Nitrates are often present in plant tissue in small amounts. When a crop, such as corn, is fertilized with nitrogen fertilizer in pursuit of high yield, it results in a high level of nitrates in the soil. These nitrates are usually taken into the plant and converted to proteins, amino acids, and other compounds as part of the plant’s normal growth process.
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The existing science and instrumentation for residual antibiotic analyses is leaning toward the LC/MS or LC/MS/MS methods because of the versatility.READ MORE
Determining if a supplement is needed for beef cows is based on forage quality and can be guided by a forage analysis which measures several components.READ MORE
First described as a pathogen in the late 1920's, it was not until the early 1980's that Listeria monocytogenes emerged as a food-borne pathogen. These hardy, nonspore-forming bacteria are capable of growing over a temperature range of 1-45o C (34-113o F), growing best at 30-37o C (86-99o F); a pH range of 5.5-9 preferring a slightly alkaline condition; and can survive salt concentrations up to 25%!READ MORE