Grain Moisture Monitoring News

  • Wholecrop cereal silage could be a `no brainer`

    Low cereal prices could mean making wholecrop cereal silage is a ‘no brainer’ for topping up this season’s tight grass silage stocks on dairy and other livestock farms, says Ecosyl silage specialist, Derek Nelson. This, coupled with the drive to maximise use of home-grown forages to reduce reliance on bought-in feeds, makes wholecrop an obvious option, he maintains. ...


    By Ecosyl Products Limited

  • El Niño lowers early production outlook in Southern Africa

    Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures. A reduced agricultural output would follow on last year's disappointing season, which has already contributed to higher food prices and "could acutely impact the food security situation in 2016," according to a special alert ...

  • Perten presents Near-infrared Grain Analyzer for Farm Use

    Near-infrared (NIR) grain testing has been a fixture at large elevators and grain processors for years. An on farm grain analyzer has been desirable for some time. The demands on such an instrument are high, however, and must balance many requirements. It must be rugged and robust. It must be portable to tote around the field. It must be simple to operate, but sophisticated enough to provide ...

  • Weed control wheely important

    Using additional wheel track nozzles is the most useful thing growers can do to improve coverage in the sprayer’s wheel tracks when summer fallow spraying with non-residual, knockdown herbicides. Information that can help Western Australian growers improve weed control in wheel tracks this summer is contained in the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Weed Control in ...

  • New hand-held grain moisture tester available from John Deere

    To help producers more accurately monitor the condition of their grain during harvest and in storage, John Deere introduces the GT-30300 Grain Moisture Tester. This new hand-held device provides direct readout of moisture and test weight for 20 different grains in seconds, without pre-weighing the samples, at the touch of a button. According to Barry Deiters, product manager with John Deere ...


    By John Deere

  • Aramsco adds dri-eaz’s new LGR 7000XLI to their product line

    With maximum energy utilization and a simplified user interface, the LGR 7000XLi is proving to be a top performing dehumidifier. Dri-Eaz engineers created Advanced Crossflow Technology, allowing the 7000XLi to remove more water than any other dehumidifier in its category. The 7000XLi is rugged, durable, and highly portable, making it ideal for water damage restoration, structural drying, ...


    By Aramsco, Inc.

  • ASTM D3044 - 94(2011) standard test method for shear modulus of wood-based structural panels

    This test method is most useful for determining the moduli of rigidity of orthotropic materials for which moduli of rigidity cannot be computed from elastic moduli and Poisson's ratios. The shear modulus determined by this method appears in the equation governing the bending of a plate. This ...


    By ASTM International

  • EMSL Analytical announces expanded mycotoxin analyses

    Superior detection limits offered by advanced LC-MS technologies.EMSL Analytical is pleased to announce expanded mycotoxin analyses. Mycotoxins are toxins produced by fungi under various environmental conditions. These toxins have been shown to have a detrimental effect on humans and other animals. Moisture, temperature, substrate type, and interactions with other microbes can all affect ...


  • Mysteries of soil and nitrogen to be probed at Jamestown

    Making better use of soil moisture and nitrogen will be a major focus of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Update at Jamestown on August 19. GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair David Shannon said improving efficiencies in the use of moisture and nutrients was an important investment for the GRDC and keenly sought by growers in South Australia’s Mid North. “While the ...

  • Strong focus on soils at Cummins GRDC Update

    Probing soil moisture and building soil carbon will be key topics explored at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Update at Cummins on August 11. GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair David Shannon said growers on the lower Eyre Peninsula often dealt with ‘difficult’ soils and were keen for information to assist them in managing their soils. “The lower Eyre Peninsula is a very ...

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