Canada Western Amber Durum wheat 2012 quality data by crop region

Alberta and Saskatchewan crop regions 12 to 15. Details of regions follow.

Four crop regions in Western Canada were designated for Canada Western Amber Durum based on similarity of environmental characteristics within each region. Consideration was given to directional movement, political boundaries and production (seeded area) in choosing these regions. In addition, areas with a low level of production were grouped with larger production areas to ensure sufficient sample volume for analysis.

Data released in phases

Data fields will remain empty until a representative number of samples have been collected to validate the information.

Data will be released in 3 phases:

  • Protein content only by crop region and grade, based on individual samples received. Data will be updated weekly.
  • Key quality parameters by crop region and grade, based on regional composites, when sufficient representative samples from each crop region have been received and composites have been made for analysis.
  • Comprehensive quality analysis by grade based on final composites of all regions, as provided in previous years. A comparison to 2011 data will be available.

Protein content

Note: Protein content is determined by near infrared measurements calibrated against the Combustion Nitrogen Analysis reference method and is expressed on an N x 5.7, 13.5% moisture basis.

Results are unlikely to represent samples harvested within the past two weeks.

NS indicates insufficient number of samples to generate a representative value.

Wheat, No. 1 Canada Western Amber Durum - Protein content of harvest samples by crop region as of October 22, 2012
Crop regionsFootnote 1 Samples Mean Standard deviation
12 88 13.3 1.19
13 233 12.6 1.10
14 16 12.4 1.07
15 59 12.3 1.39
Wheat, No. 2 Canada Western Amber Durum - Protein content of harvest samples by crop region as of October 22, 2012
Crop regionsFootnote 1 Samples Mean Standard deviation
12 60 13.4 1.54
13 145 12.7 1.35
14 7 12.6 1.19
15 53 12.4 1.89

Quality parameters

Wheat, No. 1 Canada Western Amber Durum - Quality data of harvest sample composites by crop region as of October 22, 2012
Quality parameterFootnote 2 Crop regionsFootnote 1
12 13 14 15
Test weight, kg/hL 82.4 82.8   82.7
Weight per 1000 kernels, g 38.4 40.0   40.6
Vitreous kernels, % 95 94   95
Protein content, % 13.6 12.8   12.6
Ash content, % 1.54 1.51   1.51
Falling number, s 450 415   455
Wheat pigment content, ppm 10.1 10.8   10.5
Wheat, No. 2 Canada Western Amber Durum - Quality data of harvest sample composites by crop region as of October 22, 2012
Quality parameterFootnote 2 Crop regionsFootnote 1
12 13 14 15
Test weight, kg/hL 81.6 82.8   82.1
Weight per 1000 kernels, g 38.0 39.3   39.2
Vitreous kernels, % 91 89   84
Protein content, % 13.7 12.8   12.4
Ash content, % 1.64 1.6   1.59
Falling number, s 445 410   475
Wheat pigment content, ppm 10.5 10.4   10.4
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