Canola Paddles and Roller
Canola Paddles and Roller
Canola Paddles and Roller

Canola Paddles and Roller

Regular price
$10.00
Sale price
$10.00

The Canola/Rapeseed Counting Paddle does 'quick counts' of canola seeds and an aid for detection of damaged seed ("Distinctly Green Seeds") or "Heat Damaged Seeds". 

Paddle is used with masking tape and wallpaper roller to crush seeds. The 9" L x 1¼" W paddles are made of acrylic and are pre-drilled with 100 or 500 depressions.  When used for damage detection, a 10g portion is hand picked to determine content of visibly damaged seeds. Remaining portion is analyzed with the aid of the Canola Paddle.  Sample is poured over paddle until each depression fills with seed. A piece of masking tape is placed evenly over the top of the paddle (enclosing the seeds). Remove tape, with seeds stuck to it, and lay face up on counter. Small wallpaper roller crushes the seed. Make one pass of the roller, under firm pressure. Sample is then ready for visual inspection of damage seed "distinctly green" in color. Minimum of 5 samples should be crushed. If indication of "heat damage" is present, 5 more crushes should be made.