Visual Reference Library - Wheat

Image of WHEAT DHV
Use the following guidelines when determining dark, hard, and vitreous kernels (DHV) in Hard Red Spring Wheat:
Hard red spring kernels which are bleached but are hard, or hard and vitreous are DHV.
Hard red spring kernels which have cracks or checks that cause a cloudy or shadowy spot on the kernel but are otherwise dark, hard, and vitreous are DHV.
Kernels of Soft Red Winter wheat and Hard Red Winter wheat are DHV if they are dark, hard, and vitreous in texture.
Kernels which are yellow or contain a mottled spot (regardless of size), distinctly green immature kernels, severely affected by scab, sprouted, foreign material, and kernels of Hard White wheat, Unclassed wheat, Soft White wheat, and Durum wheat are not DHV.

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Last updated December 2016