Thursday, October 14, 2010
Idaho’s All Wheat Production Up from 2009
All wheat production in Idaho is up 9 percent from 2009 to 108 million bushels. The winter wheat yield, at 82.0 bushels per acre, is up 1.0 bushel from last year. Winter wheat production totals 58.2 million bushels from 710,000 harvested acres, up 3 percent from last year’s 56.7 million bushels.
The 2010 winter wheat production is estimated to be 76 percent white and 24 percent hard red. Spring wheat yield, at 79.0 bushels per acre, is up 2.0 bushels from a year ago. Idaho’s spring wheat production totals 48.6 million bushels from 615,000 harvested acres, up 19 percent from 2009’s 40.8 million bushels.
The spring wheat crop is estimated to be 50 percent white and 50 percent hard red. Yield for durum wheat is estimated to be 65.0 bushels per acre, down 16.0 bushels from last year. Durum wheat production in Idaho totals 1.30 million bushels from 20,000 harvested acres, down 320 thousand bushels from last year.