Wheat Harvest Continues Throughout OklahomaWed, 18 Jun 2014 17:48:49 CDT
Harvest is moving in most all regions of the state today, most of the wheat harvest is completed in the regions of Southwest Oklahoma from Grandfield to Frederick to Hobart. In the Oklahoma Wheat Commission's June 18th report, test weights for the most part in all regions of the state are still favorable, however the heavy rains in Northern Oklahoma north and east of Enid have had an impact with regards to lower weights in those areas. Wheat harvest around Tonkawa and Ponca City is moving slower because of the heavy rains this past week and also moisture levels are not coming down as much in those areas because in some places the wheat is still not ready.
Southern Oklahoma -
Chickasha- Harvest is 75 percent complete in this region. Yields in this area have ranged mostly in the 10 to 20 bushel range with some fields in this region coming in at 30 bushels per acre. It was reported that a couple fields in this region have come in at 50 bushels per acre. This number is not common but more moisture was received where these higher yields are reported. Test weights in this area are reported around 57 to 58 pounds per bushel. Protein levels in this region were not reported.
Rocky-This region is reported to be 98 percent complete with harvest. It is thought that if harvest would continue another two days in this region most of the area would be finished. Test weights in this region still reported to be staying high averaging 59.5 to 60 pounds per bushel. Yields are ranging from 6 to 15 bushels for the most part with some 20 bushel per acre wheat being reported. Protein ranges reported to be high with a 14 percent protein average. Some proteins reported in this area to be as high at 18 percent.
Kingfisher-Yields in this region are averaging around 21 to 22 bushels per acre. Protein averages are ranging from 12 to 14 percent. Test weights are averaging 58 to 58.5 pounds per bushel after the rains this last week, however test weights before the rains were higher around 60 to 63 pounds per bushel. This part of the state regarding Piedmont, Okarche, Watonga and Greenfield are approximately 90 percent complete with harvest. Around Loyal Oklahoma the yields are mostly averaging 20 bushels per acre with some higher yields coming in at 30 bushels per acre. It was reported on one or two fields in this region that a couple yields made the 40 bushel mark. Harvest around the Loyal area is not as far along as the other areas of Central Oklahoma, just south of the region.
Enid- This region North and East of Enid is just really getting started with harvest. This area is approximately 30 to 40 percent complete with harvest depending on the area. Test weights in this region have dropped because of the heavy rains last week. Test weights in this area are averaging 56 to 57 pounds per bushel with high proteins being reported. Proteins are averaging 14 to 16 percent in this region. Yields in this region are averaging 15 to 20 bushels per acre, with a lot of abandonment being reported.
Pond Creek- Yields in this region are reported around 10 to 20 bushels per acre for the most part. Protein levels are coming in high around the 14 to 16 percent range, test weights are lower in this region averaging 57 pounds per bushel. This region is approximately 30 percent harvested.
Ponca City- Harvest in this region is just getting started in this area because of the heavy rains this past week. A lot of the wheat in this area has not been ready until today because it was planted later and still is green. Moisture levels have been still running a little high in this region but producers are hopeful they can get into the fields today and tomorrow. Yields in this region have not been reported but a lot of the wheat in this region is estimated to make anywhere from 6 to 20 bushels per acre.
Goltry and Helena - Harvest in this region is 80 percent complete. Test weights in this area are reported at 59.5 to 60 bushels per acre. Yields are ranging from 10 to 20 bushels per acre with a lot of abandonment being reported. Proteins are reported in the 12 to 14 percent range. If producers could keep harvesting the next two days, a lot of this area would be finished.
Alva -Harvest in this region is approximately 60 to 70 percent complete. Proteins in this area are averaging 11 to 13.5 percent. Yields in this region are reported from 10 to 20 bushels per acre with an occasional higher yield around 30 being reported. Test weights are still averaging 59 pounds per bushel after the rains last week.
Burlington- Harvest in this region is just getting started because of the rains last week. It is reported to be 20 percent harvested with the lower parts in fields still too wet for cutting. Test weights are ranging from 58 to 59 pounds per bushel with a few 60 pound test weights being reported. Yields are reported from 10 to 20 bushels per acre for the most part. Producers are hopeful the wheat on better bottom land will yield a little higher, and they are hoping to get on the ground before the predicted rains this coming week.
Capron- Harvest in this region is also just getting started. Producers are hopeful the yields in this area will be higher with some 30 to 40 bushel wheat possibly estimated if producers can get into the fields before the predicted rains for later in the week. Producers on the bottom land in this region are having a hard time getting across the fields because of the mud.
Shattuck- Wheat harvest in this region is 75 percent complete, with most of the wheat in this area abandoned because of the drought conditions. Test weights in this area are averaging 57 to 59 pounds per bushel with 14 to 15 percent proteins being reported.
Hooker-Dry land wheat in this regions is starting to be harvested with yields being reported anywhere from 5 to 10 bushels per acre for the most part. Some reports of 22 bushel dry land wheat in the area was reported but the amount of acres harvested for that yield did not amount to much. Test weights are averaging 59.5 pounds per bushel with protein levels being reported as high as 16 percent. Irrigated wheat harvest in the region is still approximately 7 to 10 days away from being ready for harvest. Producers are hopeful yields on the irrigated wheat will come in at 50 bushels per acre.
The next harvest report will be published on Friday June 20, 2014.
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