Grain grading changes for Western Canada

The Canadian Grain Commission has announced several grain grading changes for the 2017 to 2018 crop year in Western Canada that will take effect August 1, 2017:

  • It has added an ergot tolerance of 0.05 per cent in all grades of fababeans and chickpeas;
  • Changed the tolerance for grasshopper and army worm damage from eight per cent to six per cent in No. 3 Canada Western Red Spring, No. 3 Canada Western Hard White Spring and No. 3 Canada Northern Hard Red wheat.

The tolerance for grasshopper and army worm damage was tightened after research showed that eight per cent grasshopper and army worm damage can impact end-use functionality.

The commission is posting an up-to-date Official Grain Grading Guide on its website July 28, 2017. The updated guide comes into effect August 1, 2017.

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