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Grain Monitoring Applications

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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 based in Abingdon, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Grain collection and trade

    The value of grain and oilseed is determined by its characteristics, and only by identifying and segregating qualities can the total value be optimized. Whether you trade in wheat, barley, corn, soybeans or other products, rapid and accurate analytical results will help you make the best business decisions.

    Perten Instruments have worked with grain and oilseed trading companies for more than 40 years. We know and understand your business and can offer products and solutions which will help you in your daily work, as well as improve your bottom line in the longer term.

    Perten Instruments is the company with the most comprehensive range of equipment for grain and oilseed analysis, and the only company to offer instruments both for quantitative and qualitative measurements.

    By Perten Instruments - a PerkinElmer Company based in Hägersten, SWEDEN.

  • Irrigation solutions for Almond Crops

    The almond tree is from the rosaceous family and comes from the Middle East. The almond is very popular due to its high contain in E vitamin and low in saturated fat. It is a tree with very similar to the peach, and it can also reach 6 meters high and 4 meters of diameter. The bigger producers are United States, Spain, Italy, Iran and Morocco.

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. based in Alcantarilla, SPAIN.

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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 Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC based in Bellefonte, PENNSYLVANIA (USA).

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