US Wheat Associates Weekly Harvest Report for June 18, 2021Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:27:42 CDT
Record breaking high temperatures are being set across the Great Plains, accelerating harvest and crop maturity. The first HRW samples from Oklahoma and Texas have been delivered to the lab with data expected next week. With SRW harvest well underway, the first samples were analyzed this week. Despite sporadic rainfall, drought conditions persist in the northern and PNW states, hindering development and expected yield of SW, HRS and HRW crops.
HARD RED WINTER
• Crop Progress: The 2021 harvest made significant progress over the past week with hotter weather. Harvest is 38%
complete in Texas, 19% in Oklahoma and 7% in Kansas.
• Crop Conditions: HRW crop conditions improved this past week with 48% of the sampled crop rated good to excellent, an
increase of 10%. The crop is rapidly developing with record high temperatures. Early reports indicate variability based on
environmental factors, but yields are typically ranging from 40 bu/ac (2.7 tons/ha) to 60 bu/ac (4.0 tons/ha), test weights
are generally above 60 lb/bu (78.9 kg/hl), and protein is ranging from 10.5% to 12.0% (12% mb).
• Weather: The entire growing region is experiencing hot and dry conditions, pushing the crop to maturity. Portions of the
northern and PNW growing region received rain over the weekend, but drought and heat are stressing the crop.
• Disease/Pest Pressures: Isolated reports of disease and pest pressures have been noted, including fusarium (head scab),
stripe rust, wheat streak mosaic, sawfly and grasshoppers. Quality issues are being closely monitored. Disease pressure
remains low in the drier areas.
SOFT RED WINTER
• Crop Progress: The SRW crop is 11% harvested across 7 states ranging from 37% in Alabama to 1% in Indiana. Harvest is
expected to begin in Illinois and Ohio in the next 1-2 weeks.
• Crop Conditions: Across the entire sampling region, the latest crop conditions ranged from 39% good to excellent in North
Carolina to 85% in Alabama, with an overall average of 66% good to excellent.
• Weather: Arkansas and Alabama received heavy precipitation, raising isolated concerns of wheat quality. Conditions were
warm with spotty rainfall in North Carolina and Virginia, while the Midwest states experienced above average
temperatures and isolated, sometimes heavy, rainfall.
• Wheat Data: The first 11 samples completed are from North Carolina and Arkansas. Very early data indicate moisture,
protein and 1000 kernel weight are higher than last year, while falling number is lower. Samples from Tennessee are
expected next week.
HARD RED SPRING
• Crop Progress: The HRS crop is heading out at a faster pace than normal, an indicator of the crop being stressed from
• Crop Conditions: HRS crop conditions decreased this week with 41% of the crop in major producing states at good to
excellent. By state, Minnesota is 68% good to excellent, Montana 50%, South Dakota 17% and North Dakota is 29%.
Industry sources in North Dakota are hearing reports of stunted growth, but later planted fields look better.
• Weather: Recent rains helped topsoil moisture conditions improve in North Dakota and Montana, but the HRS growing
region is hot, dry and windy, stressing the crop.
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