Test weight in relation to the physical and quality characteristics of soft winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L. em Thell
Ghaderi, A.; Everson, E.H.; Yamazaki, W.T.
Crop Science 11(4): 515-518
ISSN/ISBN: 0011-183X DOI: 10.2135/cropsci1971.0011183x001100040015x
Test weight is defined as the weight of grain that fills a given volume, and is the product of grain density x volume of grain occupying the container. The latter component, when expressed as percentage of the volume of the container, is referred to as packing efficiency and was shown to be a cultivar characteristic. Of the 2 components, packing efficiency had a greater effect on test weight when comparing soft winter wheats.