Technical Board Members
Advisory Committee Members Present:
Chairman Greg Fox called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Chairman Fox read the minutes from April 6, 2009 Spring Wheat Technical Board Meeting to the group.
Motion made by Jim Peterson to approve the minutes. Seconded by Senay Simsek. Motion passed.
Financial Reports were discussed. Ben Handcock reported as of 12/31/09 the HSWQC CD is valued at $22,491.67. The checking account balance is $4,499.46. These funds are expended at the discretion of the HSWQC.
The HSWQC 2010 budget was discussed. The WQC budgeted funds for the HSWQC are $12,000. The growout expenditures are estimated at $6,000.00. The milling charge estimate is $4,800.00. Sample shipping is $1,200.00.
David Boehm moved to approve the budget. Seconded by Brian Sorenson. Motion passed
Nominations for the Hard Red Spring Wheat Technical Board
Nominations were discussed for Brian Sorenson’s term on the Spring Wheat Technical Board.
Jim Peterson nominated Senay Simsek, seconded by Bert D’Appolonia.
Ben Handcock moved to cast a unanimous ballot to accept Senay Simsek to the Spring Wheat Technical Board. Dave Katzke seconded. Motion passed.
Brian Sorenson moved to appoint Mehmet Tulbek to the Advisory Committee. Jim Peterson seconded. Motion passed.
2009 Hard Spring Wheat Crop Quality
The 2009 spring wheat crop conditions and quality was discussed by Jim Peterson, followed by group general discussion. Crop conditions lead to better than average yields, but lower overall protein. ND had little disease pressure, however SD did experience some scab and other disease problems. Gluten strength was sound in the majority of the crop and good absorption.
David Boehm, AgriPro indicated there will be a variety shift in spring wheat plantings as growers look for higher protein varieties. There may be limited distribution of these varieties. Bacterial blight is becoming a new problem with much of this a result of late planting.
Brian Walker reported that the protein was low overall, but large carry out as a result of yields. Protein is low but functional, 13% to 13.5% protein is consistently available, but range is getting wider. 15% demand is out of the market because of price. The is an increase use of enzyme technology.
Anjna Devi, representing Pepperridge Farm inquired about whole wheat flour testing. She reported on what they have found this year in terms of the ‘09 spring wheat quality in their whole wheat products.
2009 SWQC Grow-outs
Jim Peterson and Dale Williams reviewed the 2009 WQC grow-outs. There were 5 locations: Casselton, Minot and Williston, ND; Crookston, MN; the SD location has been moved from Brooking to Watertown. The check sample Glen was grown in 5 locations. Plots are about a ¼ acre. Ample processing was the same as in the past.
The committee had discussed and indicated samples should be graded by FGIS standards. This will be discussed further during the spring meeting. Two other items to be discussed are cut off dates on planting and use of the American Association Cereal Chemist (AACC) method of mill settings.
US Wheat and Durum OVA Project
Jim Peterson presented an update and summary on the US Wheat Associates Overseas Variety Analysis (OVA) project for hard red spring wheat and durum.
The spring wheat locations are the same as the WQC. The HRS wheat OVA varieties included Glenn check, Mott and Barlow, Brick, Brennan, Breaker, Sabin, ND808, Vida, and Choteau.
The USW Durum OVA utilized 2 locations, Minot and Williston and have included Divide, Alzada, Stronfield, Alkabo, Wales, Pierce, Volante, Fortissimo, Desert King and D8270
Payments for the OVA grow-outs are paid by MN, ND, SD, and MT state wheat commissions.
Brian Walker moved to adjourn. Brian Sorenson seconded. Motion passed.
Meeting adjourned at 9:55 a.m.