OK Wheat Commission Reports First Wheat Harvest Activity of the Season Underway in PanhandleWed, 14 Jun 2017 11:28:13 CDT
The Oklahoma Wheat Commission released its latest report on wheat harvest in the state, today. According to OWC Executive Director Mike Schulte, harvest continues throughout the state despite light rains across Western Oklahoma late last night and early this morning. Most areas received not enough moisture to settle the dust so producers in all regions hope to be back in the fields this afternoon, although higher humidity today will probably keep them from getting an early start.
Not much has changed in the state since the last harvest report on Monday in regards to quality. Producers and custom harvesters have had a good run over the past week so percentages of completion continue to become higher within all regions.
Test weights across the state have dropped in most locations from the rains last week, but as of today many locations are still reporting 60 lbs./bu. averages. Yields across the state have been ranging all over the board depending on the management, heavy rains and hail damage. Across Southwest Oklahoma, we have heard of yields ranging from the mid teens to the mid twenties, with also better yields in some areas of this region reported to be in the mid 30ís to mid 40ís. The same is holding true for Central and Northern Oklahoma. As we have moved into Northern Oklahoma, we have been hearing higher yields in the mid 40ís to 50ís with many reports of wheat in some locations to be making anywhere from the mid 60ís to mid 70ís.
Harvest has moved much faster in Southern Oklahoma due to many of the wheat acres going into cotton and is winding down in a lot of locations. We are also hearing reports in Northern Oklahoma that even though the yields are high the number of bushels will not be taken in because of the other summer crops producers are opting to go with right now. Proteins across Oklahoma are being reported in the 10.5 to 11.5% range. We have had some reports on some proteins as high as 13% in North Central Oklahoma.
Report by Locations:
Grandfield-Harvest reported to be 99% complete. A lot of the wheat in this region was heavily grazed. Due to the heavy rains and hail they are seeing yield reports making in the mid 20ís to mid 30ís with the occasional 40+ yield. Test weights reported from 59 to 61 lbs./bu.
Chattanooga- Harvest reported to be 99% complete. A lot of the wheat in this region was heavily grazed and due to the heavy rains and hail, they are seeing yield reports making in the mid 20ís to mid 30ís. Test weights reported from 59-61 lbs./bu.
Lone Wolf- Harvest in this region reported to be 95% complete. The test weights in this region have been averaging 59-60 lbs./bu. Yields in the region ranging from the mid 20ís to the mid 30ís with reports of some wheat making better than 40 bushels per acre.
Hobart- Harvest in this area is reported to be 90% complete. The test weights in this region have been averaging 58-60 lbs./bu. Yields in the region ranging from the mid 20ís to the mid 30ís with some wheat in the region reported to be making in the mid 40ís.
Granite- Harvest in this region reported to be 95% complete. Test weights in this area have been doing remarkably well, ranging from 60 to 64 lbs./bu. Yields in this region also reported to be higher with reports of a lot of wheat making in the mid 40ís to mid 50ís.
Hinton- Harvest in this area is reported to be 80% complete. Test weights in this region have been averaging 58 to 60 lbs./bu. Yields have been reported all over the board from as low as 10 to as high as 60. A lot of wheat in this region was reported to be making in the mid 30ís to mid 40ís.
Okarche- Harvest in this region is reported to be 98% complete. Test weights in this region were reported to be averaging 60 lbs./bu. Yields in this area also have been reported all over the board from as low as 10 to as high as 50. A lot of reports of wheat in the region was stated to be making in the mid 30ís to mid 40ís as an average.
Hennessey- Harvest in this region is reported to be 80% complete. Test weights in this region have been lighter due to the heavier rains. This area for the most part is looking at 58 to 59 lbs./bu. average. Yields in the region are reported all over the board depending on the weather and management practices. A lot of wheat was reported to be making in the mid 30ís to mid 40ís, while some yields were lower due to hail.
Perry- Harvest moved quickly over the weekend in this region and elevator managers are calling it 80% complete. Test weights have gotten lighter with the rains. Currently the average test weight for the region is 59 lbs./bu. Yields have been reported all over the board with reports as low as 10 on hail damaged wheat, and other reports with yields as high as 60. We have had a lot of reports of wheat making in the mid 40ís to mid 50ís in this region.
Braman- Harvest in this region would be considered 40% complete. Test weights in the region are averaging 59 lbs./bu. Yields in this region are reported from the mid 30ís to the mid 50ís.
Shattuck- This location started harvest early in the week. Test weights were ranging from 62 to 63 lbs./bu. No yields have been reported from the region, but it is reported that yields will range from the mid 20ís to mid 40ís for the most part.
Hooker- The first loads of dryland wheat were hauled into this location yesterday. It is predicted dryland wheat harvest will begin in this region for the most part starting over the weekend. Test weights on the first loads were averaging 59.9 lbs./bu. No yields have been reported from this region on early test.
The next harvest report from the Oklahoma Wheat Commission will be published on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Source - Oklahoma Wheat Commission
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