The Canadian Grain Commission wants industry feedback on the possibility of making falling number and DON official grading factors for wheat.
Assistant Chief Commissioner Doug Chorney was at KAP's spring meeting last week.
"We do have practices that can happen with variety choices that are less susceptible to fusarium than others. There are fungicide applications that can be made to prevent infection. That changes from year to year and environmental climatic conditions can have a huge effect on the level of disease," he commented. "With falling number, it's a sprouting issue. If you have unfavourable harvest conditions, where's there's untimely rains at harvest when the crop is mature and its subject to sprouting, you will have a problem. That doesn't happen every year... however buyers are looking at these factors."
Those interested have until May 10th to give their input.