Final Wheat Harvest Report of Season- Oklahoma Wheat Commission Calls Harvest 98% to 99% CompleteMon, 27 Jun 2016 19:42:53 CDT
Wheat harvest is wrapped up in most parts of the state with harvest taking place in areas of Southwest and South Central Oklahoma as well as in the Panhandle regions. In most places all areas are 95 percent or more completed with the exception of the Panhandle. The Oklahoma Wheat Commission is calling harvest statewide to now be at 98 to 99% complete in most regions with the exception of some areas in Southwest, Oklahoma and the Panhandle.
Heavy rains slowed the progress of harvest in parts of the Panhandle this weekend with some areas reporting anywhere from one inch to two inches of moisture depending on the location. Out in the Hooker Guymon area, harvest is now predicted to be 75% complete, while in the Boise City area it is predicted to be 25% complete. Producers are finishing up on the dryland wheat around the Hooker area and have started in the irrigated wheat this past week.
This will be the last harvest report from the Oklahoma Wheat Commission for the 2016 Oklahoma Wheat Harvest season.
In Southwest Oklahoma, yields have been ranging from the mid 30ís to the mid 50ís with reports from the Walters and Chattanooga area up into Altus and Lone Wolf that harvest is progressing with less than 5 percent left in these regions for the most part. Producers have still been fighting mud in lower lying areas in places and have been working to try to beat the coming storms predicted for this week. Abandonment in the lower lying areas of this region into Apache, Lawton and Maysville will also be a factor in bringing total bushel amounts down from Southwest Oklahoma, with greater chances of abandonment on current acres in the fields if rains persist again this coming week. Test weights in this region, as of today, reported to be 58 to 59 lbs./bu. (76.3-77.6 kg/hl), on average with some lower weights reported on more damaged wheat. The wheat that was harvested prior to the rains came in at 60 lbs./bu. (78.9 kg/hl) in this region.
In Central Oklahoma harvest in the region North of El Reno into Okarche and Kingfisher is considered completed for the most part. Yields in this region reported to be making in the mid 40ís to the mid 50ís, with higher yields in the mid 60ís reported out around the Greenfield, Hydro and Hinton areas. Test weights for the region still being reported at 61 to 62lbs./bu. (80.2-81.5 kg/hl) for the most part.
North Central, OK
In North Central Oklahoma harvest continues to progress with many managers calling this region to be 98 to 99% complete. 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. Yields in this region are all over the board from the mid 40ís to the mid 60ís, with higher yields in the 70ís to 80ís on dryland wheat, if followed by soybean or alfalfa rotations.
Protein reports from all over the state are ranging anywhere from 9% to 12.5%. Proteins look to be doing better in the North Central and in parts of the Panhandle regions. Newer reports show some lower proteins in the Panhandle of Oklahoma, but overall statewide data is still showing a 10.5 to 11.5 percent range.
Northwest & Panhandle
In the Northwest and Panhandle regions of the state, harvest has progressed around the Shattuck, May and Buffalo areas being reported to be 95% complete. Dryland wheat harvest has wrapped up around the Hooker area with harvesting of dryland wheat continuing in the Boise City area. Heavy rains in parts of the Panhandle this week, have hindered harvest from Boise City to Hooker in most places. Prior to the rains this week, test weights in the Boise City region on dry land wheat was averaging 60 to 62 lbs./bu (78.9-81.5 kg/hl). Reports on dryland wheat in this region are ranging all over the board from the mid 30ís to as high as the mid 60ís. Irrigated wheat reports around the Hooker area have been coming in at 60 to 80 bushels per acre with many higher yields also reported.
In Northeast Oklahoma, harvest has moved forward to being 99% complete. Test weights on the wheat in this region are weighing anywhere from 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. No protein was reported from this region.
Here are the percentages by locations that reflects how harvest is going in these locations:
Percentages by regions:
Lone Wolf 98%
North Central Oklahoma
Pond Creek 99%
Ponca City 99%
Northwest and the Panhandle
Boise City 20%
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