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Cover for Cleaning and disinfection.

This chapter describes the equipment, procedures and efficacy of dry cleaning, soaking with water and a cleaning product, high pressure cleaning and drying and the use, efficacy and resistance to different types of disinfectants in animal disease prevention and control.

Author(s)
Immerseel, F. van; Luyckx, K.; Reu, K. de; Dewulf, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nut analysis.

Nut analysis provides data on: percentage of shell in the fruit (S/F); shell to kernel (S/K); percentage of kernel in the fruit (K/F); kernel weight (KW); nut weight (NW); kernel to nut (K/N); and percentage of kernel in the bunch (K/B). Nuts should be oven dried at 60-105°C for seven to nine...

Author(s)
Widodo, P.; Nur, F.; Nafisah, E.; Forster, B. P.; Hasibuan, H. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241365)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Oil analysis.

Oil analysis of the mesocarp is determined by extracting the oil from dried mesocarp samples. Before the extraction step is conducted, the wet (fresh) mesocarp sample needs to be dried. Conventional drying of wet mesocarp is done in an oven. Oil is removed by refluxing with n-hexane in a soxhlet...

Author(s)
Widodo, P.; Nur, F.; Nafisah, E.; Forster, B. P.; Hasibuan, H. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241365)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Harvest and postharvest processing.

After harvest, grapes may be consumed fresh, crushed or dehydrated. Fresh table grapes are handled, stored and marketed much like other fruits consumed fresh. Crushed grapes may be directly fermented into wine, pressed into juice that may be fermented into wine, consumed fresh or concentrated for...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391360)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effect of sweetpotato meal and composite sweetpotato-meal-based diets on performance of weaner rabbits.

An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of sweetpotato and its composite meal-based diets on the biological performance and bio-economics of weaner rabbit production. Thirty weaner rabbits averaging 0.35 kg each were randomly allotted to five treatment groups in a completely randomized...

Author(s)
Ekwe, C. C.; Obi, J. I.; Ekwe, K. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultivation of microalgae for biofuel production.

This chapter discusses the (i) potential of microalgae for biofuel production; (ii) microalgal nutrition; (ii) environmental factors affecting microalga growth (such as light, dissolved carbon dioxide and oxygen concentration, temperature and pH); (iii) microalgae cultivation systems (open pond,...

Author(s)
Lan, C. Q.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crop production and management.

This chapter describes quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) production and management. An overview of preharvesting (land preparation, sowing, fertilizer application, irigation and weed control), harvesting and postharvesting (predrying and drying, threshing, cleaning of seeds, and drying) operations in...

Author(s)
Bhargava, A.; Srivastava, S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642260)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Processed camel meats.

This book chapter discusses the different types of processed camel meats available around the world, categorizes the products on the basis of the principal technology involved in their preservation, and provides the generalized (as opposed to detailed) aspects of their traditional as well as modern ...

Author(s)
Farouk, M. M.; Bekhit, A. E.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641010)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Latex production, diagnosis and harvest.

This chapter describes the composition of Hevea latex (including rubber particles, organic non-rubber constituents, nucleic acids and polysomes); latex metabolism and factors regulating this process; effects of latex flow rate and changes in tapping-panel turgor pressure on the anatomical aspects...

Author(s)
Priyadarshan, P. M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936662)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Postharvest technology.

The grain legume processing industry incorporates three major components. The primary processing involves cleaning, drying, storage, packaging, etc, where raw materials are purified by removal of foreign matter and immature grain, and are then prepared for grading and secondary processing. The...

Author(s)
Rodiño, A. P.; Kumar, J.; Fuente, M. de la; Ron, A. M. de; Santalla, M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937669)
Type
Book chapter

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