In this five-part series, we break down and examine each of the factors that play a role in the price you receive for your wheat crop.
Elevators and millers view grain damage as any irregular change – esthetically, biologically or physically – to the wheat kernels. More specifically, discoloration of kernels or a change in size, shape or test weight are solid indicators that grain damage has occurred.
If you grow wheat, you know grain quality is a focus and is critical to producing a healthy bottom line. But key contributors like grain damage, foreign materials, vomitoxin, test weight and moisture all play important parts in determining year-end profits.
In part three of our five-part “Grain Quality” series, we discuss how Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) and its byproduct deoxynivalenol (DON), or vomitoxin, can impact profits and what you can do to lower risk from the disease.