AMS-GD-2020-39 - Sunflower Seeds

  1. Can the varieties of sunflower seeds which are whitish-to-gray in color be considered weathered sunflowers and downgraded on general appearance?

    No. The whitish-to-gray hulls of these varieties were bred to differentiate them from normal sunflower seeds. They are high oleic type sunflower seed.
  1. If an applicant requests a review inspection for Heat Damage (HT) only what result is shown for Damaged Kernels  (total)(DKT)?

    Since HT is included in DKT and performed on the same portion a new analysis for HT and DKT would have to be performed. The new analysis for HT and DKT would supersede the previous result.


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