A B C
Portion for Analysis: Approximately 250 grams
Peas, split peas, and pieces of peas with a spot (singularly or in combination) that meets the minimum coverage shown on cotyledon A. are considered damage.
Illustrations show suspect and confirmed kernels:
A. Chalky Spot (Lygus) - bright white colored, grainy texture and penetrates into the coyledon.
B. Chalky Spot (Hail) - light beige colored, mealy texture and penetrates deep into the coyledon.
C. Bruised (Not damaged) - cloudy off-white color, smooth texture and is only on the surface of the cotyledon.
NOTE: To check the size and color of the chalky spot, remove the seed coat carefully so as not to chip, scrape, or otherwise disrupt the surface of the coyledon.