Applications in Michigan

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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 Distributor in MICHIGAN (USA).

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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.) Distributor in Chesterfield, MICHIGAN (USA).

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    Sampling and drilling equipments for the golf and turf industry

    AMS has many of the essential tools you need for golf course and turf grass maintenance. For over 65 years, professionals from around the globe have trusted the durability of our high-quality, hand-crafted soil sampling equipment. Our ‘Golf and Turf’ product lines include soil probes, scoops, turf profilers, augers, and other specialty equipment. Below are the AMS products most commonly used for golf course maintenance. However, you may also be interested in the full lines of AMS soil probes and soil augers.

    By Art’s Manufacturing and Supply, Inc. (AMS Inc.) Distributor in Chesterfield, MICHIGAN (USA).

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    Nutritional content of rice and pearl millet for agriculture sector

    Hidden hunger is caused by a lack of micronutrients - vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin A, Zinc and Iron) which are essential to good health. Micronutrient malnourishment can cause stunting and blindness in children and can lower IQ as well as increasing risks for mothers and infants during childbirth and lowering resistance to disease in both children and adults. The Energy dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) analyser X-Supreme8000 can screen whole grain rice samples for concentration of iron and zinc. EDXRF is faster and more cost efficient with the low cost of around 2 cents per sample compared to around $20 with current analytical methods

    By Oxford Instruments plc Office in Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN (USA).

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    Measurement of oil and fat content in animal feed without drying for agriculture sector

    Animal feed is a key component in modern agricultural production ensuring that livestock receives the correct nutritional input for optimum animal health and farm productivity. The amount of fat in animal feed is one of the key nutritional and quality control parameters in the manufacture of animal feed. Our Benchtop NMR Analyser - MQC system provides a fast, simple and accurate method of measuring fat in animal feed without the need for solvent extraction which is slow, labour intensive and requires skilled operators. In addition, the instrument signal is directly and linearly related to hydrogen content (of the fat) which means that chemometrics in combination with a very large set of calibration standards are not required.

    By Oxford Instruments plc Office in Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN (USA).

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    Measurement of oil & moisture in fish feed for agriculture sector

    The measurement of oil and moisture in fish feed is essential within fish farming, an important and growing industry providing high quality food for a growing global population. Fish feed is a key part of the ecology and economics of the industry making the control of the nutritional content and perceived quality of the product essential. Our Benchtop NMR Analyser - MQC system provides a fast, simple and accurate method of measuring the key parameters of oil and moisture in fish feed without the need for solvent extraction and oven drying which are slow, labour intensive and require skilled operators. In addition, the instrument is directly and linearly related to hydrogen content (of the oil/moisture) which means that chemometric analysis in comination with a very large set of calibration standards are not required.

    By Oxford Instruments plc Office in Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN (USA).

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    Measurement of oil and water in seeds for agriculture sector

    The breeding, cultivation and processing of seeds to obtain vegetable oil is a major global industry. The amount of oil in seeds and water in seeds are critical parameters which need to be understood at all stages of the industry from plant breeding through commercial agriculture to milling and processing. Oils derived in this manner are used in foodstuffs, the manufacture of biofuels and as a chemical feedstock for many products. Our Benchtop NMR Analyser - MQC instrument provides an extremely fast, simple-to-operate answer to the question “how much oil and water is present in my seeds?`

    By Oxford Instruments plc Office in Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN (USA).

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    Fertilizers boosting soil productivity for agriculture sector

    The principle fertilisers used to boost soil productivity are phosphate based. Monoammonium Phosphate (MAP) and Diammonium phosphate (DAP) are used for their ability to deliver Nitrogen and Phosphorus (both macronutrients) to soil as solid fertilisers. Phosphate rock is the raw material for production and is extracted from large deposits across Florida, the Southern Mediterranean into the Middle East (namely Morocco and Saudi Arabia) and on into Russia and China. To this rock, sulfuric acid is added producing phosphoric acid. This acid is then reacted with ammonia and elemental sulfur producing a sulfur enhanced fertiliser. During this process, the dust produced can potentially reach explosive levels.

    By Oxford Instruments plc Office in Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN (USA).

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    Solutions for the agriculture, food & beverage industry

    Our products have a number of applications in the agriculture and food industries and help with safety, analysis and tracking. Quality control for consistency of food products from field to fork is of prime concern to manufacturers and consumers alike. Making products that look, smell and taste good ensures consumers come back for more. So, with an ever-growing population demanding more food products than ever before, simple instrumental test methods are required to provide quick and reproducible data from the field to the factory via the shopping cart to the consumer. For example, the measurement of oil and fats are invaluable in the control of many foods, particularly in snack food products such as potato chips. In a similar way, the quality of the simple bar of chocolate may be judged its solid fat content using a rapid measurement which will determine a perfect product while on the farm, oil in seeds is vital to productivity and yield, ultimately dictating the price the farmer is paid for his products.

    By Oxford Instruments plc Office in Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN (USA).

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    Measurement of oil content in jatropha curcas seeds for energy/environment sector

    The use of biofuels as a substitute for mineral petroleum-based fuels is now an important part of the world economy. This substitution process both minimises the use of irreplaceable mineral petroleum reserves and reduces the addition of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Jatropha Curcas seeds are a high oil content seed and are of particular interest since the plants grow on almost any terrain and do not compete for agricultural land required for food crops. The maximisation of oil content is the driving force behind oil seed breeding programmes and the measurement of oil in Jatropha seeds is important in both trading and processing. In both of these cases, a simple and reliable means of measuring the oil content of the seeds is required.

    By Oxford Instruments plc Office in Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN (USA).

  • Poultry - Layer, Broiler, Pullet,

    Poultry is very sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity. The results of getting it wrong can quickly be seen in the production results; meat or eggs. Munters has the equipment and knowledge that will help producers to create controlled climate and achieve the best possible results.

    By Munters AgHort based in Mason, MICHIGAN (USA).

  • Silos and manure storage systems for agricultural industry

    From Harvestore silos and unloaders to Slurrystore manure storage systems, no one invests in advancing agricultural productivity like CST.

    By CST Industries Inc Distributor in Howell, MICHIGAN (USA).

  • Vacuum excavation solutions for fertilizer plants sector

    Fertilizer Plant Clean‐up and General Maintenance. Vac‐Tron vacuum excavation models are currently being used at various fertilizer plants for general clean‐up and removal of muriatic acid waste. It is highly recommended that the inside of the debris tank and filter housing be protected with a coating that will resist the corrosive effects of the acid. Proper clean up is a must.

    By Vac-Tron Equipment Distributor in Northville, MICHIGAN (USA).

  • Lime and Limestone solutions for remediation of soils, industrial sludge and animal waste

    Lime treatment has several beneficial effects on soils and industrial sludge wastes that in turn provide benefits to other commercial sectors such as agriculture, landfill operations and land development.

    By Carmeuse Lime Office in River Rouge, MICHIGAN (USA).

  • Underground locating and testing for the irrigation industry

    Underground locating and testing for the irrigation industry is our first area of expertise, and it remains our flagship industry. Our wire and valve location and testing tools are geared to provide contractors and workers on the job the robust functionality and simple usability they need at costs low enough to keep profits high. In other words, if you need valve and wire locators that are precise, durable and affordable, look for the Armada Technologies brand.

    By Armada Technologies, LLC based in Caledonia, MICHIGAN (USA).

  • Liquid and dry process silos for hydrofracking industry

    CST provides liquid and dry process silos and tanks for critical frac processes.

    By CST Industries Inc Distributor in Howell, MICHIGAN (USA).

  • Dairy Ventilation

    Heat stress is caused by a combination of temperature and humidity. The milk production of cows suffering from heat stress is decreased significantly. Munters has the equipment and knowledge that will help producers to create controlled climate and achieve the best possible results.

    By Munters AgHort based in Mason, MICHIGAN (USA).

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