A hands-on grain grading day for farmers
This one day course will provide you with a better understanding of how your canola, wheat, barley and pulse crops are graded and what you need to know to get the best grade.
Making the Grade Participants will be divided into small groups and will rotate through these four sessions:
Canola Grading – Judy Elias from Canadian Grain Commission will take you through the canola grading process including correct screening for dockage and assessing green seed. Angela Brackenreed from the Canola Council of Canada will discuss the harvest and storage management techniques that farmers can use to help them getting the best grade for their canola.
Wheat Grading – Scott Kippen from the Canadian Grain Commission will provide an overview of how the latest in wheat grading techniques such as falling number and mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON). Kippen will also provide producers insight into how they can increase their profitability and a possible higher grade by using proper grain storage.
Barley Grading – Kevin Sich from Rahr Malting will highlight grading issues such as chitting and kernel plumpness to hit malt barley quality.
Pulse Grading – Join APG’s Nevin Rosaasen and Larry Michta from SGS Labs to take you through the grading of field peas, faba beans and lentils. The duo will share techniques and best management practices to minimize splits, cracks, staining and other quality parameters to maximize value for your pulse crops and ensure you make the grade!