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Visual Reference Library - Barley
B-4.0 GERM DAMAGE

A        B

 

Portion for Analysis: Approximately 25 grams

 

Kernels that have discolored or moldy germs as a result of respiration. Scrape the germs carefully to avoid scraping too deeply and destroying the evidence of damage.

 

Illustration shows from left to right:

Kernel A: Kernels and pieces of barley that have discolored germs as dark or darker than shown shall be damaged.

NOTE: Discolored germs that do not meet the minimum coverage requirement may be considered damage provided the degree of discoloration is greater than shown and the overall "prorated" appearance meets the minimum coverage and intensity level depicted.

 

Kernel B: Kernels containing any amount of mold shall be damage.

NOTE: Mold occurs in many colors other than shown.

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Last updated October 2011