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A new online tool to help farmers quickly and accurately determine the volume and test weight of their grain has been released, a May 26 news release from the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) says.
“As a producer, I understand how important it is to have accurate data about my crop. These calculators are an easy way to get accurate conversion results and give farmers another tool to use in managing their operation,” Doug Chorney, chief commissioner of the CGC says in the release.
The test weight calculators for Canadian grains are available for free on the CGC’s website. They allow producers to calculate the test weight of grain in three commonly used units of measurement including kilogram per hectolitre, pounds per Avery bushel and pounds per Winchester bushel. There are also calculators to convert tonnes to bushels and determine the volume of grain in bins, piles and containers, the release notes.
Test weight, or or bushel weight, is a measure of a grain’s density, it’s expressed as the weight of the grain packed in a specified volume, the release says. Test weight is also a grade-determining factor for many grains under the Canada Grain Act.