Percent Moisture (Whole or Ground Grain)

This method is used to determine the percent moisture within whole or ground grain samples.  Using whole grains, an approximately 10-g sample is weighed into a moisture dish and dried in an oven at 130ºC for 3 hours.  Similarly, a 5-g sample of ground grain is weighed and dried in the oven for 2 hours.  After removing from the oven and cooling to room temperature, the samples are weighed again and moisture content is determined by difference.

(See Method References No. 67)

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