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Title Quality assurance in organic wheat
FiBL project number 55153

The current quality standard for wheat is based on its bulk density, measured in mass per hectolitre. This does not however give any indication of the dough properties or processing qualities of the wheat concerned. Wet gluten content analyses allow farmers to assess their wheat’s quality and rate this quality with reference to that produced on comparable holdings. Inferior qualities can thus be recognized and targeted measures taken to make improvements.

Representative samples of the annual harvest are taken directly from the combine harvester and are analysed for the most significant quality parameters. Weaknesses in the production are highlighted and the ratio of wet gluten to total protein content is calculated.

Detailed Description



Project status completed
Start of project 01.01.2012
End of project 01.12.2013
Financing/ Donor
  • Bio Suisse
  • Kantone
  • Biofarm
Project partners
  • Mühle Rytz
  • Mühle Lehmann
  • Mühle Brunner
  • Knecht Mühle
  • Mühle Mühebach
  • Sativa
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
  • Kupferschmid Cornelia
Research area
Date modified 11.06.2019
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