yield estimate formula developed by Kansas State University. Our projected yield for Wheat Harvest 2014 is 27 bushels per acre.
wrapped up yesterday. Crop scouts estimated production for the Kansas crop at 260.6 million bushels, the lowest tour estimate since 1996. The average yield, calculated from 587 stops, was 33.2 bushels per acre. Last year, we had our best wheat crop ever. It averaged 52.7 bushels per acre, despite planting into dust and then having two late April mornings when it appeared a slushy machine had exploded onto our wheat fields.
Last year, the tour estimated Kansas wheat production would average 41.1 bushels per acre, close to the final USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service's final yield for Kansas of 38 bushels per acre. All the yield estimates from the tour assume decent moisture and average temperature prospects from now until harvest.
In its weekly report, Kansas Agricultural Statistics has winter wheat rated 13 percent very poor, 24 poor, 42 fair, 20 good, and 1 percent excellent.
***Thanks to Kansas Wheat for information from the Wheat Quality Tour.