RESTRICTIVE STANDARDS FOR CORN HARVESTED IN GRAIN AND CAPS
Restrictive norms for corn harvested in grain and on the cob, which, depending on the quality, are divided into three classes indicated in Table.
The class of corn is determined by the worst value of one of the indicators of grain quality, set in table.
Corn of the 1st and 2nd classes is intended for use for food purposes, and corn of the C-th class is intended for fodder purposes and for the production of animal feed.
For the cereal industry, corn III-VI types is supplied, for the flour-grinding industry - any type. It is allowed, in agreement with the consumer, to supply the cereal industry with corn of other types. Mix of types is not allowed.
The grain is large, elongated, flat. The endosperm on the sides of the caryopsis is horn-shaped, in the center and apex mealy, friable. When ripe, a depression forms at the top of the grain. Dent corn among other groups is the most widespread. Plants usually do not bush.
The grain contains 70–75% starch, up to 15% protein, 3–6% fat.
Cultivated to obtain grain used for the production of flour, cereals, alcohol, and also as fodder for animal feed. Most varieties of dent corn are late maturing.
* According to the agreement between the procurement organization and the supplier, grain moisture and the presence of more limited norms harvested in corn wrappers are allowed if it is possible to bring such grain to conditions that ensure its storage.