Grading the Quality of this Year’s Crop
December 23, 2016
The wet weather during the 2016 growing season and harvest took a toll on lentil crop quality in Western Canada, but more than half the crop samples submitted to the Canadian Grain Commission’s harvest survey still fell in the top two grades.
Poor colour and damage are the most common downgrading factors for greens this year. (“Damage” is defined as “peeled, split, broken, sprouted, distinctly green, frost damaged, distinctly deteriorated or discoloured by weather or disease, insect damaged, heat damaged or otherwise damaged in a way which materially affects quality.”)
In this Pulse School episode Daryl Beswitherick, Program Manager for Quality Assurance at the Canadian Grain Commission explains lentil grades for the 2016 harvest.