Agriculture Management Applications available in Benin

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    Rapid Determination of Pesticides in Spinach

    Highly pigmented foods, such as spinach, require cleanup prior to analysis for pesticide residues. A dual-layer SPE tube containing graphitized carbon and aminopropyl on silica (NH2) is often used because; Carbon removes pigments and sterols and NH2 removes fatty acids, polar pigments, organic acids, and sugars. Removing these matrix materials reduces interferences that can lead to ion suppression in LC-MS, inlet contamination in GC-MS, and column contamination for both techniques. Our Supel Sphere Carbon/NH2 SPE tube uses spherical materials for both the carbon and NH2 layers, providing fast, more consistent flows compared to tubes containing granular material. This allows gravity elution (instead of vacuum elution) to be applied to Supel Sphere tubes, resulting in more contact time between extracts and sorbents.

    By Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany based in Darmstadt, GERMANY.

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    Reproducible Recoveries of Pesticides from Fruits and Vegetables

    A group of 30 compounds was selected, representing pesticides, acaricides, insecticides, and fungicides. These samples were analyzed using Supel™ QuE QuEChERS and an Ascentis® Express RP-Amide HPLC Column.

    By Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany based in Darmstadt, GERMANY.

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    Improved Recovery of the Fungicide Carbendazim

    Fungicide carbendazim can some times be used to combat mold on citrus fruits including oranges. Recently, low residue levels of the fungicide were reported to be present in the bulk orange juice import shipments to the USA. Because this compound can persist through processing steps and may be found in the final consumer product, many government agencies have established maximum residue limits (MRLs) to ensure the safety of their population. Presented here is a single method, involving fast and effective QuEChERS cleanup, suitable for various orange juice matrices. The choice of PSA/C18 sorbents reduced interferences, resulting in greater recoveries and less ion-suppression. Because the QuEChERS method is fast, it only adds a few minutes to the sample preparation procedure. Sample processing using QuEChERS with PSA/C18 allows analysts to accurately process various matrices in a single workflow, with very little additional sample preparation time.

    By Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany based in Darmstadt, GERMANY.

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    Hydroponics

    `A technique of growing plants in nutrient solution”. Hydroponics literally means water-working or water-activation. It is a cultivation technique for growing plants in highly oxygenated, nutrient enriched water, rather than soil. The nutrient solution and its management are the cornerstone for a successful hydroponics system. The function of a hydroponics nutrient solution is to supply the plant roots with water, oxygen and essential mineral elements in soluble form. In soil, biological decomposition breaks down organic matter into basic nutrients that plants feed on. Water dissolves these nutrients which allows uptake by the roots. For a plant to receive a well balanced diet, everything in the soil must be in perfect balance.

    By Myron L Company based in Carlsbad, CALIFORNIA (USA).

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    Solutions for agriculture industry

    Sodium Hypochlorite. Chlorine. SO2. Citric Acid. Lime. Phosphoric Acid. Sulfuric Acid. Copper Sulfate.

    By Carus Corporation based in Peru, ILLINOIS (USA).

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    Ground Covering for the Horticulture Industry

    Nicolon Ground Cover Fabrics control weeds found in land maintained by professional growers and landscapers. These highly useful fabrics feature woven polypropylene that allows water and nutrients to pass through while preventing roots from implanting into the soil. Available in widths from 3 to 15 feet (0.90 x 4.5m), Nicolon ground cover fabrics can also be utilized in soil separation and barrier fencing applications.

    By TenCate Geosynthetics Netherlands bv based in AE in Nijverdal, NETHERLANDS.

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    Frost Protection for the Crop Farming Industry

    The Toptex winter protection fabric safely ensures the protection of plants against frost, desiccation and solar radiation.

    By TenCate Geosynthetics Netherlands bv based in AE in Nijverdal, NETHERLANDS.

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    Straw & Hay Cover Protection for the Crop Farming Industry

    The Toptex fabric is a high grade membrane to protect straw, sugar beet and potato harvests from frost and rain, thereby reducing the amount of clinging clay on beets or potatoes and efficiently leading to less cleaning water needed in the process. On top of this, dried harvests offer a higher yield for the farmer and better quality for the consumer.

    By TenCate Geosynthetics Netherlands bv based in AE in Nijverdal, NETHERLANDS.

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    Determination of anions in feedstuffs, compound feeds, and feed raw materials

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    The method is used for the determination of the mass fraction of water-soluble chloride, nitrate, phosphate, and total sulfate in all types of feedstuffs, compound feeds, fodders, premixes, fodder additives, and feed raw materials (of plant, animal, and mineral origin) by capillary electrophoresis.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Determination of caffeine and theobromine in tea, coffee, cocoa, and dietary supplements

    Introduction

    The method is used for the determination of the mass fraction of caffeine and theobromine in tea and tea products, coffee and coffee products, cocoa and cocoa products, and dietary supplements.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Determination of proteinogenous amino acids in feedstuffs, compound feeds, and feed raw materials

    Introduction

    The method is used for the determination of the mass fraction of total amino acids: arginine, lysine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, histidine, leucine and iso-leucine (as a sum), methionine, valine, proline, alanine, glycine, cystine, tryptophan, aspartic, and glutamic acids in feedstuffs, compound feeds, fodders, premixes, and all types of feed raw materials by capillary electrophoresis.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Determination of lysine and its salts in fodder additives

    Introduction

    The method is used for the determination of the mass fraction of free lysine and its salts (including lysine hydrochloride and lysine sulfate) in fodder additives.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Determination of hesperidin and naringin in juices

    Introduction

    The method is intended for determination of hesperidin and naringin using capillary electrophoresis technique in order to reveal adulteration of juices. These components are tested in citrus juices, concentrated juices, nectars, juice-containing beverages, and fruit sauces that are produced primarily from oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, lemons, and limes.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Determination of the carbendazim content in orange and other citrus juice produce

    Introduction

    Fungicide Carbendazim (Mercazole, Carbendazole) is widely used in agriculture to exterminate black mold (spot) on orange trees and treat fungus diseases of other fruit-bearing plants. According to the data of the World Health Organization, Carbendazim is toxic for liver, impacts reproductive system, and is considered to be a potentially cancerogenic compound. In most of the developed countries, the residual content of this fungicide is subject to national and international regulations. Researchers of LUMEX INSTRUMENTS, Ltd. have developed an analytical procedure for determination of the Carbendazim content in orange and other citrus juice produce using a capillary electrophoresis system CAPEL-105М.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Soil moisture monitoring for researching

    Cambridge based Delta-T Devices specialises in instruments for environmental science, in particular: agronomy, plant physiology, eco-physiology, data logging, meteorology, soil moisture, solar energy studies and environmental monitoring.

    By Delta-T Devices Ltd. based in Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Solutions for electronics industry

    For multilayer printed circuit boards, permanganate (CAIROX®, AQUOX® and LIQUOX® permanganate) is applied to desmear or remove excess friction melted resin. Permanganate is also used for Etchback (enhance micro-roughness of drilled holes which are later copper plated).

    By Carus Corporation based in Peru, ILLINOIS (USA).

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    Determination of choline (vitamin B4) in feedstuffs, compound feeds, fodder additives, and feed raw materials

    Introduction

    The method is used for the determination of the mass fraction of free choline (synthetic and natural) in feedstuffs by capillary electrophoresis. The method can be applied for all types of feedstuffs, compound feeds, fodders, premixes, fodder additives, and feed raw materials. The present method does not allow the determination of bound choline.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Determination of organic acids in feedstuffs and fodder additives

    Introduction

    The method is used for the determination of the mass concentration of oxalic, formic, fumaric, succinic, malic, citric, acetic, propionic, lactic, benzoic, sorbic, butyric acids in fodder additives and butyric acid in silage and haylage by capillary electrophoresis.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Determination of synthetic amino acids (methionine, threonine, tryptophan) in fodder additives

    Introduction

    The method is used for the determination of the mass fraction of free methionine, threonine, and tryptophan in fodder additives.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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