Harvest Report - October 14, 2011
SW
The final SW weekly report was issued on September 23, 2011. A total of 395 soft white samples were received and tested. The following changes were observed for the 2011 SW crop when compared to last year's averages: test weight increased to 60.9 lb/bu (80.1 kg/hl) from 59.6 lb/bu (78.5 kg/hl) last year; wheat moisture increased to 9.7% from 9.4%; wheat protein decreased to 9.2% from 9.7%; falling number value decreased to 306 seconds from 338 seconds; and thousand kernel weight increased to 36.0 grams from 34.4 grams. In addition, whole meal wet gluten content decreased to 19.1% from 20.3% last year as a result of lower protein content. SW low (less than 9.0%), medium (9.0-10.5%), high (greater than 10.5%) protein, WC, and production zone composites will be made to test for the 2011 Crop Quality Booklet and the Pacific Northwest Soft White Wheat Quality Report.


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
%
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
Last Week
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
2010 Final
354
330
9.4
9.7
11.0
0.7
34.5
338
2 SW
59.6
78.5
0.1
0.0
0.7
0.9