Oklahoma wheat harvest made great strides this past week until late Friday evening/early Saturday morning (June 25-26) when rains occurred statewide, halting producers in Northern Oklahoma from finishing.
Harvest is complete in most regions of the state with the majority of wheat left around Enid, North of the HWY 412 corridor and East around the Garber, Tonkawa, Blackwell region along the I-35 corridor.
Producers are also finishing up in far Northwest regions of the state around Shattuck and Fort Supply and in the Panhandle regions.
Statewide test weight averages are extremely favorable with most locations reporting 60 lbs./bu. and above.
A few lighter test weights were reported earlier in the season around the Blackwell/Braman region, ranging from 58 lbs./bu. to 60 lbs./bu.
In the Panhandle, some of the dryland wheat also had lower test weights due to drought stress on the crop, with some lower test weights being noted on irrigated fields where wheat streak mosaic virus was an issue.
Test weights on these problem fields reported at 52 lbs./bu. to 56 lbs./bu., but these instances were very limited.
Yields in most regions have been favorable, ranging from the mid 30’s to the mid 60’s depending on variety, location, and management plans.
Some producers with intensive management plans are reporting yields in the mid 70’s to mid 80’s in parts of Northern Oklahoma.
Protein reports are varying across the state, with higher protein averages noted overall in Southwest Oklahoma, ranging from 11.0% to 11.4%.
In Central Oklahoma, protein averages are ranging from 10.5% to 11.1%.
Protein reports across Northern Oklahoma are ranging across the board from 10.1% to 11.9%.
In the Panhandle region, proteins are being reported higher, including the irrigated wheat with a 12.5% average.
Currently we are calling the statewide average in Oklahoma for protein at 11.1%.
Harvest is estimated at 85% complete.
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NOTE: Due to heavy rain across the state, the next Oklahoma harvest report will not be published again until July 7.