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  • Perten presents Near-infrared Grain Analyzer for Farm Use

    Near-infrared (NIR) grain testing has been a fixture at large elevators and grain processors for years. An on farm grain analyzer has been desirable for some time. The demands on such an instrument are high, however, and must balance many requirements. It must be rugged and robust. It must be portable to tote around the field. It must be simple to operate, but sophisticated enough to provide ...

  • ASTM D2718 - 00(2011) standard test methods for structural panels in planar shear (Rolling Shear)

    Planar shear (rolling shear) characteristics of structural panels determined by these test methods are essential for the rigorous design of various glued wood-panel structural components, such as box beams, folded plate roofs, and stressed skin panels. Planar shear also may govern the design at low ...


    By ASTM International

  • What kind of weather do they have in Australia? you name it!

    Robert Crawford, of Perth, Western Australia, had a comment about us and our rather blanket statement in the last issue about the wet weather in Australia. "Australia is such a wide continent, over 4000 km (2500 miles) across, in fact it’s about the same width as the continental USA. While parts of our eastern states are enduring flooding rains, Western Australia has had a dry year ...


    By Davis Instruments Corp.

  • 10 Things to know about food on World Food Day

    October 16 is World Food Day. It offers the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the fight to end hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. With falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures making it difficult to feed growing populations, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. Here ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • AP Ethanol Hit Piece Inaccurate, Misleading

    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) responded harshly today to the impending Associated Press (AP) smear of ethanol that’s set to be published in news outlets around the country tomorrow. The IRFA was able to view an early version of the story, and speak with Wayne County residents who felt they were misrepresented by the AP in the story.    “The AP story is ...

  • The burning issue of combine harvester fires

    Preventative and precautionary measures are essential in reducing the potential for combine harvester fires, according to a Grains Research and Development Corporation-funded investigation into the issue. A spate of harvester fires last season on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula triggered industry concerns and led to the GRDC seeking an independent investigation and report on harvester ...

  • 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 GLOBE SERIES

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