The 2012 HRW harvest is all but complete,
with only a few areas left to be harvested in the Pacific Northwest. Washington
is now 95% complete with harvest, Oregon is 90%, and Idaho is 80% complete.
Yields have been reported as average to above-average with the exception
of isolated areas that suffered hail damage earlier in the summer.
The HRW harvest is now complete in Montana
with overall yields reported as average, but with some areas reporting
extremely high or low yields. There also is a wide range of protein
values, especially in southern and southwestern parts of Montana, probably
related to hot dry weather during grainfill.
Preliminary kernel data is available
this week from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. There are very
few changes in overall averages with test weight and protein not changing,
an increase in TKW, a slight increase in dockage, and slight decreases
in moisture and falling number.
Next week’s report will include an
overall summary for Gulf Tributary states and additional kernel data from
the PNW and Montana.