Submitted to: Durum Wheat Quality Report
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: June 18, 1998
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The thirty-fourth Wheat Quality Report contains data from the 1997 crop. Samples of standard cultivars and new selections of durum wheat grown in cooperative experiments in the durum wheat regions of the United States were milled and evaluated by the USDA/ARS Hard Red Spring and Durum Wheat Quality Laboratory on the campus of North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. Methods and techniques are described in the text of this report. Durum wheat samples of at least 2 kg were milled in a Buhler experimental mill, or macro procedure, and further processed into spaghetti. Smaller wheat samples of at least 200 g were milled using the micro procedure and were not processed into spaghetti. Small samples having acceptable kernel characteristics and dust color scores are typically included in the macro procedure in subsequent years.