2008 Hannover Spring Wheat          Dickinson, ND
  Seeds     --------- Grain Yield---------   Average Yield2
  per Test 2 3
Variety Pound Weight Protein 2005 2007 2008 Returns1 Year Year
    lbs/bu % ----------bu/ac---------- $/ac ----bu/ac----
   
Choteau 15,198 60.0 15.9 31.1 32.5 33.7 119.11 33.1 32.4
Faller 15,183 58.8 16.2 -- 30.8 30.9 98.50 30.9 --
Glenn 15,475 62.4 16.2 36.4 30.6 29.2 85.43 29.9 32.1
Howard 15,275 59.8 15.7 35.6 30.4 30.3 91.39 30.4 32.1
Kelby 17,016 60.6 16.2 -- 28.6 31.9 106.15 30.2 --
Kuntz 17,824 59.8 15.1 -- -- 28.9 77.17 -- --
ND901CL 16,554 60.5 16.4 -- -- 30.4 94.80 -- --
Steele-ND 15,687 60.3 16.2 32.3 29.8 29.4 87.03 29.6 30.5
Traverse 15,336 57.9 15.3 -- 30.9 32.9 109.35 31.9 --
                   
   
Trial Mean 15,918 60.0 16.0 35.7 29.6 31.7 103.42 -- --
CV % 3.1 0.9 1.4 11.9 8.6 9.9 -- -- --
LSD 0.05 706 0.8 0.5 6.1 3.7 NS -- -- --
Planting Date: April 22, 2008
Harvest Date: August 18, 2008
Previous Crop:  Field Pea
Seeding Rate:  1.2 million live seeds/ac
1Returns were calculated by multiplying the 2008 yield by protein premium or discount paid at the Southwest Grain Terminal located at Gladstone on September 9.  The price paid on this date was $7.18/bu, for a  grain protein concentration of 14%.  An additional $.07/bu was paid for each additional 0.2% increase in grain protein up to 15%, 15% protein received an additional $.20/bu. An additional $.04/bu was paid for each additional 0.2% increase in grain protein up to 17% above which an additional premium was not paid.  Grain was discounted $0.08/bu for each 0.2% reduction in grain protein from 14% to 11%,below which no additional discount was not assigned.  Returns factored in discounts for grain with a test weight <58 lb/bu [-$0.02/bu for 0.5 lb/bu between 58 and 57 lb/bu; -$0.03/bu for 0.5 lb/bu between 57 and 55 lb/bu; -$0.04/bu for 0.5 lb/bu between 55 and 52 lb/bu; and -$0.05/bu for 0.5 lb/bu between 52 and 51 lb/bu].  Returns also deduct $146.49, the sum of all listed costs from  the December 2007 Farm Management Planning Guide Projected 2008 Crop Budgets South West North Dakota for spring wheat.
2Average yields are from 2005, 2007, and 2008 since wheat was not grown in 2006.