Soybeans and pieces of soybeans which have been damaged by heat and the area of coverage and intensity is equal to or greater than shown. Cross-sectioned or pieces of soybeans that have a discolored area(s) which does 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. For example, when the degree of discoloration is twice that shown, the required area of coverage can be reduced by one half.
NOTE: The discoloration may appear on one or both sides of the soybean. Affected soybeans may also be elongated and/or misshapen.
A. CROSS-SECTIONED WHOLE SOYBEAN
A. 1. Only half cross-sectioned soybean must meet the VRI.
B. SPLIT SOYBEAN
B. 1. Examine the flat side of the split.
B. 2. Do not cross-section splits and pieces of soybeans.