The 2011 HRW wheat harvest is complete in virtually all areas. We expect to receive another 5 samples in the lab on Friday to complete sample collection. Overall protein average is still 12.4% and overall average moisture remains below 11%. These numbers held even with another 49 samples tested this week out of the northern US where too much moisture plagued the crop in that area throughout most of the growing season.
Dockage remains low in the 2011 HRW crop while test weight and thousand kernel weights are high when considering the type of production year which was experienced in many areas.
As this crop is in the final stages of being tested, many producers in the Southern Great Plains are still wondering if they will have any moisture to plant into as drought continues to dominate all of Texas, Oklahoma and significant parts of Kansas.
Next week’s report will be the last weekly harvest summary for 2011, with a final 2011 overall summary being issued in October.
View this PDF for visual test data from the 2009 harvest.