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Proportion of milky grains as an indicator of optimum stage for harvesting rice.

Srinivas, T. and Bhashyam, M. K. and Mahadevappa, M. and Desikachar, H. S. R. (1976) Proportion of milky grains as an indicator of optimum stage for harvesting rice. Indian Journal of Agricultural Science, 46. pp. 555-559.

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Abstract

The sUitability of some parameters for Identifying: the optimum harvesting stage for retaining best mming quality was examined by harvesting rice (Oryza sativa L.) at 5 different stages of maturity, when the average grain moisture varied from 30 10 17%in 8 pure-bred varieties. The shelling breakage was minimum wben the grain moisture was 20-23%. The percentage of sun-checked grains was fairly low at this range but showed high varietal variation. There was a steep increase in sun-checking below this moisture level. The proportion of green grains and soft milky grains decreased steeply a little before optimum maturity. When the grain moisture was 20-23%, the proportion of green grains was 2-7 ~"~ and that of milky grains 0-1 ~{ The proportion of milky grains can be a simple, easily identifiable and measurable parameter for deciding the optimum stage of harvesting rice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: milky grains, harvesting stage, rice
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 21 Cereals > 01 Rice
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 05 Processing and Engineering
Divisions: Grain Science and Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2015 10:48
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2015 10:48
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/5105

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