Broomcorn Grader

Sort broomcorn fibers according to specified length and quality.

What does a Broomcorn Grader do?

Sorts broomcorn fibers according to specified length and quality to determine fibers to be used as cores, or outer layer: Opens bales of broomcorn stems with wire cutter. Examines and removes stems which are short, off-color, broken, or do not otherwise meet standards. Measures lengths of standard stems or panicles, using grading table scale. Determines grade of stems according to length, color, and fineness of fiber. Bundles and labels graded broomcorn. May remove seeds and straighten fibers [BROOMCORN SEEDER] or cut stalks to length.