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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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Modified and Controlled Atmospheres for the protection of wheat quality

“Wireless sensors for monitoring O₂ and/or CO₂ concentrations, relative humidity and temperature have been developed to enable the technical personnel record the data. Such development facilitates the analysis of the MA/CA treated enclosures without the presence of the technical personnel on site. Since the exposure time of MA/CA treatments last many days and the treated structures may be located at …

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Why high-quality sieve cleaners pay off and positively influence the yield in the mill?

“Sieve cleaners can differ dramatically in terms of quality and workmanship. Whether a sieve cleaner effectively cleans – including hard to reach corners – whether it lasts long and protects the operational environment, whether it is food-compatible and meets the requirements of the EU and the FDA, depends on a variety of parameters: shape, size, weight, material and workmanship. High …

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What to do if your cargo is on a sinking vessel?

“It is not only a classic example of the rule of transferring the risk under the CIF basis of delivery, saying that after the loading, even the flood may happen. This story became a bright example of how the market of international trade could not relate to the jungle, where everyone is on their own. There are long-established rules on …

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The art of silo fumigation

“Remote monitoring is changing the fumigation world. Precision fumigation is not cheap to achieve and in most cases monitoring is made only at the beginning and at the end of a fumigation. Fumigators hesitate to send operators to take readings every day in a faraway silo. Wireless sensors offer new capabilities with continuous information upload. They allow the observation of …

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Pasta, Poverty, Planet and Prosperity

In 2002 when FFI began, 46 countries had mandates to fortify wheat flour, and 18 percent of the world’s industrially milled wheat flour was fortified with at least iron and folic acid. By 2018, 86 countries had legislation to fortify industrially milled wheat flour, and 31 percent of the worlds’ industrially milled flour was fortified. While this is progress, more …

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