Agbiz Grain Workshop: Definition Of Frost Damage Maize Kernels

Published: 01/08/2021

The Market Working Group of the Maize Forum Steering Committee proposed a change to the definition of frost damaged maize kernels in the grading regulations.  Agbiz Grain’s Quality Committee opposed the proposed changes to the definition after it became clear that the grading experts on maize in South Africa who conduct training and who are handling disputes on behalf of members in the value chain are in disagreement.  Not only on the current definition but also on the new proposed definition.  Consequently, Agbiz Grain organized a workshop on Tuesday 29th of June in order for the experts to reach agreement and to finalise an acceptable definition to be tabled to the Market Working Group of the Maize Forum Steering Committee. A new definition was agreed upon and submitted for publication in the Government Gazette