Harvest of the US 2022 HRW crop continues to progress, but due to climatic factors slowing ripening in the most northern and western areas of the US, overall progress has slowed with significantly fewer samples showing up in the lab over the last 2 weeks. As was indicated last week, the samples we do have (or are in transit) represent over 91% of the 2022 HRW wheat crop which has now been harvested. USDA NASS continues to show the 2022 crop is well behind the 2021 crop percent harvested at this point in time and the 5-year average harvested for this date. Harvest is now complete in all states south and southeast of Montana.
The most current lab results for the 56 composites now being tested;, test weight (continues to average) 12.9%, protein (slightly lower than last week, but 1% Above 2021). Sizing/single kernel data: large kernels (57% vs. 65% in 2021). TKW is averaging 30.4 g over 56 composites and has been very consistent across samples. Buhler flour yield is currently averaging 78%, with ash of (0.53).
Farinograph water absorptions are just under 60% (not much difference within protein spread). Extensograph results slightly below 2021. Alveograph: P values 88 vs. 92 in 2021. W values 207 vs. 211 2021. Bake data – 64 vs. 62 2021. Mix times 3.4 vs. 3.2 in 2021. Mixing Tolerance 2.9 vs. 3.1 in 2021.