HRW Wheat Harvest Virutally Done- Protein Continues to LagMon, 09 Aug 2010 5:59:18 CDT
Harvest of the 2010 Hard Red Winter Wheat crop is virtually done, except for the state of Montana- and Mark Hodges of Plains Grains says that the lower than normal protein levels seen early on in Texas and Oklahoma improved some, but still have trended below 12% as we have moved further north in the HRW belt.
According to the latest harvest report issued by Hodges- "Cool/damp weather (a common theme during the 2010 HRW harvest) has been the major factor in the lateness of the 2010 Montana winter wheat crop. Estimates of harvest completion are still only around 10% complete for those areas in southern and central Montana where cutting has begun. Early yield reports have been very good (a function of cool weather during grain formation) along with test weights being reported as high as 64 lbs. /bu. Harvest is now winding down in South Dakota with 85% of the crop now cut. All sampling has now been completed in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota (400 of an expected 486 samples)."
At the 2010 Oklahoma Wheat Review this past week in Stillwater, Hodges told us that the 2010 Oklahoma wheat crop was plagued with three significant problems- too much dockage and foreign material- and not enough protein. He says a lot of that are the agronomic decisions we make as a grazing state- planting much earlier than the optimum planting date for grain production only is one specific that we discussed. You can hear our conversation after the Oklahoma Wheat Review by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.
You can also click on the PDF file below for the latest HRW wheat harvest report- and click here for more data from the 2010 wheat crop that is available on the Plains Grains website.
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