Kernel uniformity is an important quality attribute that can now be measured at low cost. This study analyzes the profitability of sorting to increase wheat kernel uniformity. Nonlinear programming is used to sort grain loads to maximize flour yield by increasing uniformity of kernel size and kernel hardness. Results of this analysis suggest increases in flour yield due to higher kernel uniformity are not enough to outweigh the costs of sorting.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics|
|State||Published - Dec 2002|
- Kernel uniformity
- Nonlinear programming