Harvest Report - September 23, 2011
SW
The soft white harvest is now coming to an end and this is the final weekly report. A total of 395 soft white samples were received and tested. All data essentially stayed the same as last week, including moisture at 9.7% and protein at 9.2%. 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 content increased to 9.7% from 9.4% last year; wheat protein decreased to 9.2% from 9.7% last year; falling number value decreased to 306 seconds from 338 seconds last year; and thousand kernel weight increased to 36.0 grams from 34.4 grams last year. 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
%
This 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
Last Week
362
330
9.7
9.1
10.3
0.6
36.1
307
1 SW
60.9
80.0
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