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Tag: Oilseed Focus

SAGLSoybeans

Improving quality control systems in the oilseeds industry and using proficiency schemes

The Oilseeds Advisory Committee (OAC) requested the Southern African Grain Laboratory NPC (SAGL) to co-ordinate a trust-funded proficiency testing scheme for soya beans and soya bean meal on their behalf.

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Quality testing on grain and oilseeds a vital link in the value chain
SAGLSunflower

Quality testing on grain and oilseeds: a vital link in the value chain

There is a vital link in the value chain with regards to quality testing on grain and oilseeds. The cost of measurements constitutes a significant part of the grain and oilseed industry’s budgets. However, these costs are offset by the economic impact of crucial decisions made based on measurement results.

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The how and why of proficiency testing schemes

Disputes and product rejections in the grain and oilseed value chains, can be prevented through improved benchmarking and alignment of testing facilities. We report on the how-and-why of proficiency testing schemes.

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Sunflower Crop Survey Expanded
Sunflower

Sunflower Crop Survey Expanded

When decisions need to be made, the absence of or an incomplete or outdated database can cause significant problems to industry. This was the main reason for the Oil and Protein Seed Development Trust’s decision to fund the annual sunflower crop quality surveys eight years ago.

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Soybeans

Crop Quality Results Are In

The first and very crucial step in any crop survey is obtaining the samples that will provide information about the quality of the crop. Without the cooperation of the commercial grain silo owners, members of Agbiz Grain, who supply these samples to the Southern African Grain Laboratory (SAGL) without any cost, these surveys would not be possible.

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Sunflower

Sunflower Crop Quality – a Look at the 2017/2018 Season’s Results

In the sixth annual sunflower crop quality survey that was performed by the Southern African Grain Laboratory (SAGL), 176 crop samples representing the various production regions were tested. Samples, provided by members of Agbiz Grain, were forwarded to SAGL by commercial grain silo owners and received from July to November 2018.

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Soybeans

Annual Soybean Crop Quality Under Scrutiny

Soybeans are the most important oilseed crop produced in South Africa, driven mainly by the demand for protein feed (in this case soybean oilcake) from the animal feed industry.

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Soybeans

Quality of the 2016/2017 Soybean Crop Scrutinised

The 2016/2017 soybean crop quality survey is the sixth annual survey performed by the Southern African Grain Laboratory (SAGL). The goal of this survey is to compile a detailed database, by accumulating quality data collected from the national commercial soybean crop over several seasons.

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Sunflower

Quality of The 2016/2017 Sunflower Crop in The Spotlight

The 2016/2017 sunflower crop quality survey is the fifth annual survey performed by the Southern African Grain Laboratory (SAGL). The goal of this survey is to compile a detailed database, by accumulating quality data collected on the national commercial sunflower crop over several seasons.

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Soybeans

Soybean Crop Quality Overview of the 2015/2016 Season

The extreme drought conditions experienced during the 2015/2016 season, led to an almost 27% (184 500 ha) decline in soybean production area. Yield was also negatively impacted, with the average national yield decreasing from 1,56 t/ha in 2014/2015 to 1,47 t/ha.

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