5.14.19 Wheat samples will be graded using a new protocol—and a new measurement device—to provide more accurate falling number test results for the 2019 harvest. Stephen Delwiche, a scientist with the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, discusses traveling to a U.S. Army research facility to develop an important part of the new methodology in episode 125 entitled: The Falling Numbers Test Meets the Hypobaric Chamber. Until now, the only altitude adjustment made for testing falling numbers occurred at 2,000 feet. Now, the test will include a barometer which measures atmospheric pressure—a proxy for elevation—at each testing location. Subscribe to Wheat All About It! on iTunes or other podcast apps like Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Overcast, Radio FM and others, or listen on your computer at wagrains.org.

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