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Wheat and Small Grains

Grain Quality

Because of the niche character of organic production, grain quality plays a very important role in price determination. The price premium attached to a certified organic crop is often linked with a demand for a high-quality end product. But organic production is our region faces many challenges: low moisture, limited sources of fertility that can all dramatically impact grain quality.

Grain Quality Research

2016 Seed-Buying Resources Available

Does organic production result in lower protein content?

Environmental conditions impact grain quality parameters. For example, soil available nitrogen can affect protein content. Do organic management practices result in lower protein content? If that’s the case, is the end product quality at risk? Researchers from Washington State University and Montana State University compared quality of organic versus conventional wheat. Their findings on protein content are presented in this post.


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