Horticulture Applications in Canada

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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 CANADA.

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    Determination of hesperidin and naringin in juices

    Introduction

    The method is intended for determination of hesperidin and naringin using capillary electrophoresis technique in order to reveal adulteration of juices. These components are tested in citrus juices, concentrated juices, nectars, juice-containing beverages, and fruit sauces that are produced primarily from oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, lemons, and limes.

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

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    Determination of the carbendazim content in orange and other citrus juice produce

    Introduction

    Fungicide Carbendazim (Mercazole, Carbendazole) is widely used in agriculture to exterminate black mold (spot) on orange trees and treat fungus diseases of other fruit-bearing plants. According to the data of the World Health Organization, Carbendazim is toxic for liver, impacts reproductive system, and is considered to be a potentially cancerogenic compound. In most of the developed countries, the residual content of this fungicide is subject to national and international regulations. Researchers of LUMEX INSTRUMENTS, Ltd. have developed an analytical procedure for determination of the Carbendazim content in orange and other citrus juice produce using a capillary electrophoresis system CAPEL-105М.

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

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    Determination of caffeine and theobromine in tea, coffee, cocoa, and dietary supplements

    Introduction

    The method is used for the determination of the mass fraction of caffeine and theobromine in tea and tea products, coffee and coffee products, cocoa and cocoa products, and dietary supplements.

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

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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. Distributor in Burnaby, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Determination of fructose, glucose, and saccharose in beverages, fruit and vegetable products, honey, and bioactive food additives

    Introduction

    The technical directives and regulatory requirements specify the total content and relative contents of fructose, glucose and saccharose in juices, nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages (incl. wines and winemaking materials), fruit and vegetable products, honey, and bioactive food additives. 

    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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    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. Distributor in Burnaby, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Quality control of grains and grain products

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

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    High quality gas sensor solutions for Controlled Atmosphere (CA) storage

    Precise regulation of O2, CO2 and N2 concentrations. A controlled atmosphere is an agricultural storage method in which the oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen concentrations are regulated. The humidity and temperature are also controlled, resulting in a slow loss of quality during prolonged bulk storage of products such as apples, pears, grains, legumes, etc.

    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd Distributor in Oakville, ONTARIO (CANADA).

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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 Burlington, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Centrifuges for edible fats, oils & biofuels

    Centrifuges for Extracting Oil and Fat, and Manufacturing Biofuels. Centrifuges are often the focal point of process engineering systems used in oil and fat extraction as well as for manufacturing biofuels.

    By Flottweg SE Office in Concord, ONTARIO (CANADA).

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    Gas Sensing for Horticulture

    Controlled Environment Horticulture is a vast topic, and has been utilised in varying forms for centuries. Excavations of the city of Pompeii showed remains of early greenhouses dating back to AD79; and the modern greenhouses are thought to originate in the thirteenth century in Italy. Most people recognise the use of greenhouses for growing flowers and vegetables, whether in their own garden, at garden centres or on a commercial basis. Indeed most people will be conversant with irrigation systems that are used to supply water to such greenhouses and the use of heaters to control the temperature and thereby extend the growing season. However, modern systems have been developed for Controlled Environment Horticulture that are designed to further optimise the growing conditions; with sophisticated computer controlled sensors, combined with advanced software models, that can control not only the temperature, light level and water, but also the level of nutrients, humidity, pH and CO2

    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd Distributor in Oakville, ONTARIO (CANADA).

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    Cement materials for Hot surface ignitors industry

    Hot Surface Ignitors | Hot Surface / Spark / Silicon Carbide / Silicon Nitride; Low thermal expansion cement required. Offers refractory properties through 2600°F. Cement required for bonding or potting wire into ceramic body. Able to withstand low voltages during ignition.

    By Sauereisen Inc. Distributor in NOVA SCOTIA (CANADA).

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    Cement materials for Lighting industry

    Lighting | Halogen / Dichroic / HPS Lamps / Metal Halide; Potting or bonding applications. Ceramic and quartz assembly typical. Requires low coefficient of thermal expansion. High thermal conductivity preferred.

    By Sauereisen Inc. Distributor in NOVA SCOTIA (CANADA).

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    High quality gas sensing solutions for agriculture

    Cost-effective long term continuous measurement of CO2. Commercial greenhouse control systems measure and control temperature and CO2 concentration for optimum growth. Edinburgh Sensors’ low range CO2 Guardian NG is designed for long term continuous measurement of CO2 and is a cost effective solution for CO2 measurement in commercial greenhouse control systems. The Gascard NG CO2 is also widely used to detect CO2 in Pig and Poultry processing applications where high concentrations of CO2 are used.

    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd Distributor in Oakville, ONTARIO (CANADA).

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    Landscape Mulch Installation Equipment

    Your profits depend on getting the most productivity from every dollar you spend. You hire people to perform multiple tasks - why shouldn`t your equipment do the same? FINN Bark & Mulch Blowers are the most versatile performers you can find, delivering high quality results in landscaping, erosion control, and construction related applications. With high production bulk material handling and accurate application, your workers can increase productivity up to 700%. And since FINN Bark & Mulch Blowers apply uniform coverage, you’ll achieve material savings of 25% or more. It is the most versatile worker on the job site – delivering needed materials to hillsides, tough terrain, and all hard-to-reach areas.

    By FINN Corporation Distributor in Saint-Romuald,, QUEBEC (CANADA).

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    Belt presses for fruit juice & beverage manufacture

    Beverage Production: High Quality And Improved Profitability. Mechanical separation technology in the manufacture of beverages optimises yield while guaranteeing consistent quality.

    By Flottweg SE Office in Concord, ONTARIO (CANADA).

  • Greenhouse Information Management

    Why managing company information is important Managing your horticultural company demands insight into various processes. For the cultivation of your crop, you collect information about the greenhouse climate and water and energy use. In addition, you als to deal with data about labor productivity, costs, inventory and planning – among other things. Good control of production and quality, along with the management of costs and yields are essential for your company profit. This means that all the information from the various sources must be structured, stored and displayed in an orderly manner. Only then is targeted information analysis possible in order to arrive at an assessment and improvement.

    By Hoogendoorn Office in Vineland, ONTARIO (CANADA).

  • Agitation and mixing solutions for corn wet milling

    Corn refiners process corn into different components such as:  starch, germ, fiber, and gluten to process it further for additional end uses.  Processing is done in dry mills or wet mills.  Mixing and agitation is central to the performance of a corn wet milling plant.

    By National Oilwell Varco Office in ONTARIO (CANADA).

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