We harvested our first crop of hard red spring wheat this summer. It was sort of a bonus project for us so we barely managed to get it cut and transported back to our house in a big pile before a lot of rain came through. Now it's December and we're finally trying to get it threshed. It's pretty clear that we didn't follow an optimal process by leaving it in a big pile after cutting it because a lot of the stuff in the center is pretty mildewed. My question is whether or not the grain itself is ruined? There is mildew on the straw and hulls, the actual berries look ok. Thoughts?
Be cautious please! I'm not the most paranoid person but am aware some grain moulds can be quite toxic. See world health organisation and make a judgement as to whether it's worth eating. You could still use the grain for seed....
IMO those are fine.
What you are seeing on the husks is the effect of weathering. It happens when you wait a bit too long before harvesting.
You have a couple of wizened grains, but it isn't farsium. The grains people were eating when they suffered from poisoning must have been really funky. It says a lot about the plight they were in to be eating it in the first place.
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