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Visual Reference Library - Wheat
 W-4.0 Germ Damage (Scraped)

Portion for Analysis: Approximately 15 grams


Kernels and pieces of wheat which have discolored germs that are as dark or darker than shown shall be damage. Scrape the germ carefully to avoid scraping too deeply and destroying the evidence of damage.


Discolored germs that do 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, only half of the germ area needs to be discolored.

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Last updated January 2003