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Concentrating expertise in pulses and maize at the new Bühler Food Application Center

How will the future of food look like? How can we contribute to sustainability in the food business? What is the most innovative process technology to implement your business ideas in the most profitable way? These are all questions we will be answering at Bühler’s new state of the art Food Application Center in Minnapolis (US). Alexandra Londoño Baderschneider Strategic …

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Resistance of stored product insects to phosphine: an update

“Monitoring is essential in phosphine use. When it comes to monitoring, monitoring of the gas concentration is not the only thing that has to be monitored. Other parameters, such as temperature etc. should be monitored in parallel, as phosphine concentration has interesting diurnal circles according to the key abiotic conditions prevailing. Distribution of the gas is also important. The traditional …

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Quality dispute: How proper negotiations allow to keep the contract and commercial relations

Interlegal represented the buyer under CIF contract for sale of seeds, governed by FOSFA Contract No. 11 – according to the quality certificate provided by the seller, the Goods appeared to be contaminated by alive insects, despite the fact that contractual quality specification directly provided for absence of alive insects. That was unpleasant commencement of a complex and multifaceted case …

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Supervision and mill adjustment for optimum performance

“Having requested the screensroom and mill to obtain optimum performance, it is necessary to monitor the results on a regular basis to ensure the maintenance of the correct results. Millers must familiarize themselves with this routine for ensuring their shift’s performance.” Ronald Sebastian Milling Technologist Mechanical Specialist Consultant a) Items in the screensroom and mill that require attention to obtain …

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The new Diorit roller mill with leading-edge control

High food and operational safety with low maintenance: With Bühler’s four- and eight-roller mill Diorit, a large variety of grains can be consistently and safely ground. The new Diorit 2019 offers even more user-friendliness than ever. Nicholas Trounce Head of Product Management Milling Solutions Wheat & Rye Bühler AG in Uzwil / Switzerland The Diorit MDDY/MDDZ four- and eight-roller mill …

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Fumigation and people safety

“Nowadays, the prevailing approach in pest management is the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with emphasis on sustainability with the use of as less chemicals as possible. Through this approach, we invest most efforts in prevention, avoidance and monitoring so that control measures such as fumigation, would be applied only after all other alternatives were considered. Fumigants are among the most …

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Five things you need to keep in mind in agricultural commodities trading

“Successful trading in agricultural commodities is not only about having a big portfolio of reliable partners, good track record with ‘multinationals’, agile negotiators in the team and high profit margin. It is also about certain processes and steps during negotiating and executing contracts that help to ensure that company’s interests are duly protected if things go wrong. We have summarized …

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Is low oxygen effective against insects in silos?

“Continuous monitoring and early detection of possible failures consist the basis for the establishment of an effective and reliable low oxygen application strategy in silos. In chambers a few sensors may do the work accurately, but when it comes to large bulks in silos the number of sensors should be drastically increased to minimize the chances of having oxygen nests …

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How do sanctions impact on trade in the Black Sea Region?

“Today, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and the Danube Region countries together make up around 40 per cent of the global wheat trade. The Black Sea Region is the runner-up (after the Persian Gulf Region) in oil and natural gas resources…The military conflict in eastern Ukraine and the trade embargo against Russia had a significant impact on container turnover in the countries …

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