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Visual Reference Library - Soybean
 SB-8.1 Mold Damage (PINK)

Portion for Analysis: Approximately 125 grams


Soybeans and pieces of soybeans that exhibit a pink discoloration (caused by fungal activity) on the seed coat with an area of coverage and intensity equal to or greater than shown. 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 pink discoloration may appear on one or both sides of the soybean. DO NOT confuse the pink fungus with pokeberry juice stains, treated, or purple mottled soybeans.

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Last updated November 2002