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Oklahoma Harvest Continues in the Panhandle, Is Wrapped up in All Other Regions of the State for the Most Part

Report by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission

 

The Oklahoma wheat harvest is complete in most areas from the Oklahoma/Texas border to the Oklahoma/Kansas border. In the Panhandle region harvest is in full swing with producers working on the dryland wheat harvest and irrigated harvest. Yields have not been as positive in the Panhandle regions on both the dryland and irrigated wheat. A lot of dryland wheat yields have been reported in the mid 20’s with a lot of irrigated wheat yields reported in the mid 40’s to mid 50’s. Heavy rains with severe hail has also impacted areas between Boise City and Guymon. Elevators in the Panhandle region are planning on taking in approximately 50 to 55% of the crop they took in last year. Protein levels in the Panhandle region have been holding up even on the irrigated wheat for the most part. While a lot of the dryland wheat is above 12% protein even with the slightly lower percentages in the irrigated wheat, producers and elevator managers are hoping for an 11.8 to 11.9% average for the region. Test weights for the region are averaging 60 to 61 lbs./bu. Harvest around the Guymon and Hooker areas is 70 to 75% completed with harvest out by Boise City approximately 40% completed.

Oklahoma Wheat Harvest All But Complete Except the Panhandle Regions

Report by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission:

 

The Oklahoma wheat harvest is complete in most areas from the Oklahoma/Texas border to the Oklahoma/Kansas border. A few machines are still moving in Northern Oklahoma but harvest in all areas of this region should be completely finished by the end of the week. In the Panhandle region harvest is in full swing with producers working on the dryland harvest. We have had some reports that harvest on the irrigated wheat is starting to happen around the Hooker area, but no yields have been reported on the irrigated wheat. Dryland wheat in the Panhandle is averaging in the mid 20’s to low 30’s depending on location for the most part.

 

Test weights on the dryland wheat in the Panhandle is averaging about 60 lbs./bu. Proteins on the dryland wheat in this region has been surprising with many reports coming in at 12% or higher, but elevator managers are concerned those numbers will be lower once we get into the irrigated wheat. Proteins across Oklahoma are being reported in the 10.5 to 11.5% range. Harvest has moved faster than expected in a lot of locations since producers have opted to go with other crops or have grazed out in other areas. The decrease in planted wheat acres has caught the attention of many elevator managers in the state. In many places the yields were above average but with the lower planted acres, the amount of bushels taken in at all locations across Oklahoma have been way down from last year. Many elevator locations in Southwest Oklahoma took in 50 to 60% of the bushels they had last year. As harvest progressed further North many elevator locations in that region took in 60 to 70% of the bushels they received last year.

Oklahoma Wheat Harvest Continues while Moving North

Report by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission

Wheat harvest continues in Oklahoma moving full speed ahead in all regions. Along the Oklahoma Texas line many locations are reported to be 97 to 99% complete. Elevators in South Central Oklahoma are reporting harvest to be 75 to 90% complete depending on the location, while parts of Central Oklahoma are 95% harvested. As harvest has moved forward in Northern Oklahoma some locations have reported harvest to be 75% complete along the I-35 corridor. In Northwest Oklahoma reports of harvest completion are ranging from 35% to 50% depending on location.

In some locations producers were able to get back into the fields last Tuesday, but in all areas since Thursday because of the open weather, producers and custom harvesters have been able to take advantage of getting the crop out in record speed since they have started rolling. Test weights across the state have dropped in most locations, but as of today many locations are still reporting 60 lbs./bu. averages. Yields across the state have been ranging all over the board depending on the management, heavy rains and hail damage. Across Southwest Oklahoma, we have heard of yields ranging from the mid teens to the mid twenties, with also better yields in some areas of this region reported to be in the mid 30’s to mid 40’s. The same is holding true for Central and Northern Oklahoma. As we have moved into Northern Oklahoma, we have been hearing higher yields in the mid 40’s to 50’s with many reports of wheat in some locations to be making anywhere from the mid 60’s to mid 70’s.

Harvest has moved faster in Southern Oklahoma due to many of the wheat acres going into cotton. We are also hearing reports in Northern Oklahoma that even though the yields are high the number of bushels will not be taken in because of the other summer crops that producers are opting to go with right now. Proteins across Oklahoma are being reported in the 10.5 to 11.5% range. We have had some reports on some proteins as high as 13% in North Central Oklahoma.

 

Report by Locations:

Grandfield – Harvest reported to be 99% complete. A lot of the wheat in this region was heavily grazed. Due to the heavy rains and hail, they are seeing yield reports 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 99% complete. A lot of the wheat in this region was heavily grazed and due to the heavy rains and hail, they are seeing yield reports making in the mid 20’s to mid 30’s. Test weights reported from 59-61 lbs./bu.

Lone Wolf – Harvest in this region reported to be 90% complete. The test weights in this region have been averaging 59- 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.

Hobart – Harvest in this area is reported to be 85% complete. The test weights in this region have been averaging 58-60 lbs./bu. Yields in the region ranging from the mid 20’s to the mid 30’s with some wheat in the region reported to be making in the mid 40’s.

Granite – Harvest in this region reported to be 90% 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.

Hinton – Harvest in this area is reported to be 75% complete. Test weights in this region have been averaging 58 to 60 lbs./bu. Yields have been reported all over the board from as low as 10 to as high as 60. A lot of wheat in this region was reported to be making in the mid 30’s to mid 40’s.

Okarche – Harvest in this region is reported to be 95% complete. Test weights in this region were reported to be averaging 60lbs./bu. Yields in this area also have been reported all over the board from as low as 10 to as high as 50. A lot of reports of wheat in the region was stated to be making in the mid 30’s to mid 40’s as an average.

Hennessey – Harvest in this region is reported to be 75% complete. Test weights in this region have been lighter due to the heavier rains, this area for the most part is looking at 58 to 59lbs./bu. average. Yields in the region are reported all over the board depending on the weather and management practices. A lot of wheat was reported to be making in the mid 30’s to mid 40’s, while some yields were lower due to hail.

Perry – Harvest moved quickly over the weekend in this region and elevator managers are calling it 75% complete. Test weights have gotten lighter with the rains. Currently the average test weight for the region is 59lbs./bu. Yields have been reported all over the board, with reports as low as 10 on hail damaged wheat, and other reports with yields as high as 60. We have had a lot of reports of wheat making in the mid 40’s to mid 50’s in this region.

Braman – Harvest in this region is just getting started and would be considered 30% complete. Test weights in the region are averaging 59 lbs./bu. Yields in this region are reported from the mid 30’s to the mid 50’s.

Cherokee – Harvest in this region is approximately 50% complete. Test weights in this area have been reported all over the board and have been lowered due to the rains from last week. The area is still hoping for a 58 to 59lbs/bu. average on test weight, although lower weights have been reported. Yields in this region have been all over the board with reports on damaged wheat to be making in the mid 30’s, while higher yielding wheat has been reported to be making in the low to mid 70’s.

Alva – Harvest in this region is reported to be 35 to 40% complete. Test weights for the region are averaging 58 lbs./bu. Yields have been reported all over the board from the mid 20’s to as high as 60 bushels per acre.

Shattuck – This location just got started with harvest yesterday. They reported to take in 60,000 bushels at CGB at this location. Test weights were ranging from 62 to 63 lbs./bu. No yields have been reported from the region, but it is reported that yields will range from the mid 20’s to mid 40’s for the most part.

Hooker – No wheat has been taken in at this location in the Panhandle. It is predicted that harvest will begin towards the end of the week at this location.

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Oklahoma Wheat Harvest Progressing from South to North Amidst Rains

Report by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission

Wheat harvest continues to move from Southern Oklahoma with locations on the Oklahoma/Texas State Line reporting to be 95 to 97% complete, while harvest is just starting in locations on the Oklahoma/Kansas state line.  Rain has hindered harvest from progressing across the state this past weekend with rain showers also impacting producers last night in many locations across the Western half of Oklahoma.  The wet conditions with high humidity has made it difficult for producers to get early starts cutting even where the ground was dry enough to carry the combines yesterday afternoon.

Rain averages last night were reported by many locations to be anywhere from .1 inches to over 2 inches depending on the location with the Mesonet reporting only .04 inches in some parts of Oklahoma on the Oklahoma/Texas line.  Over the weekend some parts of Western Oklahoma had locations that received anywhere from 4 to 7 inches of moisture right before the wheat was ready to cut.  Test weights have dropped in many areas across Oklahoma, and some producers are concerned they will have lost another pound after the rains last night.  Fortunately, the test weights were starting out this harvest extremely high. Many elevator locations, as of today, are still hoping for a 60 lbs./bu. average, with some locations starting to report test weights ranging in the 58 to 59 lbs./bu. range. It has been stated that we have two crops in the field since many producers opted for later plantings in Central and Northern Oklahoma based on other crop rotations they have been using. This, and the cooler temperatures, have been helpful on test weight up to this point for the crop that is left in the field to be harvested.  Yields across the state have been ranging all over the board depending on management, heavy rains and hail damage.  Across Southwest Oklahoma, we have heard of yields ranging from the mid teens to the mid twenties, with also better yields in some areas of this region reported to be in the mid 30’s to mid 40’s. The same is holding true for Central and Northern Oklahoma.  As we have moved into Northern Oklahoma, we have been hearing higher yields in the mid 40’s, with some reports of wheat being in the mid 50’s. Many elevator managers are hopeful we will have later wheat coming in with yields higher if we can just get ahead of the rains.  One thing impacting the amount of bushels being taken in at all locations is the amount of wheat acres that have gone into other crops; whether it be cotton, canola, sesame, soybeans or hay.  We have also seen acreage decline for larger amounts of the crop being grazed out early this spring.  In parts of Southwest Oklahoma, elevators plan on taking in 50 to 60 percent of the bushels they would normally take in based on the acres that are being planted to cotton.  Elevators in North Central Oklahoma have been making the same comments based on producers opting for other options with canola and soybeans.

 

Report by Locations:

Grandfield-Harvest reported to be 95 to 97% complete  A lot of the wheat in this region was heavily grazed.  Due to the heavy rains and hail they are seeing yield reports  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 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 yield reports making in the mid 20’s to mid 30’s. Test weights reported from 59-61 lbs./bu.

Lone Wolf- Harvest in this region reported to be 85% 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.

Hobart- Harvest in this area is reported to be 85% 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 some wheat in the region reported to be making in the mid 40’s

Granite- Harvest in this region reported to be 85% 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

Rocky- Harvest in this region is reported to be 50% complete. The rains over the weekend and last night have producers in this region at a standstill, with hopes they will be able to get back into the fields hopefully on Friday.  Test weights in this region are ranging from 58 to 60 lbs./bu. Prior to the rains, a lot of wheat was taken in at this location with test weights ranging from 62 to 64 lbs./bu. Yields in this region are reported to be making in the mid 30’s for the most part.

Sentinel- Harvest was progressing yesterday with combines planning to continue today since the rains were missed last night. Test weights in this region reported from 59 to 60 lbs./bu.   Yields have not been reported since harvest in the area is just beginning.

Greenfield- Before Friday, test weights in the region were coming in extremely high with most weights ranging from 63 to 64 lbs./bu.  It is estimated 1/3 of the crop is harvested in this area. The rains over the weekend and last night have placed harvest at a standstill with the hopes producers will be able to get back into the fields by Friday at the earliest.  Some wheat was harvested in the region late yesterday afternoon with test weights ranging from 59 to 60 lbs./bu. Yields in the region reported to be making anywhere from the mid 20’ to the mid 50’s.

Kingfisher- After the weekend rains, producers started harvesting again in parts of this region yesterday afternoon.  In many parts of this area the rains went West so producers will be harvesting in the area this afternoon as well.  Test weights, as of yesterday, were ranging for the most part, from 59.5 to 60 lbs./bu. Yields are reported all over the range from the mid 20’s to the mid 40’s, depending on the rains and hail damage.  Some reports indicate a few producers had some yields in the mid 50’s before the rains this past weekend.

Helena–  Harvest in this region has started with a couple of producers cutting. Test weights on the 3,000 bushels that has been taken in is reported in the range of 60 to 61 lbs./bu. No yields from the area have been reported.

Pond Creek- Harvest has just begun in this region.  Test weights are ranging from 58 to 61 lbs./bu. Producers in this area are hoping to get moving at full speed this afternoon.  No yields have been reported on early cuttings, but some of the wheat in this area still looks very favorable.

Tonkawa- Harvest in this region is just getting started. Test weights in the region are averaging so far 60 to 61 lbs./bu.  One producer figured he was making in the mid 50’s.  Indications are a lot of the wheat looks favorable in this region, although many acres within the area also had significant hail damage, depending on where the storms hit.

Burlington- Harvest just started in this region yesterday. Some producers will most likely cut this afternoon, while others will be out of the field for the next couple of days, due to the rains last night.  30,000 bushels have been hauled into Burlington so far.  Test weights are decent with a 60lbs./bu. average reported. No yields have been reported, but producers are hopeful the yields  will be decent if they can get into the fields without more rain.

Shattuck- No wheat has been taken in at this location, but producers are hopeful harvest will get started in this region by the weekend.

Hooker-  No wheat has been taken in at this location in the Panhandle. The cooler temperatures in the region have slowed the ripening.  Many producers think harvest in the area is at least 6 to 10 days away.