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Harvest Results Shows Slipping Test Weights Downstate- Excellent Irrigated Wheat in Panhandle

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:53:04 CDT

Harvest Results Shows Slipping Test Weights Downstate- Excellent Irrigated Wheat in Panhandle The Oklahoma Wheat Commission has released the following wheat harvest report on Tuesday afternoon, June 24.

"Producers made great progress in the harvest fields this past weekend. Much of the Northwest region of the state is complete with some wheat still in the fields in central regions around El Reno. Producers in North Central Oklahoma around the I-35 corridor and east of I-35 around the Tonkawa, Blackwell and Newkirk areas were just getting started before the rains this past week. Yields in this region are varying depending on planting date and previous crop rotations used. In this region, yields are being reported from 7 to 20 bushels per acre for the most part. Test weights are reported to be lower in this region with ranges of 55 to 58 pounds per bushel with approximately 20 percent of the crop harvested. In Central Oklahoma some higher yields were reported in the regions Southwest of El Reno with some yields reported around the 40 bushel per acre mark. Most yields around the state are averaging 20 bushels per acre.

"In the Panhandle regions of the state, wheat harvest is approximately 50 percent complete with harvest beginning on the irrigated wheat. Most of the dry-land wheat harvest in this region is complete. Yields on the dry-land wheat in the Panhandle is reported from 4 to 8 bushels per acre, with one 23 bushel per acre yield being reported. The protein on the dry-land wheat is extremely high in this region with reports of 16 to 17 percent averages. Test weights on all wheat is averaging 60 pounds or higher with a lot of the irrigated wheat coming in at 63 to 64 pounds per bushel. Early reports on the irrigated wheat protein is averaging around 12.5 percent. Early yields on irrigated wheat are being reported around the 50 bushel per acre range with a few reports of 70 bushel irrigated wheat being harvested. Producers in parts of the Panhandle are harvesting today but are getting ready for predicted rains this evening. Producers in North Central Oklahoma are at a standstill and it looks like harvest will stay this way for this part of the state until late this weekend or even possibly next week depending on the predicted rains this evening and later for this week. The next harvest report will be published on Friday June 27, 2014. "



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