Archive Article: 2002/08/30

30 August 2002

In-trailer grain quality variability "appears to be something we can live with", says Robin Wilkin (right), one of three HGCA-commissioned scientists striving to develop a new sampling protocol to help growers market grain more effectively (Arable, Mar 29). About 200 samples have been taken from 10 farms from Kent to N Yorks in the validation exercise being overseen by Simon Hook (left). Further tests are being carried out to determine how post-tipping operations like drying need to be taken into account to arrive at a robust, practical and effective procedure of use to farmers, says Dr Hook.

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