Border to Border Wheat Harvest Underway in Oklahoma06/02/2017
Oklahoma Wheat Commission Executive Director Mike Schulte, today, released the latest report on the progress of this year’s wheat harvest in the state.
Wheat harvest continues to move across the state with producers on the Oklahoma Texas line wrapping up. The Oklahoma Wheat Commission has also had a couple reports of harvest taking place in a few select places on the Oklahoma Kansas line. Most elevator locations in North central and Northern Oklahoma think the majority of the wheat will be ready to harvest in the next 7 to 10 days. Some of the early reports of harvest in this region are from early plantings and early maturing varieties. Since more producers have crop rotations taking place in the North much of the wheat was planted later making for a later harvest. Test weights across the state for the most part are still considered to be extremely favorable. Producers in Southwest and Central Oklahoma regions are moving full speed ahead trying to get as much harvested before the predicted rains this coming weekend. While many producers are wrapping up in Southwest Oklahoma, most are concerned about the new 7 day forecast.
Test weights across the state are averaging 60 to 62 lbs./bu. Yields on the wheat that has been harvested are reported all across the board, depending on variety, management practices and the weather. Proteins across Texas on up into central Oklahoma are being reported in the 10.5 to 11% range.
Grandfield– Harvest reported to be 95 to 97% complete. A lot of the wheat in this region was heavily grazed and due to the heavy rains and hail they are seeing a lot of yield reports to be making in the mid 20’s to mid 30’s with the occasional 40+ yield. Test Weights reported from 59 to 61 lbs./bu.
Chattanooga– Harvest reported to be 75% complete. A lot of the wheat in this region was heavily grazed and due to the heavy rains and hail they are seeing a lot of yield reports to be making in the mid 20’s to mid 30’s. Test weights reported from 59-61 lbs./bu.
Altus– Harvest in this region reported to be 80% complete. The test weights in this region have been averaging 60 to 63 lbs./bu. Yields in the region reported from the mid 20’s to the mid 40’s. Overall the visual quality is reported to be very favorable from this region.
Lone Wolf– Harvest in this region reported to be 65% complete. The test weights in this region have been averaging 60 lbs./bu. Yields in the region ranging from the mid 20’s to the mid 30’s with reports of some wheat making better than 40 bushels per acre.
Granite– Harvest in this region reported to be 65% complete. Test weights in this area have been doing remarkably well ranging from 60 to 64 lbs./bu. Yields in this region also reported to be higher with reports of a lot of wheat making in the mid 40’s to mid 50’s
Clinton– This region is moving ahead. Yields in this region have not been as favorable. A lot of wheat in this area is reported to be making in the mid 20’s to mid 30’s. Test weights are averaging 59 to 60 lbs./bu.
Greenfield– Harvest in this region has greatly picked up in the last few days. Yesterday was considered to be a decent day for the area with more wheat reported to be coming in. Test weights reported at 63to 64 lbs./bu. Early yields reported to be making in the mid 40’s.
Okarche/Omega– Harvest in this regions is predicted to be about 25% complete. Test weights in the region being reported in the 59lb./bu. to 61 range. Yields have been ranging all over the board in this region with reports of wheat making anywhere in the mid 20’s to mid 40’s for the most part. A few reports that some producers in the region have been making in the mid to high 50’s.
Helena– Nothing was reported as taken in at this time.
Goltry– Nothing was reported as taken in at this time.
Lamont– 7,000 bushels was hauled into this region as of today. No yields were reported but test weights are reported as favorable at 61 to 61.5 lbs./bu.
Source: Oklahoma Farm Report