|The 2011 SRW sampling in Illinois and Indiana is complete. The remaining samples in Ohio and Maryland should be collected by the end of next week. There is little change in the cumulative data after testing an additional 93 samples this week. Compared to final 2010 data, test weight at this point is 0.9 lb/bu higher. Thousand kernel weight, protein and falling number values are similar to last year’s final averages. |
In Missouri, winter wheat harvest is 97% completed compared to last week’s 88%, last year’s 97% and the five-year average of 91%. Winter wheat harvest in Ohio is 76% completed compared to 11% last week and the five-year average of 57%. Illinois and Indiana are both more than 85% harvested which is equal to or slightly above the five-year average on this date.
Individual state data from eastern Missouri indicates a decrease in average test weight of about 1.5 lb/bu, but an increase of 2.5 lb/bu on the western side of the state. There were some falling number values that were less than 300, and the moisture content of the wheat averaged more than 13% for the entire state.
Preliminary data from Indiana increased in test weight from 56 to 59 lb/bu (73.8 kg/hl - 77.6 kg/hl) compared to 2010. Again, several samples had falling number values below 300. Test weight average is slightly higher this year in southern Ohio, but the trend of falling number values less than 300 continues here, with an average of 283.
Laboratory milling data in Maryland has an increased value in yield of approximately 4% and farinograph absorption increase of about 1% compared to last year. Milling properties from the Virginia wheat were acceptable. Farinograph absorption is also higher than last year.