|Sampling has been completed in Arkansas and samples are currently being analyzed. Early harvest samples are complete for North Carolina and Virginia. The cumulative data below includes only samples from Arkansas and North Carolina. Average test weight and protein are higher in southern Arkansas compared to last year. Thousand kernel weight average is slightly lower. The early results from North Carolina indicate an increase in test weight and 1000 kernel weight with a decrease in protein. The first laboratory milling and flour data from southern Arkansas shows good milling yield with physical dough test results similar to last year. The cookie W/T value is lower than in 2010.|
In Arkansas, 70% of the winter wheat has been harvested compared to 52% last year and the five-year average of 57%. Wheat conditions were: 8% very poor (9% last week), 16% poor (17%), 27% fair (29%), 40% good (36%) and 9% excellent (10%).
The Missouri winter wheat harvest is just starting in the southeast corner, but rains and flooding have slowed progress. Wheat conditions were: 9% very poor (10% last week), 16% poor (19%), 31% fair (32%), 37% good (34%), and 7% excellent (5%).
North Carolina received below-normal precipitation and above-average temperatures last week. Winter wheat harvested is 69%, compared to 35% last year and the five-year average of 29%.
Virginia has harvested about 30% of the crop compared to the five-year average of 10%.
Twenty-five percent of the winter wheat in Ohio has turned color compared to the 5-year average of 32%. Wheat conditions were: 2% very poor (same as last week), 8% poor (6%), 33% fair (35%), 43% good (44%) and 14% excellent (13%).
Early harvest sample collection has started in Southern Illinois. Wheat conditions were: 2% very poor (3% last week), 7% poor (9%), 35% fair (29%), 47% good (48%) and 9% excellent (11%).