Test Equipment and Measurement Instrument Blog

Predicting Corn Maturity with Moisture Levels

Posted by Kett Marketing on Thu, May 20, 2021

In 2019 and 2020, the United States was, by far, the largest producer of corn across the globe, reaching an astonishing 345 million metric tons of corn in one year alone, or over one-third of the whole global corn production.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

How Moisture Impacts Barley

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, May 11, 2021

Have you heard about the acronym FAT TOM? It’s shorthand for those in the food production and food-grade crop industries and refers to the factors and conditions that allow bacteria and other contaminants to grow, which can lead to food spoilage.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Managing Soybean Harvest Timing

Posted by Kett Marketing on Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Soybean crops typically begin to reach their full maturity in late September as the seasons start to change. When the days get shorter and temperatures start to cool, leaves on soybean plants slowly turn yellow. By mid-October and November, these leaves turn brown and fall off, leaving the mature soybean pods behind, ready for harvest. 

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Harvesting Corn Based on Moisture Levels: What You Should Know

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Mar 2, 2021

While most growers understand that in an ideal world, corn crops would all be harvested when they reach the standard moisture level of 15.5 percent, these same growers would be quick to tell you that when it comes to farming, there is no “ideal world,” and that each growing season brings it's own unique set of challenges. 

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Topics: Moisture Meter

The Countless Uses for Composition Analyzers

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Dec 29, 2020

Are you in the business of researching, developing or making… just about anything?

Chances are, no matter what industry you’re in, a composition analyzer can add accuracy and precision to your work and create a top-quality product that’s free from harmful contaminants or flaws.

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Topics: Composition Analyzer

What Is Polymer Strain, and How Can You Detect It?

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Dec 22, 2020

We rely on plastics and polymers for just about everything in our lives, from cars to toothbrushes, heart stents to eyeglasses. Even parts of the most technologically advanced airplanes like the Boeing Dreamliner are made from plastics. 

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Topics: polymer stress monitor

How to Check Your Moisture Meter’s Calibration

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Nov 3, 2020

What would you do with a compass that didn’t point toward true north? Or a watch that never told the correct time? Or a car speedometer that told you that you were driving faster or slower than you actually were?

No matter how high caliber your moisture meter (or composition meter) is, an instrument is only as strong as its calibrations. There’s a lot riding on getting a correct reading: Concrete foundations can crumble, stored grain harvests can spoil, pharmaceuticals can degrade or become toxic.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Composition Analyzer

What’s So Smart About a Smart Online Process Analyzer?

Posted by Kett Marketing on Wed, Oct 28, 2020

We live in a world where we are increasingly surrounded by "smart" technology. From smartwatches and other wearable devices to virtual assistants and even smart lawnmowers, and ceiling fans, smart technology is all around us.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Harvest Tips for Late-Maturing Crops

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Oct 20, 2020

As evening frost begins to gather on our grass at home, we pull our fall sweaters out of storage and temperatures start to dip at night, it’s time to start thinking about those crops that are still waiting in the field for harvest.

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Riceter, Harvest Determiner

Better Than the Farmer’s Almanac: The Harvest Determiner

Posted by Kett Marketing on Thu, Oct 1, 2020

The Old Farmer’s Almanac was first published in 1792. It was created by Benjamin Franklin to predict things like the times for the rising and setting of the sun, as well as the patterns of the tides, and overall weather predictions. And, as the name suggests, the Almanac served as a helpful guide, providing dates for farmers to know when to plow up the strawberry bed, or when to plant rutabagas. 

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Topics: Harvest Determiner

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