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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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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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Objectives of quality control in milling

“Quality control represents the first line technical assistance and problem solving function. It is important to have good internal specifications and quality control must see to those specific characteristics critical to the quality and function of the product and at the same time take into account the economics. Quality control must be involved with the life cycle of the product …

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Optimization of Wheat Blending

“The fundamental need for wheat blending is the information. Mill manager must know about the amount of wheat in stocks, current supply, silo capacities, market and customers in order to manage the wheat supply to his mill. Millers have uses simple mathematics in order to determine the ratios of what mixtures but modern computer software also give them the opportunity …

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In the wake of Agroinvestgroup

“Warehousing certificates have become lately quite a popular type of settlement, being treated by market players as defense of their assets. Such document contains both confirmation of the cargo presence at the warehouse and mechanism of taking the cargo from the warehouse (usually following payment of security deposit). The market believed that double warehousing receipt is a perfect instrument for …

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Five reasons why rubber ball sieve cleaners are the most efficient option for sieving and milling industry

“Over the years, we have seen that polyurethane sieve cleaners with plastic bristles have replaced the traditionally used rubber balls. However, these polyurethane sieve cleaners have their own set of problems and disadvantages over the rubber ball sieve cleaners and here are some interesting facts why a rubber ball sieve cleaner should be your preferred choice over any other sieve …

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