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Visual Reference Library - Corn
 (C) O.F.-7.92 Stress Cracks

Portion for Analysis: For percent total analysis 50 kernels taken from approximately 25 grams. For percent single, double, and multiple analysis 100 kernels taken from approximately 50 grams.


Illustration shows from left to right.

Kernel 1: No stress crack

Kernel 2: Single stress crack

Kernel 3: Double stress crack

Kernel 4 Multiple stress cracks


NOTE:Do not include kernels that are broken, chipped, or cracked (i.e., a ruptured seed coat), or which otherwise limit the ability to identify stress cracks, e.g., waxy or discolored kernels.

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Last updated May 2002