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Oklahoma Wheat Harvest Advances Quickly- Now Called 21% Complete by Plains Grains- Texas 35% Done

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 03:38:53 CDT

Oklahoma Wheat Harvest Advances Quickly- Now Called 21% Complete by Plains Grains- Texas 35% Done The latest report from Plains Grains on the 2020 Hard Red Winter Wheat Harvest is out- and shows significant progress since last Thursday. Here is a portion of the report released Thursday evening, June 4, 2020:

"The 2020 HRW wheat harvest made significant progress in the southern plains just prior to fast moving rain showers moving through north central Texas and western/southwestern Oklahoma on Thursday afternoon and evening. General precipitation amounts were less than 1/2Ē, but enough to shut harvesting down in almost all areas.

"Prior to the rain, harvest was active from central Texas northward through Oklahoma to within 60 miles of the Kansas southern border. Sunshine with temperatures approaching 100 degrees are predicted Friday through at least Monday in much of western Oklahoma and far southern Kansas. If that forecast holds test cutting is predicted to begin on Oklahoma/Kansas border by Sunday.

"Texas is now estimated at 35% complete with harvest. Texas continues to report variable yields ranging from 20 bu/ac (1.3 tons/ha) to over 60 bu/ac (4.0 tons/ha) of HRW and some SRW reports of over 80 bu/ac (5.4 tons/ha). Protein reports have also been quite variable ranging from 10% to over 14%, averaging between 11% and 12%.

"Oklahoma is now estimated at 21% complete with harvest. Oklahoma has seen the same variability in harvest reports with the spring freeze in far southwest Oklahoma causing yields ranging from 10 bu/ac (.67 tons/ha) to 25 bu/ac (1.7 tons/ha) with 58 lb/bu (74.4 kg/hl) to 60 lb/bu (78.9 kg/hl) being common. The areas that either didnít have as cold temperatures or were in a different stage of growth when the freeze event happened are reporting 30 bu/ac (2.0 tons/ha) - 40 bu/ac (2.7 tons/ha) yields. Test weights across those areas are generally above 60 lb/bu (78.9 kg/hl) and protein reports ranging between 11% to 12%. Areas further north in central Oklahoma (not affected with freeze damage/drought) are reporting very good yields 60 bu/ac (4.0 tons/ha) plus and test weights ranging from 60 lbs/bu (78.9 kg/hl) to 64 lb/bu (79.7 kg/hl) being common. Protein in those areas are somewhat lower as expected ranging from 9% to 12%."

To review the test results from 2019 as we wait on first results from 2020, click on the PDF at the bottom of this story.

To learn more about Plains Grains, click or tap here for their website.

Source- Plains Grains     




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