Agriculture Monitoring Applications available in Alberta

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    Quality control of milk products

    In order to maintain high quality of milk products, it is necessary to monitor process quality as rapidly as possible, so that a relevant technological process could be promptly corrected. The most important quality factors of milk products are fat, protein, moisture (total solids), SNF, sugar, salt, lactose and titrated acidity. Commonly, it takes a few hours to make such type of analyses by traditional methods. The use of an InfraLUM® NIR analyzers reduces the analysis time to a couple of minutes.

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

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    Determination of macronutrients in fertilizers

    Introduction

    The method is used for the determination of the mass fraction of all primary and secondary nutrients (macronutrients) in fertilizers by capillary electrophoresis. The method allows the determination of such macronutrients as ammonium nitrogen (ammoniacal nitrogen, NH4-N), nitrate nitrogen (NO3-N), phosphorus (P or P2O5), potassium (K or K2O) as well as sodium, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, chlorine (chloride), fluorine (fluoride).

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

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    Determination of methionine hydroxy analogue in fodder additives

    Introduction

    The method is used for the determination of the mass fraction of methionine hydroxy analogue (DL-2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio) butyric acid (HMTBa) and its calcium salt) in fodder additives by capillary electrophoresis.

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

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    Quality control of milk and milk products

    In order to maintain high quality of milk products, it is necessary to monitor process quality as rapidly as possible, so that a relevant technological process could be promptly corrected. The most important quality factors of milk products are fat, protein, moisture (total solids), SNF, sugar, salt, lactose and titrated acidity. Commonly, it takes a few hours to make such type of analyses by traditional methods. The use of an InfraLUM® NIR analyzers reduces the analysis time to a couple of minutes. 

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

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    Determination of whey proteins in milk samples by capillary gel electrophoresis

    One of the tests for authenticity of milk and dairy foods is the qualitative and quantitative composition of whey proteins and their ratio. Caseins dominate in cow’s milk before its processing (about 80% of total protein), whereas caseins are almost absent in the whey composition whose main components are the following:

    • β-lactoglobulins
    • α-lactalbumin
    • bovine serum albumin
    • immunoglobulins
    • lactoferrin and other minor proteins. 

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

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    Insect Screening for the Horticulture Industry

    Nicolon Insect Screen Fabrics feature woven polyethylene developed specifically for use in insect screening and bee cage applications. This unique fabric protects against and confines insects. Available with opening size dimensions ranging from 11 to 56 mils (0.3 to 1.4mm) and manufactured in six foot widths (1.8m), Nicolon insect screen fabrics shield against insects in a variety of applications.

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

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    Soil moisture monitoring for Agriculture Science and Research

    Accuracy and ease of use make SM300 Soil Moisture Sensors well suited to irrigation applications. Readings can be used to optimise irrigation scheduling, or the SM300 can be installed as part of an automatic irrigation system. The sensor`s compact size allows it to be installed in plant pots or grow bags.

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

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    Irrigation Monitoring

    Delta-T Devices supplies high quality, research grade equipment to help growers monitor and control irrigation using proven technology: 

    • improve water use efficiency
    • reduce fertiliser application rates
    • enhance crop development 
    • maintain yield 
    • improve quality

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

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    Water Storage for the Horticulture Industry

    TenCate produces and supplies high-grade membranes for the most divers liquid applications. Reliable, tried and tested materials designed to meet today’s needs. Where ever water or other liquids need to be retained, Nicolon membranes offer the simple, most effective solution.

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

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    Sampling and drilling equipments for the agriculture industry

    Farmers and researchers in the agricultural industry have used AMS sampling equipment for over 50 years. The AMS Step Probe, Soil Recovery Probes, and a variety of one and two-piece augers are used in the agricultural sampling market to obtaining disturbed samples at or near the surface and for boring to depths where more precise samples can be obtained. AMS now offers a variety of nematode sampling equipment, ATV-mounted PowerProbe rigs, and one and two-piece open-faced augers.

    By Art’s Manufacturing and Supply, Inc. (AMS Inc.) based in American Falls, IDAHO (USA).

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    Irrigation solutions for Date crops

    The date palm trees are from the Palmaceae family. They come from the Persian Gulf and they grow in the arid and subtropical regions. The main producers are Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iraq and Algeria (source: FAO). Its fruit, the date, make bunches of until 25 kg of mature fruit and it reaches it whole development in several months. It has an oval shape, it is smooth and with a long and grooved seed. In some countries, the fruits are covered with paper bags to protect them from the...

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. based in Alcantarilla, SPAIN.

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    Emissions Monitoring for Fertilizer Plants

    The versatile Opsis DOAS system provides comprehensive emissions monitoring and process control in the fertilizer industry.

    By Opsis AB based in Furulund, SWEDEN.

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    Irrigation solutions for Apple Crops

    It is a tree from the rosaceous family and comes from the Asiatic south-east. It is one of the most extended fruit trees, cultivated worldwide, due to its feeding value, easiness to the adaptation to different climates and quality of the products obtained in the industry: juices, cider, liquor, marmalade, sweets and jellies. The bigger production of apple is in China, United States, France, Italy and Turkey.

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. based in Alcantarilla, SPAIN.

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    High quality gas sensor solutions for Controlled Atmosphere (CA) storage

    Precise regulation of O2, CO2 and N2 concentrations. A controlled atmosphere is an agricultural storage method in which the oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen concentrations are regulated. The humidity and temperature are also controlled, resulting in a slow loss of quality during prolonged bulk storage of products such as apples, pears, grains, legumes, etc.

    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd based in Livingston, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Irrigation solutions for Tea crops

    Tea plant is a shrub that develops in tropical or subtropical climates, coming from continental China, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Japan, Nepal, Austria and Kenya. Tea trees are cultivated in gardens, huge forests of small trees. The bigger producers worldwide are China and India; both produce the 50% of the total. The tea production is very competitive all around the world. Not technified irrigation systems, obsolete and the lack of water are the most important factors that reduce the tea production.<...

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. based in Alcantarilla, SPAIN.

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    Water treatment solutions for the aquaculture & aquariums industry

    Water treatment in life support systems either in aquaculture or aquariums is fundamental for incoming water and recirculating water process. Our range of filters are designed in order to get the best water quality, controlling parameters such as: Suspended particles, toxic substances present in water, dissolved oxygen, pathogens and other microorganisms.

    By Poltank S.A.U. based in Sant Jaume de Llierca, SPAIN.

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    High quality gas sensing solutions for agriculture

    Cost-effective long term continuous measurement of CO2. Commercial greenhouse control systems measure and control temperature and CO2 concentration for optimum growth. Edinburgh Sensors’ low range CO2 Guardian NG is designed for long term continuous measurement of CO2 and is a cost effective solution for CO2 measurement in commercial greenhouse control systems. The Gascard NG CO2 is also widely used to detect CO2 in Pig and Poultry processing applications where high concentrations of CO2 are used.

    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd based in Livingston, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Electronic pressure measurement devices for plant and machine engineering

    Plant and mechanical engineering is a global industry involving complex applications. This demands flexibility, quality, reliability and customer focus. Given the wide range of possible applications, there is a need for various pressure ranges, appropriate accuracies, suitable electrical and mechanical connections and output signals agreed in consultation with the customer.

    By BD|SENSORS GmbH based in Thierstein, GERMANY.

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    Gas Sensing for Horticulture

    Controlled Environment Horticulture is a vast topic, and has been utilised in varying forms for centuries. Excavations of the city of Pompeii showed remains of early greenhouses dating back to AD79; and the modern greenhouses are thought to originate in the thirteenth century in Italy. Most people recognise the use of greenhouses for growing flowers and vegetables, whether in their own garden, at garden centres or on a commercial basis. Indeed most people will be conversant with irrigation systems that are used...

    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd based in Livingston, UNITED KINGDOM.

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