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  Document BAE-1115 Aeration System Maintenance

By Carol Jones. This fact sheet discusses maintenance for aeration systems. It includes a helpful checklist.

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  Document BAE-1117 Are you "Sweeping" Your Grain Bin Safely?

By Carol Jones. Grain bin sweeps are an important part of the unloading process of grain bins. With planning, training and coordination, the risks that are inherent in working inside grain bins can be reduced. This fact sheet discusses measures to ensure safety of workers.

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  Document BAE-1204 Comparative Energy Costs for Irrigation Pumping

By Scott Fraizer. This fact sheet discusses the different types of irrigation pumps and how to effectively compare the energy costs of each type of system. Revised January 2014.

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  Document BAE-1290 Grain Handling Automation and Controls

By Carol Jones. Grain handling and storage has undergone changes due to great advancements in automation and computer technology during the past three or four decades. This fact sheet discusses these changes and how to use them to make grain facilities more productive, safer and more profitable. Revised September 2016.

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  Document BAE-1407 Poultry Ventilation Fan Maintenance and Energy Savings

By R. Scott Fraizer. This Fact Sheet discusses proper maintenance of poultry ventilation fans to increase energy savings.

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  Document BAE-1527 Surface Irrigation Systems

By Saleh Taghvaeian. This Fact Sheet provides general information on key aspects of surface irrigation systems.

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  Document BAE-1535 Review and Operational Guidelines for Portable Ultrasonic Flowmeters

By Blessing Masasi, Scott Frazier and Saleh Taghvaeian. This fact sheet describes the general characteristics and principles behind two main types of portable ultrasonic flowmeters currently available in the market and used for both laboratory and field applications: transit-time and doppler ultrasonic flowmeters.

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  Document BAE-1737 Preventing Grain Dust Explosions

This fact sheet describes the elements needed for an explosion, where they occur, safeguards, and guidelines to minimize explosions. Reviewed November 2014.

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  Document BAE-1746 Ethanol Gasoline Blends and Small Engines

By R. Scott Frazier. This fact sheet presents information so consumers can decide if using ethanol blended fuels is appropriate for them. Also included are some basic suggestions to mitigate some possible problems that might exist. Reviewed July 2016.

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  Document BAE-1766 Selecting the Proper GPS Guidance System for Your Operation

By John Long. This fact sheet discusses the many different things to consider when selecting a GPS guidance system for a farming operation.

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  Document CR-1726 Grain Bin Entrapment: What if it Happens to You

By Carol Jones. This fact sheet describes an entrapment that actually happened, lessons learned, and how to prevent entrapments on the farm. Revised August 2016.

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  Document FAPC-127 Sanitary Fittings and Tubing for Food Processors

By Tim Bowser, Ruplal Choudhary. This fact sheet briefly expains the most common sanitary piping, valves, and tubing and how they are used int he food processing industry. Reviewed July 2017.

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  Document FAPC-141 Scaling Up Your Food Process

By Darren Scott, Timothy Bowser, William McGlynn. The purpose of this fact sheet is to identify and discuss some of the key issues in the scale-up of food processes. Reviewed March 2017.

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  Document FAPC-156 Gas Oven Optimization--Waste Reduction

By Tim Bowser. The purpose of this fact sheet is to help identify and reduce waste from gas-powered ovens. Reviewed October 2016.

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  Document FAPC-165 Consistent Lethality Treatment for Small-Scale Jerky Dehydrators

By Tim Bowser and Jacob Nelson. Dehydration of meat products is an important process that can be extremely profitable for meat processors of any size. The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide guidelines for ensuring a robust lethality process for small-scale jerky dehydrators. Reviewed October 2016.

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  Document FAPC-166 Reduction of Drying Time for Jerky Products

By Tim Bowser and Jacob Nelson. The objective of this fact sheet is to report on three factors that have been identified and proven to reduce dehydration time without drastically affecting the final product. Reviewed October 2016.

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  Document FAPC-192 Photobioreactor Design for Algal Biomass Production

By Nurhan Dunford. This fact sheet will focus on photobioreactor design and operation. 

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  Document FAPC-205 What is a Processing Aid?

By Praveen Yerramsetti and Tim Bowser. This fact sheet describes the purpose and use of processing aids in the food industry.

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  Document FAPC-208 Low-Cost Pecan Sanitizer Plans for Small-Scale Producers

By Robert Mackey, Timothy Bowser, Paul Weckler. This fact sheet includes the layout drawing and the assembly drawing for a low-cost pecan sanitizer for small-scale producers.

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  Document HLA-6445 Smart Irrigation Technology: Controllers and Sensors

By Malarie Gotcher, Saleh Taghvaeian and Justin Moss. This fact sheet discusses soil moisture sensors, along with other technology to make the most of water usage as well as benefitting the environment and the beautification of your landscape.

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