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Visual Reference Library - Soybean
SB-8.0 MOLD DAMAGE
 SB-8.0 Mold Damage

A            B

Portion for Analysis: Approximately 125 grams

 

Soybean A: INVADED BY MOLD

Soybeans that are discolored, elongated, or misshapen, and contain white or gray mold on the seed coat equal to or greater than combined amounts shown. Seed coats may be split or cracked.

 

Soybean B: SURFACE MOLD GROWTH

Soybeans with little or no apparent deterioration having a milky white or grayish crusty growth caused by downy mildew. Seed coat is not discolored and contains no splits, cracks, or fissures. Soybeans that contain mildew on 50 percent or more of the seed coat in sufficient concentration to meet or exceed the minimum shown shall be considered damage.

 

NOTE: Soybeans and pieces of soybeans containing mold which penetrates the seed coat, regardless of amount, are damaged.

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Last updated November 2002