Conversion tables for model 919/3.5" or equivalent

You can use moisture meter conversion tables to convert the temperature and the reading on the meter to percentage moisture content. The Canadian Grain Commission monitors and maintains Canadian calibrations for model 919/3.5” or equivalent moisture meters.

You can also use our moisture content calculator for grain using a model 919/3.5” or equivalent moisture meter, which uses the same information as these tables.

High moisture grain

If the moisture content of your grain is higher than those listed on our moisture conversion tables, use our moisture content calculator for high moisture grain.

Calibration updates

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

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" or equivalent moisture meters

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, 442 kb) 250 2018-07, 3
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, Pea Beans (PDF, 554 kb) 250 2019-07, 3
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, 328 kb) 250 2020-07, 2
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, other than red (PDF, 486 kb) 250 2018-07, 3
Lentils, red (PDF, 484 kb) 250 2018-07, 4
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
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, 484 kb) 250 2018-07, 2
Wheat, Canada Eastern White Winter (PDF, 339 kb) 250 2019-07, 6
Wheat, Canada Northern Hard Red (PDF, 105 kb) 250 2016-07, 1
Wheat, Canada Prairie Spring Red, Canada Prairie Spring White (PDF, 315 kb) 250 2020-07, 2
Wheat, Canada Western Amber Durum, Canada Eastern Amber Durum (PDF, 478 kb) 250 2020-07, 5
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

Conversion tables for grains not regulated under the Canada Grain Act

Canary seed, hemp seed and solin are not regulated under the Canada Grain Act. To support marketing of these seeds, the Canadian Grain Commission developed conversion tables.

Procedures to estimate moisture content of other crops

Use these procedures to estimate the moisture content for which there are no model 919/3.5 or equivalent moisture meter conversion tables.

Estimating moisture content, includes crop and procedure
Crop Procedure
Beans, Dutch Brown Use the Canadian Grain Commission Pea Beans (PDF, 554 kb) conversion table number 3 and subtract 0.8% 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, 554 kb) conversion table number 3 and subtract 0.8% 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.
Note: For beans, the ‘damp’ moisture range is over 18%.
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