Visual Reference Library - Barley

Kernels that have discolored or moldy germs (embryo) are damaged. Scrape the germs carefully to avoid scraping too deeply and destroying the evidence of damage. Kernel A: Kernels and pieces of barley that have _discolored germs as dark or darker than shown shall be damaged. 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.
Kernel B: Kernels containing any amount of mold shall be damage. Mold occurs in many colors other than shown.

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Last updated December 2016