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.
Last updated May 2002