Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Preliminary Wheat Yields

Spotty rains and high humidity have somewhat slowed wheat harvest, however progress is being made across Southern WI. We harvested our Janesville winter wheat variety trial yesterday (7/19/11) and will move on to Lancaster today. Grain moisture was relatively high (19%) as we started cutting borders and fill at 12:30 pm. Once we entered the plots grain moisture was <17% and dropped to 13% by the end of the day. Preliminary data (not adjusted for moisture) showed yields varied from 70 bu per acre to the mid-90's, variety dependent. Test weights were also very good and roughly averaged 59.5 lb per bu.