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AACC Approved Methods of Analysis, 11th Edition -AACC Method 55-20.01. Corn Breakage Susceptibility

AACC Approved Methods of Analysis, 11th Edition

Physical Tests

AACC Method 55-20.01
Corn Breakage Susceptibility

VIEW METHOD

Objective
The breakage susceptibility test determines the potential for kernel fragmentation or breakage of a load or batch of corn subjected to impact forces when transported mechanically. Breakage susceptibility is closely correlated with the degree of stress cracks in the endosperm. The method is applicable to shelled corn containing less than 18% moisture but more especially to corn having moisture content at normal commercial average of 15.5% (wet basis).