Harvested acres remain behind the five-year average of 40% by this date with progress moving very slowly as rain, heavy overcast skies, below normal temperatures, and high humidity are providing a
The 2021 HRW wheat harvest is now picking up speed as hot temperatures, wind and lower humidity prevail across most of the southern and central Great Plains, according to the June 18 Plains Grains, Inc. HRW Harvest Report.
Very good yields (generally 40 bu/ac (2.69 tons/ha) to 60 bu/ac (4.0 tons/ha) and test weights (most areas above 60 lbs./bu (78.9 kg/hl) to as high as 65 lbs./bu (85.4 kg/hl) continue to be reported across much of the region.
Exceptions have been those areas in central Texas that received 6” to 8” (15 to 20 cm) after the crop matured affecting test weight and final yield.
The Texas HRW wheat crop is now 38% harvested, those acres are predominately in southern and central part of the state.
Oklahoma, (now 19% complete with harvest) is also still significantly behind the 5-year average of 41% harvested by this date and continues across from the Oklahoma/Texas border to the Oklahoma/Kansas border.
Kansas, (now 7% complete with harvest) and while behind the 5-year average of 7% by this date is closer to normal than Oklahoma and Texas.
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