Harvest Report - September 19, 2008
Durum
The 2008 durum harvest made moderate progress during the last week. As of September 14, according to the North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service office, harvest was 82% completed, compared to 94% for last year and 84% for the five-year average. As of September 19, the average grade was 1 HAD with test weight of 60.0 lb/bu (78.2 kg/hl). Thousand kernel weight was 36.0 grams up from last week's 35.2 grams. Falling number was 408 seconds down slightly from last week's 413 seconds. The average dockage of 1.3% did not change from last week.


Durum
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
%
HVAC*
%
This Week
102
126
11.7
15.3
1.3
36.0
408
1 HAD
60.0
78.2
0.0
0.1
1.4
1.6
Last Week
85
126
11.6
15.4
1.3
35.2
413
2 HAD
59.9
78.0
0.0
0.2
1.8
1.9
2007 Final
119
122
12.2
15.0
1.6
35.7
399
1 HAD
60.1
78.3
0.0
0.4
1.5
1.9