174 Determination of Germinative Energy of Sorghum Grain

Methods Type: Generic Methods
Key data
Number: 174
Analyte: Germinative Energy
Matrix: Sorghum
Year of Approval: 2011
Scope: Applicable to whole grain sorghum.
Principle: Sorghum grains are placed on damp filter paper in closed petri dishes and allowed to germinate at a set temperature for set periods of time. The percentage of grains that have germinated at the end of each period is calculated.


To produce sorghum malt, it is necessary that a high proportion of sorghum grains in a batch germinate.

Germinative Energy is the percentage of grains which can be expected to germinate if the batch is malted normally at the time of the test.


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