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Major U.S. Chicken Producer Monitors Wastewater System 24/7

Poultry processing plants use a significant amount of water, so wastewater management is an important part of the operation. Large facilities can generate a million gallons of wastewater that contains debris from the processed birds. That’s why local, state and federal regulations require facilities to properly treat the wastewater before they discharge it.

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Tags: Water & Wastewater, Agriculture,

Monitoring Devices Protect Multi-Million Dollar Research Projects

Since the 1960s, scientists have been using the zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model organism for studying human genetics and disease. While mice and rats have been common choices for research in the past, the zebrafish offers certain advantages over mammals when modeling human diseases. Zebrafish are transparent in the larval stages, allowing scientists to observe processes like tumor metastasis and blood development in bone marrow transplants. They can also produce hundreds of offspring per week and many thousands over their lifetimes.

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Tags: Medical Cold Storage, Agriculture, Other,

Fawn Pond Bog Uses Remote Temperature Monitoring to Protect Valuable Cranberry Vines

Growing cranberries is a unique occupation. In fact, there are fewer than 1,000 cranberry growing operations in North America. For growers Jill and James Ward, who run the five-acre Fawn Pond Bog, maintaining healthy vines year-round is vital for keeping the business and their family afloat.

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Tags: Agriculture,

Sensaphone Remote Monitoring System Helps Dolphin Research Center improve Safety of Marine Mammals During Rehabilitation

Dolphin Research Center (DRC) in Grassy Key, Florida, needs to make sure pools, food tanks, pumps and other parts of the facility are kept to exact standards required to keep their rescued dolphins and sea lions safe while they are being rehabiliated.

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Tags: Agriculture, Other,

Pillitteri Estates Winery: Remote Monitoring Protects Delicate Grapes

When you’re responsible for the well-being of grapevines at a successful winery, the entire business is essentially in your hands. Such is the life of Jamie Slingerland, director of viticulture at Pillitteri Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. In his 29 years of growing and harvesting grapes, he has logged many chilly, sleepless nights in the field protecting fruit buds and vines from the cold. But he has more to worry about than his personal comfort.

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Tags: Agriculture,