2019 Colorado Wheat Harvest Update – July 9, 2019


Harvest in Colorado saw some progress over the July 4th holiday and into the weekend. According to the July 7th USDA-NASS Colorado Crop Progress Report, Colorado is 10% harvested. The overall crop condition is 84% good to excellent, 15% fair, and 4% poor to very poor. 

Harvest is still in full force in southeastern part of the state. Farmers and elevators in Baca County believe to be about halfway done with harvest. They reported yields between 40-60 bushels/acre, with test weights ranging 58.5-60.3 pounds and protein ranging 10.5-12.5%. 

Harvest is progressing slowly in Prowers County due to high humidity in the area. So far the average test weight has been around 61 pounds, with average protein around 11%. 

Harvest in Kiowa and Cheyenne Counties started to pick up on July 5th. Elevators reported yields ranging 50-60 bushels/acre, with test weights ranging 58-60 pounds and protein ranging 9-11%. Elevators noted that most of this wheat came from south of Cheyenne Wells. They expect northern Cheyenne County and southern Kit Carson County to start cutting mid-week. 

There are reports that harvest has started in the southern part of Lincoln County. Preliminary numbers show yields between 30-50 bushels/acre, with test weights ranging 58-60 pounds and protein ranging 11-12.5%. 

Northeastern Colorado anticipates harvest will start around July 15th at the earliest. 

Posted on July 9 2019 by Colorado Wheat


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