Plains Grains Calls Texas and Oklahoma Wheat Harvest Done at 99% Complete- Kansas Now at 70%Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:50:36 CDT
The latest report from Plains Grains on the 2020 Hard Red Winter Wheat Harvest is out- and shows Kansas passing the two thirds done mark with the 2020 Harvest while Oklahoma and Texas are all but done at 99% complete. Here is a portion of the report released Wednesday evening, July 1, 2020:
"The 2020 HRW wheat harvest continues to roll northward across the central US as harvest weather remains favorable with hot, dry windy weather in all areas now cutting. Texas and Oklahoma are virtually done in both states, now at 99% complete with harvest. Kansas is now 70% complete with harvest and starting to wind down in the southern half of the state while in full swing in the northwestern 1/3 of the state.
"Cutting has now crossed the Kansas/Nebraska line with limited harvesting starting in extreme southern Nebraska. Like much of the western wheat producing areas of the central US, environmental weather conditions during the final stages of crop development caused more rapidly maturity of the crop. The southwestern corner of the Nebraska remains in D2 (moderate drought) as defined by the National Drought Monitor.
"Colorado is now 19% complete with harvest and mainly confined to the southeast Colorado. Southeastern Colorado and southwestern Kansas experienced hot dry weather during late phases of plant development and remain in D3 drought (extreme drought) as defined by the National Drought Monitor.
"Sampling also continues at a rapid pace. 125 samples are now in various stages of testing covering Texas, Oklahoma and areas of southern Kansas. Test weights overall did drop slightly this week from 62.8 lb/bu (82.6 kg/hl) last week to 62.5 lb/bu (82.2 kg/hl) this week. This was expected as harvest (and sampling) moved further west into areas of ongoing drought and freeze concerns during later stages of plant development. As was discussed last week southeast Colorado, is reporting a wide range of test weights generally 56 lb/bu - 60 lb/bu (73.8 kg/hl - 78.9 kg/hl) with several above and below. Protein in Colorado is also wide ranging from 9% to 13%. Substantially higher than average rates of crop abandonment are also being reported."
Click on the PDF link below for the complete report from Plains Grains.
Click here for the Plains Grains Website to learn more about their efforts to document the quality of the hard red winter wheat crop across the middle of America.
And- you can click here for the latest Kansas Wheat Crop Report- Day 13 is available here.
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