Grain Monitoring Articles

  • CASE STUDY - Surfactant Enhanced Extraction of Carbon Tetrachloride at an Active Grain Elevator

    Current Site Conditions • Groundwater and soil data indicate impacts of fumigant constituents of concern (COCs), primarily carbon tetrachloride, resulting from historical operations associated with fumigant storage tanks and application. • Groundwater is encountered at the site approximately 7 to 8 feet below ground surface (bgs). Lithology within the source zone generally consists of ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • "Gomselmash" Will Test The Grain Harvester On Gas Fuel

    “Holding "GOMSELMASH" will test grain combine on gas fuel in 2017”, - informed Chief Designer, Mr. Sergei Fedorovich. The project is carried out through the request of of OJSC “Gazprom”. A new machine, which will use compressed natural gas methane as fuel, is expected to work in some Russian regions. According to the calculations of experts, the ...


    By Gomselmash

  • Increase Productivity Manifold With An Efficient Rice Sorter Machine

    If you run a rice mill, make rice paste from rice or selling rice as a retail shop, the first thing that you have to ensure is the quality of rice. High quality rice will be instantly bought by customers and it is nutritious and healthy to eat.  In order to get this quality, the rice must be clean. It must not have any dust or dirt. It must ...

  • Grain case study - National Oats Co.

    National Oats Reduces Maintenance and Replacement Costs, Improves Flow Control with HammerTek Smart Elbow® "Cost-effective, compact, convenient and durable." That's how National Oats' Bob Williams, chief project engineer, describes the HammerTek Smart Elbow®. The installation of three Smart Elbows proved to be an effective flow control remedy, reducing turbulence and abrasion to the ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Robust method for estimating grain yield in western Kenya during the growing seasons

    Uncertainties caused by climate change and population explosion require suitable methods for estimating grain yield during the growing seasons. This paper evaluates the applicability of the AquaCrop model in the region of western Kenya. The objectives of the study were to: simulate the long-term maize crop yields for the region using AquaCrop model for variable climate scenarios, and estimate ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Graphitization of Carbon-Molybdenum steels - Case study

    Background Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) received an Industry Notice from Structural Integrity Associates regarding a finding it made in a recent failure analysis, dealing with carbon-molybdenum steel. This Industry Notice is located on Structural Integrity's website. [Reference 1) B&W has not used carbon-molybdenum steel for a number of years, but has previously used this ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Assessing the fate and effects of an insecticidal formulation

    A three‐year study was conducted on a corn field in Central Illinois, USA, to understand the fate and effects of an insecticidal formulation containing the active ingredients phostebupirim and cyfluthrin. The objectives of the current study were to 1) determine the best tillage practice (conventional versus conservation tillage) in terms of grain yields and potential environmental risk, 2) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The effects of Picea schrenkiana forest litter on snow surface albedo

    In this paper, we analyze the characteristics of the snow albedo of different underlying surfaces based on measurements of shortwave radiation and observations of forest litter on snow surfaces, both in an open, unforested environment and in areas with differing forest canopy openness. The fractional litter coverage was obtained through the binarization of digital photos of forest litter ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Kilogram celebrates its 125th birthday

    September 2014 marks 125 years since the birth of the international prototype of the kilogram (IPK). The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is both celebrating its life to date and looking at the road ahead. The IPK has been the global standard for mass for the last 125 years; it was sanctioned at the first General ...

  • Dissipation and residues of trifloxystrobin and its metabolite in rice under field conditions

    Residue analysis of trifloxystrobin and its metabolite (CGA 321113) in rice matrices, paddy water, and soil was developed using the quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) method and high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC‐MS/MS). The method was used to evaluate the dissipation rate of trifloxystrobin and CGA 321113 in rice seedling, soil, and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Evaluation and quantification of the contributions of damaged shea kernels to the quality of Nigerian shea butter

    The objective of the research was to characterise the quality of shea kernel that is whole and intact (WSK), bruised (BSK), and microbial and pest (MPSK) and, to evaluate the physico-chemical properties of the extracted butter in order to partition the contributions of the spoilt kernels to the overall butter quality. The study was performed using shea nuts from Kutigi, Bida, Nigeria. Proximate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Chicago Council lists three-decade changes in greenhouse gases and average temperature

    In 2011, we wrote a column, “Global warming is happening: How should farmers respond?” (http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/549.html). In that column we began by saying, “There was a time when one could legitimately argue that there was a lack of scientific agreement over the issue of the role of humans in global warming and even whether we were in a ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • U.S.-India: Dealing With Monsoon Failure

    The scene plays out in India. At a reception, I met the head of Indian operations for Esso (now ExxonMobil). When I asked him how business was, he said it was great. In particular, diesel sales to fuel irrigation pumps were nearly double the previous year’s level. Why? Because farmers were pumping continuously to try to save their crops. Soon after, I met an embassy staff person, an avid ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Boost grain preservation before production

    Better grain storage would save money and feed over a billion, says Digvir S. Jayas. It deserves more attention. Annually over 2.6 billion tonnes of grains — cereals, oilseeds and pulses — are grown and then stored along the chain from producers to consumers. Most countries do not systematically report how much grain becomes unfit for human consumption during storage, but ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The Difficulty of Defining Adaptation Finance

    While working on tracking adaptation finance for our Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative project, we often get the question “What is adaptation finance?” or “What counts as adaptation finance?” To our embarrassment, we ...

  • Evaluation of the AquaCrop model for simulating yield response of winter wheat to water on the southern Loess Plateau of China

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of the FAO-AquaCrop model in winter wheat in the southern Loess Plateau of China. Multi-year field experimental data from 2004 and 2011 were used to calibrate and validate the model for simulating biomass, canopy cover (CC), soil water content, and grain yield under rainfed conditions. The model performance was evaluated using root mean ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rising Temperature, Rising Food Prices

    Agriculture as it exists today developed over 11,000 years of rather remarkable climate stability. It has evolved to maximize production within that climate system. Now, suddenly, the climate is changing. With each passing year, the agricultural system is becoming more out of sync with the climate system. In generations past, when there was an extreme weather event, such as a monsoon failure in ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • New Era of Food Scarcity Echoes Collapsed Civilizations

    The world is in transition from an era of food abundance to one of scarcity. Over the last decade, world grain reserves have fallen by one third. World food prices have more than doubled, triggering a worldwide land rush and ushering in a new geopolitics of food. Food is the new oil. Land is the new gold. This new era is one of rising food prices and spreading hunger. On the demand side of the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Global Grain Stocks Drop Dangerously Low as 2012 Consumption Exceeded Production

    The world produced 2,241 million tons of grain in 2012, down 75 million tons or 3 percent from the 2011 record harvest. The drop was largely because of droughts that devastated several major crops—namely corn in the United States (the world’s largest crop) and wheat in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Australia. Each of these countries also is an important exporter. Global grain ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Threshold velocity of pollination in urban area of the city of Brno

    Wind velocity directly influences pollen release rate from mother plants and subsequently, the transport of pollen grains. The threshold velocity of pollination is defined as the lowest wind velocity with evidence of pollen concentration above the threshold pollen concentration. Only a limited number of published papers deal with the relationship between wind velocity and pollen concentration. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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