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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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The next major tool for Precision Agriculture: Real-time protein monitoring

“If the drawback for VRF technology lies in the complexity of the maps and the interpretation of the many layers of data, then On the Go Protein analysis using an On Combine NIR Analyser provides a very simple means for farmers and their agronomists to capture 20-30% yield improvements. Protein plus yield tells the complete story as to the availability …

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Mycotoxins in grain: Can we predict and avoid their development?

“In-depth knowledge and understanding of silo microclimate is crucial. An efficient method for tackling this is through the combination of field measurements and computer simulation based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models. CFD is a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical analysis and data structures to solve and analyze problems that involve fluid flows and heat transfer. Fast computers …

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Green inks: not so black and white

“When considering the best possible industrial inks for a production line, the question of whether that ink can be considered green is always going to be vastly open to interpretation. Therefore, it is far better to select inks and fluids based on how they integrate with a company’s own CSR goals and strategies, coupled with regulatory requirements. Through working with …

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Efficacy of Deltamethrin against protective insecticide-stored grain pests

“According to the data obtained in laboratory conditions, K-Obiol EC 25 and 10 and 15 ml drug + 1 liter of water / 1 ton product dosages can be recommended against rice germ (Sitophilus oryzae) and Dry Fruit Moth (Plodia interpunctella) harmful to cereal grains. However, it is found out that 10 ml drug + 1 liter water / 1 …

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Heat as a phosphine resistance breaker: Is this feasible?

“Phosphine and heat are applied at different types of facilities, which means that heat treatment cannot be considered as an actual replacement of phosphine. Heat is applied in empty storage and processing facilities, while phosphine is usually applied for product disinfestation. Still, the data underline the importance of heat to kill insect populations. Hence, heat and phosphine may not be …

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