Although this was a short week due to the long holiday weekend the 2015 HRW wheat harvest continued to make significant progress as hot, dry and windy weather dominates the central and southern Plains. Harvest is now in full swing in southeast Colorado and the southern portions of Nebraska. Immature irrigated wheat in the higher elevations of northwest Texas has slowed harvest progress in that state slightly. Statewide Texas is now 82% complete and still expecting well over 100 million bushels (2.72 MMT) of production. The Oklahoma harvest is winding down with the only major area of the state yet to be completed being the far northwest side of the state. The Kansas harvest continues to roll with most areas reporting very good test weights and yields. The exceptions have been where stripe rust was prevalent and fungicides were not used. Due to extreme temperatures and dry weather, Montana and the Pacific Northwest are projected to begin harvest within the next 2 to 3 weeks. Wyoming is still expecting good yields with harvest beginning around July 15th. Like the other states to the south of them stripe rust was an issue this spring. South Dakota/North Dakota are still an estimated 3 weeks away from harvest with expected production significantly below average.
Another 64 samples were collected and delivered to the lab since the last report, however the short week has not provided enough time for processing and testing to be include in this report. Initial TKW (27.9g) and FN (367sec.) data is now available on the majority of the 71 samples already in the lab (TX/OK origination).
Click link to download a pdf of the HRW Harvest Summary July 2 2015