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NC State Extension

Grain Quality Analysis

NC State University has a new Grain Quality Analysis Laboratory. We are located in 4215 Williams Hall on Main Campus. NC Small Grain Growers Assessment dollars supported the purchase of several pieces of analysis equipment including a Perten 9500 NIR, a Perten Falling Number 1500, a Hammer Mill for processing grain into flour and a Vertu Strip Reader for detecting DON levels in four samples. North Carolina Farmers can submit whole grain samples for analysis in this lab free of charge if those samples are submitted through their local County Extension office.

Call your local agent to submit a sample, complete the Grain Quality Analysis Lab Submission form. Once submitted by your agent they will receive an email confirmation that should be printed to send with your sample. Send a one-quart whole seed sample to:

Grain Quality Analysis Lab

Attention Angela Post

3709 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh NC 27607

The lab can assess:

  • %protein content using NIR
  • % moisture
  • test weight
  • falling number
  • DON level in ppm (upon request)

Grain Quality Analysis Lab Submission Form