Harvest Report - August 24, 2012
HRW

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.

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
453
530
10.8
12.2
13.9
0.5
28.6
405
1 HRW
61.1
80.3
0.1
0.1
1.3
1.5
Last Week
410
530
10.9
12.2
13.9
0.5
28.3
410
1 HRW
61.1
80.3
0.1
0.1
1.3
1.5
2011 Final
477
472
10.6
12.4
14.1
0.5
30.1
402
1 HRW
60.7
79.9
0.2
0.2
1.2
1.6