4.13.1006    CHIT

(1)  The state grain laboratory will make an analysis upon request for a determination of the presence and amount of chit. For this purpose, chit is defined as the swelling of the germ end tip of the kernel; this includes the enlargement of the embryo but not any acrospire growth up the kernel or rootlet development.

(2)  The procedure for analysis will be to analyze approximately 15 grams visually or by peeling the hull of the kernel if necessary, using the above definition, is hereby incorporated by reference, Montana interpretive slides B1 and B2. These slides may be viewed at the State Grain Laboratory, P.O. Box 1397, 821 17th Street North, Great Falls, MT 59403-1397.

History: 80-4-709, MCA; IMP, 80-4-704, 80-4-709, 80-4-710, MCA; NEW, 1991 MAR p. 1549, Eff. 8/30/91; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 346, Eff. 1/30/98.