Harvest Report - July 18, 2008
HRW
The Colorado hard red winter harvest continued this week with ideal weather conditions. Around the Flagler area, harvest is 80% to 90% complete. Protein levels in that area have been averaging above 12% and test weights have been around 60 to 61 lbs/bu (78.9 to 80.2 kg/hl). Harvest in the northeastern part of the state is 50% to 60% complete. Reports of test weight have been averaging 61 lbs/bu (80.2 kg/hl) with protein levels around 10% to 10.5%. Harvest in Nebraska has picked-up dramatically. Wheat quality has been variable, but overall relatively good. Yield reports in the southeast have been ranging between 12 to 40 bushels per acre. The south central part of the state has been reporting yields between 40 to 60 bushels per acre. In the southwest, initial reports of test weight and protein have been around 60 lbs/bu (78.9 kg/hl) and 11% to 12%, respectively. The USDA indicated that as of July 14, wheat conditions are rated 4% very poor, 9% poor, 29% fair, 48% good and 10% excellent.


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
198
360
11.1
12.4
0.6
n/a
n/a
2 HRW
59.9
78.9
0.3
0.2
1.1
1.5
Last Week
100
360
11.8
11.5
0.6
29.9
434
1 HRW
60.4
79.5
0.3
0.0
0.9
1.4
2007 Final
367
400
11.5
11.6
0.7
29.4
413
2 HRW
59.7
78.6
0.1
0.5
1.6
2.2