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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...

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

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    Water monitoring technology for agriculture & irrigation

    OTT Hydromet sensors can provide key information on trend identification and regulatory compliance for water quality and quantity parameters around agriculture and irrigation activities.

    By The OTT Hydromet Group based in Kempten, GERMANY.

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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...

    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...

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

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    Improved Resolution of Mycotoxins from Cereal

    Mycotoxins are a diverse group comprised of hundreds of secondary metabolic products of various fungal species. Several show marked toxicity in humans. Contamination of the food supply with mycotoxins is increasingly prevalent, and can occur during growth, harvest, transportation, processing or storage. Techniques to reduce mycotoxin concentration after contamination are expensive, unreliable and sometimes reversible. Therefore, the removal of contaminated products from the food chain is a primary means of...

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

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    Odor control for composting

    Control Composting Odors, Naturally: Municipal sludge is often composted in indoor facilities or composting sheds. These areas create significant odor control challenges. Ecosorb products, either evaporated or atomized in concentrate form with nozzles or humidifying fans, control industrial odors even in very large composting facilities.

    By OMI Industries (OMI) based in Long Grove, ILLINOIS (USA).

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    Ozone Water Treatment for Aquaculture

    Three reasons why ozone in aquaculture improves water quality and increase aquaculture productivity. As recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) operate by reusing the fish tank water it is essential to control the water quality. Many studies show that treating RAS systems with ozone increases productivity as fish health and survival is increased.

    By Primozone Production AB based in Löddeköpinge, SWEDEN.

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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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    Determination of organic acids in feedstuff, silage, haylage, and fermentates for biogas plants

    To provide the proper conditions for silage or haylage storage in agriculture it is necessary to regularly monitor the formation of certain organic acids in it. For example, the formation of butyric acid can indicate spoiling of material. Formic or propionic acids can be artificially added to increase the nutritional quality. The same materials and some other biodegradable waists (agricultural residues, sewage sludge, etc.) are also used in biogas plants, where the fermentation process must be carefully...

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

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    Determination of tryptophane in fodders and raw materials using high performance capillary electrophoresys method

    The method enables fast quantitative determination of amino acid tryptophane in feeds, mixed fodders, and raw materials. 

    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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    Frost Protection for the Horticulture Industry

    The main benefits of the Toptex winter protection fabric can therefore be listed as creating barrier against wind chill and UV radiation, thereby nullifying temperature extremes, allowing the exchange of gases, which leaves the plants to breath and thereby avoids plant disorder. Furthermore, the Toptex winter protection fabric provides necessary light absorption while also allowing water absorption: whether laid on the ground or in the tunnel method, precipitation is carried within the fabric.

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

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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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    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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    Sugar Beet Cover Protection for the Crop Farming Industry

    The Toptex protection fabric safely protects the high value of a sugar beet harvest by keeping any negative influence of frost at bay. Toptex fabrics can be easily installed and placed either manually or via dedicated machinery on the sugar beet harvest during the external storage time on the fields.

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

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    Determination of organic acids and some preservatives in wine and spirits

    The organic acids profile in wine is a highly informative parameter since it reveals important features of the whole technological process. It is also one of the most important criteria for wine authentication. In spirits like cognac, brandy or whiskey, the presence of certain organic acids can indicate the violation of distillation or maturation processes or reveal the tendency to precipitate during storage. Some organic acids (sorbic, benzoic, ascorbic) can serve as preservatives; their presence is strictly...

    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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