Determination of maize kernel hardness: comparison of different laboratory tests to predict dry-milling performance.

@article{Blandino2010DeterminationOM,
  title={Determination of maize kernel hardness: comparison of different laboratory tests to predict dry-milling performance.},
  author={Massimo Blandino and Mattia Ciro Mancini and Alessandro Peila and Luca Rolle and Francesca Vanara and Amedeo Reyneri},
  journal={Journal of the science of food and agriculture},
  year={2010},
  volume={90 11},
  pages={1870-8}
}
BACKGROUND Numerous foods are produced from maize, and grain hardness has been described to have an impact on grain end-use value, and in particular for dry-milling performance. RESULTS Thirty-three samples of commercial hybrids have been analysed for test weight (TW), thousand-kernel weight (TKW), hard:soft endosperm ratio (H/S), milling time (MT) and total milling energy (TME) through the Stenvert hardness test, coarse:fine material ratio (C/F), break force (HF) and break energy (HWF… CONTINUE READING