Harvest Report - September 14, 2012
HRW

The 2012 HRW harvest is complete with the final 24 samples from North Dakota in transit to the lab for testing and evaluation.

Overall the 2012 HRW harvest can be characterized as one that had wide-ranging yields and protein levels.  Most wheat producers are happy with the final yields, especially considering the extreme weather of 2011 which carried into 2012, but which included timely moisture events that allowed average to above-average yields, and better protein than in 2011 and the five-year average.

With a small percentage of the samples still in the testing process, the overall 2012 crop has a test weight average which is higher than 2011 and the five-year average, while thousand kernel weight average is below 2011 and the five-year average.  Dockage continues to be low, as it has been for past three years.  Kernel moisture is lower than the five-year average.

Testing to date shows the 2012 crop with Alveograph P-value, L-value and P/L ratio better than the five-year average and the W value exceeding the five-year average.  However, overall average loaf volume is significantly lower than 2011 and the five-year averages.

A final report on the 2012 HRW crop will be issued in early October when all testing has been completed and data has been evaluated.

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
%
This Week
474
498
10.8
12.5
14.2
0.5
28.7
406
1 HRW
61.1
80.3
0.1
0.1
1.3
1.5
Last Week
474
498
10.8
12.5
14.2
0.5
28.7
406
1 HRW
61.1
80.3
0.1
0.1
1.3
1.5
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