Moisture meter conversion tables for Canadian grains

Moisture meter conversion tables let you convert the temperature and the reading on the meter to percentage moisture content. These tables are updated periodically.

What we provide

The Canadian Grain Commission provides conversion tables for theses models of moisture meters:

  • Model 919/3/5"
  • Model 393/3.5"

We provide regressions (also called calibrations) for these models of moisture meters to dealers:

  • Model 1200D

To obtain regressions for your moisture meter, contact your dealer.

Calibration updates for the Unified Grain Moisture Algorithm (UGMA) technology moisture meters, are available from the following company websites:

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide conversion tables for all models of moisture meters. Contact the manufacturer of your moisture meter if you need conversion tables or calibrations for models other than those listed here.

Conversion tables for use with Model 919/3.5 and 393/3.5 moisture meters

Moisture calculators

Moisture content calculator for grains. Use the Moisture content calculator for moisture conversion (calculator was created by using information directly from the moisture conversion tables for grains).

Moisture content calculator for high moisture grain. Use when the moisture content of the grain is higher than those listed on our moisture conversion tables.

Conversion tables by class of grain, includes weight, date and table number
Class of Grain Weight, grams Date and table number
Barley, 52 kg/hL and over (PDF, 20 kb) 225 2000-07, 13
Barley, Hulless (PDF, 24 kb) 225 1994-08, 1
Barley, Light Weight, less than 52 kg/hL (PDF, 22 kb) 200 1979-rev., 10
Beans, Azuki (PDF, 20 kb) 250 2010-07, 1
Beans, Black (PDF, 28 kb) 250 2007-07, 2
Beans, Cranberry (PDF, 128 kb) 225 2006-07, 2
Beans, Dark Red Kidney (PDF, 282 kb) 250 2006-07, 2
Beans, Eastern White Kidney (PDF, 28 kb) 250 2011-07, 1
Beans, Great Northern White (PDF, 309 kb) 250 2016-07, 1
Beans, Light Red Kidney (PDF, 24 kb) 250 2011-07, 1
Beans, Otebo (PDF, 314 kb) 250 2014-07, 1
Beans, Pinto (PDF, 28 kb) 250 2007-07, 2
Beans, Small Red (PDF, 314 kb) 250 2014-07, 1
Buckwheat (PDF, 23 kb) 225 1978-04, 3
Canola and Rapeseed (PDF, 201 kb) 250 2014-07, 6
Chick Peas (PDF, 21 kb) 250 1998-07, 1
Corn, Low Moisture (PDF, 20 kb) 250 2000-07, 6
Corn, High Moisture (PDF, 22 kb) 175 2000-07, 11A
Corn, Test Weight correction (PDF, 26 kb) 175 2000-07, 11B
Fababeans (PDF, 20 kb) 250 1977-02, 2
Flaxseed (PDF, 21 kb) 225 2013-07, 7
Lentils (PDF, 20 kb) 250 2011-07, 2
Mustard seed, Brown (PDF, 28 kb) 250 2007-07, 11
Mustard seed, Oriental(PDF, 27 kb) 250 2007-07, 10
Mustard seed, Yellow (PDF, 27 kb) 250 2007-07, 9
Oats (PDF, 57 kb) 200 2001-08, 6
Oats, Hulless (PDF, 21 kb) 200 2009-07, 1
Oats, Light Weight, less than 48 kg/hL (PDF, 18 kb) 140 2003-08, 1
Pea Beans (PDF, 22 kb) 250 1977-02, 2
Peas, Green and Yellow (PDF, 275 kb) 250 2014-07, 3
Rye (PDF, 18 kb) 250 1977-08, 5
Safflower seed, calibrate at 73 (PDF, 21 kb) 150 1992-08, 1
Soybean (PDF, 314 kb) 225 2014-07, 9
Split Peas, Green and Yellow (PDF, 24 kb) 250 1996-07, 1
Sunflower seed, calibrate at 73 (PDF, 20 kb) 150 1978-10, 3
Triticale (PDF, 22 kb) 250 1981-08, 1
Wheat, Canada Eastern Hard Red Winter (PDF, 20 kb) 250 2000-07, 1
Wheat, Canada Eastern Red (PDF, 19 kb) 250 1990-07, 1
Wheat, Canada Eastern Extra Strong Red Spring (PDF, 31 kb) 250 2002-08, 2
Wheat, Canada Eastern Red Spring (PDF, 36 kb) 250 2000-07, 1
Wheat, Canada Eastern Soft Red Winter (PDF, 142 kb) 250 2000-07, 1
Wheat, Canada Eastern White Winter (PDF, 32 kb) 250 2002-07, 5
Wheat, Canada Northern Hard Red (PDF, 105 kb) 250 2016-07, 1
Wheat, Canada Prairie Spring Red, Canada Prairie Spring White (PDF, 19 kb) 250 1990-08, 1
Wheat, Canada Western Amber Durum, Canada Eastern Amber Durum (PDF, 17 kb) 250 1990-08, 4
Wheat, Canada Western Hard White Spring (PDF, 20 kb) 250 2005-08, 1
Wheat, Canada Western Red Spring, 66 kg/hL and over (PDF, 23 kb) 250 2010-07, 11
Wheat, Canada Western Red Spring, less than 66 kg/hL (PDF, 20 kb) 225 1979-08, 9
Wheat, Soft White Spring (PDF, 23 kb) 250 2009-07, 4
Wheat, Western Winter (PDF, 29 kb) 250 2002-08, 5

Canary Seed, Hemp Seed and Solin

  • Canary Seed (PDF, 17 kb). Canary Seed is not a grain under the authority of the Canada Grain Act. Nonetheless, to support the marketing of this seed, the Grain Research Laboratory has developed a conversion table, dated September 1991. Use this table to test a 250 gram sample.
  • Hemp Seed (PDF, 26 kb). Hemp seed is not a grain under the authority of the Canada Grain Act. Nonetheless, to support the marketing of this seed, the Grain Research Laboratory has developed a conversion table, February 1999, 175 grams, calibrate at 73.
  • Solin (PDF, 19 kb). Solin is not a grain under the authority of the Canada Grain Act. Nonetheless, to support the marketing of this seed, the Grain Research Laboratory has developed a conversion table, dated July 2013. Use this table to test a 225 gram sample.

Estimating moisture content of crops for which there are no Model 919 and 393 moisture meter conversion tables

Estimating moisture content, includes crop and procedure
Crop Procedure
Note: For beans, the ‘damp’ moisture range is over 18%.
Beans, Dutch Brown Use the Canadian Grain Commission Pea Beans (PDF, 22 kb) conversion table number 2 and subtract 1.1% moisture from the chart result.
Beans, Kintoki Use the Canadian Grain Commission Beans, Dark Red Kidney (PDF, 282 kb) conversion table number 2 and read the results directly.
Beans, Pink Use the Canadian Grain Commission Pea Beans (PDF, 22 kb) conversion table number 2 and subtract 1.1% moisture from the chart result.
Beans, Yellow Use the Canadian Grain Commission Beans, Light Red Kidney (PDF, 24 kb) conversion table number 1 and read the results directly.
Mixed Grain Use the conversion table and the tough and damp limits of the predominant grain.
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