2016-2017 Small Grains Variety Performance Tests (pdf only)

September 2017

At the time of writing this report, 2017 Oklahoma wheat production is estimated to be approximately 89.1 million bushels, which is about 35% less than 2016 production (Table 1) and 9% less than 2015 production. The lower total grain production is the result of fewer wheat acres planted in the state this year. The 4.5 million planted acres were down 10% compared to the previous year, and with low wheat prices during the season, harvested acres were down as well. The number of harvested acres is estimated at 2.7 million, which is 23% less than in 2016 (Table 1). Despite the lower harvested acres, the statewide average yield is projected at 33 bu/ac. This is 6 bu/ac (18%) less than the record-tying 2016 state average but 4 bu/ac (12%) greater than the previous ten-year average.

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