Wheat Commission Says Oklahoma Wheat Harvest Reaches Sixty Percent CompleteMon, 13 Jun 2016 16:03:58 CDT
On a regular basis, the Oklahoma Wheat Commission is releasing harvest reports for the 2016 crop. The latest report is out, as of midday Monday, June 13, 2016. The Oklahoma Wheat Commission is calling the state of Oklahoma to be 60% complete with harvest as of today.
Executive Director Mike Schulte offers a breakdown of the state by regions in today's report:
Wheat harvest is at a standstill this Monday morning in all places of Oklahoma, with the hopes that in parts of Northwest and North Central Oklahoma combines will get rolling this afternoon where rains were not as heavy. Harvest has been progressing along in all regions of the state since Thursday afternoon, with farmers and custom harvesters making great strides in all regions of the state for the most part. In Southwest Oklahoma by Altus, Frederick, Hobart and Lone Wolf, this region is 80 to 85% complete, while in other parts of Southwest Oklahoma, producers were hindered by rain on Saturday in the Chattanooga and Walters area. Heavy rains over the weekend have hindered harvest in the Lawton, Apache, Chickasha and Maysville areas. Although the Mesonet reports over 7 inches of moisture over the weekend in this region, some areas were reporting over 12 inches of moisture with more rains predicted for the beginning of the week. Test weights in this region have dropped with all the heavy rains, but for the most part on the wheat brought in from this region as of today, it is reported around the 58 to 59 lbs./bu. (76.3-77.6 kg/hl). Around the Maysville area prior to the rains this weekend test weights were still averaging 61 lbs./bu. (80.2 kg/hl) Yields in this region for Southwest Oklahoma for the most part were making anywhere in the mid 30ís to the mid 50ís. In regions down around the Lone Wolf and Altus area, yields have dropped off from earlier predictions with more of the wheat in this region now reported in the mid 30ís. Down around the Maysville area before the rains, producers were cutting a lot of 50 to 60 bushel wheat. Producers around the Walters and Chattanooga area, in places, have dealt with many flood issues creating low yields around the mid-teens.
Harvest in the West Central part of the State around Sentinel and Clinton, is projected to be 75% complete with the area around Rocky reported to be 95% complete. The Shattuck area harvest just began over the weekend and they are calling this region up to around the May area 20% harvested. In Central Oklahoma, from the El Reno to Okarche and Kingfisher areas harvest is 95% complete on the East side of Hwy 81 with harvest on the West side of Hwy 81 being approximately 90% complete. Harvest is not as far along in the Greenfield, Hinton and Hydro areas, with harvest in these regions anywhere from 50 to 75% complete. Yields around the Rocky, Sentinel and Clinton region are reported to be making in the mid 30ís to mid 40ís for the most part. Test weights in this region before the rains today were ranging from 58-60lbs./bu. (76.3-78.9 kg/hl). Harvest yields in the El Reno, Okarche, Kingfisher ranging anywhere from mid 30ís to mid 50ís with some reports of wheat in the mid 60ís from this region. A lot of wheat from this region before the rains was already harvested with test weights coming in at 61 to 62lbs./bu. (80.2-81.5 kg/hl).
North Central, Northwest and the Panhandle of Oklahoma
In Northern Oklahoma around the Enid, Kremlin, Pond Creek and Hunter areas, harvest is approximately 60 to 65% complete and up around the Cherokee and Alva areas, harvest is anywhere from 50 to 65% complete. Yields in this region have been making anywhere in the mid 40ís to the mid 60ís, with some reports of higher yields of wheat following soybean and alfalfa rotations. Test weights in the region as of today are averaging 60 to 62 lbs./bu. (78.9- 81.5 kg/hl) for the most part. Harvest has begun in parts of the Panhandle region on dryland wheat. Over the weekend, Hooker Equity took in around 25,000 bushels. Yields and test weights on the dryland wheat in this region have not been reported. Protein reports across the state are all across the board with higher protein reported in the central west and northern regions of the state as harvest progresses. State averages are running from 10.5% to 11.5% on protein.
In Northeast Oklahoma around the Afton and Miami regions, wheat harvest in Afton is approximately 50% complete with harvest in the Miami region reporting to be approximately 10% complete. Test weights on the wheat in this region weighing anywhere 61 to 62lbs/bu. (80.2-81.5 kg/hl) with yields from this area reported to be making in the mid 40ís to mid 50ís for the most part. No protein was reported from this region.
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