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Oklahoma Harvest Begins Extremely Early this 2022 Season with Below Average Yields and Decent Early Quality Reports

Mon, 23 May 2022 16:40:57 CDT

Oklahoma Harvest Begins Extremely Early this 2022 Season with Below Average Yields and Decent Early Quality Reports During the wheat harvest season, the Oklahoma Wheat Commission releases a Hard Red Winter wheat harvest report- here is the latest report from the Wheat Commission as of May 23, 2022.

This will be the first official harvest report from the Oklahoma Wheat Commission (OWC) for the 2022 season. Oklahoma wheat harvest began extremely early this year with harvest beginning just North of the Oklahoma/Texas border in Grandfield and Tipton areas on Wednesday May 18, 2022.

Early fields had lower yield reports and in order to give an accurate report, it was determined our first report would be taken with more representative samples being reported across Southwest Oklahoma, once harvest had taken place over the weekend. Yields for the most part ranging in the low to mid 20's. We did have a report of one field making 41 bushels per acre down by Chattanooga. Proteins have been favorable ranging mostly from 11 to 13%, with a report of one protein making 18.36%.

Test weights ranging all over the board from 58 to 61 pounds/bushel. We did have a report of a poorer field coming in with a test weight of 53 pounds/bushel. Considering the extreme hot temperatures, the test weights have been stronger than anticipated, and it looks like they might be better once producers start getting into better wheat. Cooler temperatures and predicted rains will most likely hinder harvest from starting in Southwest, Oklahoma today. Rains are predicted tomorrow and Wednesday so harvest might be at a standstill until the end of the week, depending on moisture amounts.

Grandfield-Harvest really started moving over the weekend around this location. 43 truckloads were taken in. Yields being reported in the 20-25 bushel per acre range. Test weights ranged from 60-61 pounds/bushel. Protein was ranging from 11 to 13%, with a large amount being reported in the 12 to 12.5% range. Moisture ranged from 10 to 15%.

Tipton-Harvest in this region also began, yields have been ranging from the mid 15's to mid 20's. Test weights ranging from 57 to 61 pounds/bushel. Proteins ranging from 11 to 12.5% range. Moisture ranged from 11.5 to 14%. It is predicted these beginning fields are the poorer quality wheat and producers are hopeful yields might improve slightly as they get into better wheat.

Walters- Harvest started moving good in this region over the weekend. Yields being reported in the mid 20's, with some reports on some of the wheat with intensive management making 41 bushels per acre. Test weights ranged from 58 to 62 pounds/bushel. Proteins ranging 11 to 14%. One protein was reported at 18.36%

Frederick-Test weights ranging across the board from 58 to 61 pounds/bushel. Proteins ranging from 11 to 12% range. Yields being reported in the low to mid 20's. One field was reported to have a test weight of 53 pounds/bushel and had a lower yield in the mid teens.

Granite/Lone Wolf/Altus- Harvest just started in these regions over the weekend with a little of wheat being taken in these regions. Test weights ranging from 57 to 58 pounds/bushel on the four loads being reported. Proteins ranged from 11.2 to 13.1% Yields reported in mid teens, with one being reported in the low 20's, this is on early cutting, a more representative sample will come in the next report once harvest gets rolling more.

Below see predicted rainfall models for Monday into Tuesday along with the seven day forecast provided by the Oklahoma Mesonet. The next harvest report published by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission will be scheduled to be released on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 25, 2022.


   

Oklahoma Harvest Begins Extremely Early this 2022 Season with Below Average Yields and Decent Early Quality Reports
   

 

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