW
The Pacific Northwest wheat harvest is about one week behind in Oregon and Washington, and two weeks slower in Idaho compared to the same time last year. This week’s SW samples mainly consist of 61 percent from east central and northeastern Washington and 26 percent from north central and northeastern Oregon. Dry weather is pushing this year’s harvest in the Pacific Northwest. This week’s sample averages had the following changes from last week: test weight increased slightly to 59.3 lb/bu (78.0 kg/hl), moisture content increased 0.4 to 8.9 percentage points, protein remained the same at 11.0 percentage points, and falling number value increased slightly to 336 seconds.


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
100
330
8.9
11.0
0.5
33.0
336
2 SW
59.2
78.0
0.1
0.0
0.9
1.0
Last Week
37
330
8.5
11.0
0.5
33.1
332
2 SW
59.3
78.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
1.1
2007 Final
293
410
9.3
10.2
0.6
35.5
331
1 SW
60.0
78.9
0.1
0.1
0.9
1.1