Wheat Harvest Wrapping Up- Final Oklahoma Wheat Commission Report of 2014Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:09:17 CDT
The final Oklahoma Wheat Commission wheat harvest report has been released- focusing on those remaining locations in the Oklahoma Panhandle and in central Oklahoma that have yet to have a combine run across them:
"Harvest continues to move forward in Northern Oklahoma with producers harvesting today around the Tonkawa, Blackwell and Newkirk areas. Also harvest is continuing in the Panhandle regions of the state on both dry-land and irrigated wheat. Producers in Cimarron county had severe storms last week that hindered progress on the dry-land harvest and are finally getting back into the fields. Yields have been ranging all over the board with reports of 7 to 15 to even 25 bushels per acre depending on the locations.
"Test weights have dropped significantly with the heavy rains this past week but the state wide average for all the wheat harvested is still running around 59 pounds per bushel. In the Panhandle, irrigated wheat is ranging from 70 bushels per acre to 90 bushels per acre with some reports on wheat South of Guymon making over 100 bushels per acre. USDA is currently calling Oklahoma 95 percent complete with harvest, and producers are hopeful they can be finished by the end of this week if they can just get a few more days of harvest without rain. In parts of central Oklahoma some wheat is still left to harvest, but weed competition has created many problems for the wheat farmer causing them to abandon those fields all together. "
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