|The following final summary for hard red winter is from the August 4 report.|
An additional thirteen samples were received from the hard red winter harvesting area this past week.
- Overall cumulative average numbers remain virtually unchanged with the addition of these samples. The crop remains strong in protein at 13.8% and grading #1 overall. Test weights are still remaining strong at 60.2 lb/bu (79.2 kg/hl).
- Early Montana sample results reflect lower proteins than have been seen thus far with an average 11.9% (12% MB) for the samples out of the Shelby/Billings area. Thousand kernel weights are averaging just over 28 gm. Additional samples are anticipated out of Montana next week. Harvest is considered to be over 50% complete and progressing rapidly.
- Additional flour information from Nebraska shows protein continuing to register above 12.0% and W values averaging 324. P/L ratio is 0.7. Falling numbers remain high at above 400.
Overall, HRW harvest is nearing completion with remaining samples expected from Montana. The crop, in general, has been ahead of last year, with higher protein, variable thousand kernel weights and greater than 60.0 lb/bu (78.9 kg/hl) average test weights. Transitions have been reported to be, for the most part, uneventful.
A preliminary HRW summary report is available on USW's Crop Quality Report page.