Visual Reference Library - Oats

Image of OATS GERM DAMAGE (SICK AND/OR MOLD)
Kernels in which the germ is discolored or moldy.
A. Kernels and pieces of oats that have discolored germs as dark or darker than shown shall be damaged.
The discoloration may be prorated. For example, to be considered damage, when the degree of discoloration is twice that shown, only half of the germ area needs to be discolored.
B. Kernels containing any amount of mold shall be damage. 
NOTE: Hull must be removed to determine extent of damage to germ. Such damaged kernels are not “sound cultivated oats”.

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Last updated December 2016