Harvest Report - October 14, 2011
HRW
The 2011 HRW harvest is complete. The crop was one of contrast, with the Southern Great Plains having very good protein and very good test weight, significantly exceeding the five-year averages on both. However, Texas produced less than half a normal crop, Oklahoma produced just over half a crop and Kansas produced significantly less than their normal average. The reduction in production was due to the ongoing drought, one result of which was smaller than normal kernel size, but functionality exceeded most parameters when compared to the five-year averages. In contrast, most other HRW wheat producing areas saw not only adequate moisture, but in many cases too much moisture. Kernel characteristics and functional factors were at or near the five-year average and no significant issues were encountered. Overall, protein increased significantly compared to the last two years, as did virtually all other functionality factors.


Hard Red Winter
WHEAT DATA
GRADE FACTORS
Samples
Test Weight
Tested
Expected
Moisture
%
Protein
%
Dry Basis Protein*
Dockage
%
TKW
(gm)
FN
(sec)
Grade
lb/bu
kg/hl
FM%
Damage
%
S&B
%
Defects
%
2011 Final
477
472
10.6
12.4
14.1
0.5
30.1
402
1 HRW
60.7
79.9
0.2
0.2
1.2
1.6
Last Week
477
472
10.6
12.4
14.1
0.5
30.1
402
1 HRW
60.7
79.9
0.2
0.2
1.2
1.6
2010 Final
468
486
11.0
11.8
13.4
0.6
29.9
401
1 HRW
61.0
80.2
0.2
0.3
1.2
1.8