Imperfect falling numbers still best quality test

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated December 28 2021 - 1:35am, first published November 29 2021 - 7:30pm
The falling numbers test is used to assess if sprouting wheat is still suitable for use in baking.

FARMER grower groups have acknowledged grain grower frustration at seemingly inconsistent falling number test results but say it remains the best way to test for grain quality following rain.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.