Harvest Report - September 2, 2011
HRW
The 2011 HRW wheat harvest is quickly winding down in all states. Washington, at 85% complete, is the only state remaining with significant acres yet to be cut. Proteins range from 9.5% to over 13.0%, with a PNW average of 10.5% so far as reported by the Wheat Marketing Center. As reported last week, a survey of handlers indicates HRW protein levels seem to be rising as harvest progresses with several reporting 11.5% to 12.0%. Test weights continue to be very good, averaging 62 lb/bu with falling numbers around 330 seconds. Yields continue to be exceptional and well above average for most growers.

In Montana, HRW wheat harvest is now virtually complete and spring wheat harvest is in full swing. Average test weights are still being reported at 60 lb/bu. Early samples indicate protein is highly variable within defined geographical areas, but is still averaging at 12%.

The North Dakota HRW harvest is now 99% complete, with no new trends to report; disappointing yields, but high protein levels. Yields will likely average slightly below normal at 40 bu/acre due to a combination of too much heat, rain, leaf and bacterial diseases, and extremely wet soil conditions at seeding time in some areas.

Grade and non-grade data for North Dakota and Montana will be included in next week’s report.


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
390
530
10.6
12.5
14.2
0.5
29.9
400
1 HRW
60.7
79.9
0.2
0.2
1.2
1.6
Last Week
390
530
10.6
12.5
14.2
0.5
29.9
400
1 HRW
60.7
79.9
0.2
0.2
1.2
1.6
2010 Final
468
486
11.0
11.8
13.4
0.6
29.9
401
1 HRW
61.0
80.2
0.2
0.3
1.2
1.8