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Crop Cultivation Applications

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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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    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 eliminating human exposure. The sensitive and accurate detection of very low levels of these compounds is critical to efforts to identify contaminated products. LC-MS/MS is a popular analytical technique for this purpose. This application explores using Ascentis® Express RP-Amide and Ascentis Express F5 HPLC columns to perform this analysis.

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

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    Spray Drying & Encapsulation for researching

    For different applications in research as well as for academic education

    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG based in Postfach, SWITZERLAND.

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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 based in Carlsbad, CALIFORNIA (USA).

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    Improved Reproducibility and Reduced Sample Preparation Time for the HPLC Analysis of Aflatoxins in Raw Peanut Paste

    The US FDA and international regulatory agencies have set contamination levels for aflatoxins in animal feedstuffs. Since Aspergillus may infect commodities pre-harvest, during storage or during processing, monitoring for aflatoxins in associated agricultural commodities at all stages of production is requisite. Field screening methods exist that are adequate to estimate contamination levels for aflatoxins. When additional confirmation or quantification is desired, chromatographic laboratory analysis is often necessary. Preparation of matrix samples prior to chromatographic analysis typically requires extraction and purification. Commonly, immunoaffinity columns (IAC), which employ a multi-step bind and elute mechanism to concentrate and purify aflatoxins, are used to purify matrix samples for subsequent analysis. Solid phase extraction (SPE), an alternate method which may use interference removal, can also be employed.

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

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

    The method enables fast quantitative determination in feeds, mixed fodders, and raw materials of the following amino acids: arginine, lysine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, histidine, leucine and iso-leucine (total), methionine, valine, proline, alanine, glycine, cystine, tryptophan, aspartic and glutamic acids. Since during the sample decomposition asparagine and glutamine are hydrolyzed to aspartic and glutamic acids, respectively, the content of these two acids represents the total content of both the acids and the amides. 

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

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    Determination of amino acids

    The method enables fast quantitative determination in feeds, mixed fodders, and raw materials of the following amino acids: arginine, lysine, tyro sine, phenylalanine, histidine, leucine and iso -leucine (total), methionine, valine, proline, alanine, glycine, cystine, tryptophan, aspartic and glutamic acids.

    Since during the sample decomposition asparagine and glutamine are hydrolyzed to aspartic and glutamic acids, respectively, the content of these two acids represents the total content of both the acids and the amides.

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

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    Textile Solutions for the Livestock Industry

    TenCate has a long history in modern agriculture, also in supplying technical textile solutions for livestock and especially the dairy cattle industry.

    TenCate products make the difference in various ways. For example, TenCate Nicolon cow mattress covers improve cow comfort which increases milk production and TenCate Nicosil silage covers improve the quality of a farmers fodder.

    Convince yourself by evaluating our agritextile products or contact us with your specific product request.

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

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    Ground Covering for the Horticulture Industry

    Nicolon Ground Cover Fabrics control weeds found in land maintained by professional growers and landscapers. These highly useful fabrics feature woven polypropylene that allows water and nutrients to pass through while preventing roots from implanting into the soil. Available in widths from 3 to 15 feet (0.90 x 4.5m), Nicolon ground cover fabrics can also be utilized in soil separation and barrier fencing applications.

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

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    Frost Protection for the Crop Farming Industry

    The Toptex winter protection fabric safely ensures the protection of plants against frost, desiccation and solar radiation.

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

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    Straw & Hay Cover Protection for the Crop Farming Industry

    The Toptex fabric is a high grade membrane to protect straw, sugar beet and potato harvests from frost and rain, thereby reducing the amount of clinging clay on beets or potatoes and efficiently leading to less cleaning water needed in the process. On top of this, dried harvests offer a higher yield for the farmer and better quality for the consumer.

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

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    Soil moisture monitoring for researching

    Cambridge based Delta-T Devices specialises in instruments for environmental science, in particular: agronomy, plant physiology, eco-physiology, data logging, meteorology, soil moisture, solar energy studies and environmental monitoring.

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

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    Electrochemical solutions and water technologies for agriculture & livestock

    We engineer and supply innovative technological solutions to improve fruit and vegetable cultivations and animal breeding. Our commitment is to a healthier, safer condition of all the actors involved in the agri-food chain (farmers, plants, animals, consumers) increasing the quantity and quality of food available, while at the same time reducing pesticide contaminations on products and in the environment.

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    Solid/liquid separation for food & beverages

    Need to maximize yield from your raw materials? Improve the purity of your product? Create the next future trend in taste and texture? Whatever your specific need, our aim is to put all the right solutions at your fingertips to ensure success. How can we help you? Irrespective of end products, our customers demand a customized solution for their solid/liquid separation and automation challenges. An approach where the starting point is not a separator, decanter, or filter press, but rather a careful evaluation of their objectives. And it all starts with a frank discussion about end product quality, efficiency, capacity, processes, and local support – we call it 360 degrees of separation.

    By ANDRITZ Separation - ANDRITZ Group based in Graz, AUSTRIA.

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    Silage Management for the Livestock Industry

    There is a growing demand for more efficient, effective and durable solutions in the Agro industry. For TenCate this is a constant motivation to develop – often in close cooperation with our customers – the best solutions.

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

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    Compost Cover Protection for the Composting Industry

    The controlled composting of organic waste with the Toptex protection fabric leaves odour emissions at bay and increases the quality output significantly. Composting is the conversion of organic wastes into high quality humus. Through systematic controls these materials can be returned to the earth, completing the cycles of nature and improving the soil to which it is applied.

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

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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 caffeine and theobromine in tea, coffee, cocoa, and herbal products

    The determination of caffeine and theobromine content in tea, coffee, cocoa, foodstuffs and in herbal products ensures safety and quality control of the products and identification of adulterants. 

    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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    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 monitored, in particular, by the determining the certain organic acids. The present method allows determination of some important organic acids like acetic, lactic, butyric, propionic, and formic in feedstuff additives, silage, haylage and in different biodegradable materials of biogas plants. Some other organic acids (oxalic, fumaric, etc.) can be also determined within this method. 

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

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