Beans - Chapter 19 | Official Grain Grading Guide

Special analyses

Upon request, samples may be analyzed for other factors. The shipper of the beans indicates which factors are to be analyzed and which sieves to use.

Split beans

Use a slotted sieve to help in separating splits from whole beans.

Record all percentages to two decimal places.

Minimum representative portion to analyse split beans.
Factor Minimum representative portion to analyse g
Foreign material 500
Sound whole or sound splits 100
Damaged whole or damaged splits 100

Cracked seed coats (CSDC)

Cracked seed coats include

  • Beans with any cracked seed coats
  • Beans with a piece of seed coat missing
  • Beans with a seed coat punctured by insect or other means.