Hudson, Massachusetts-based Clark Solutions promotes the Model EMX-08 Miniature Solenoid Operated Piston Pump line as a solution for low volume liquid pumping applications where a small size is a critical factor. Featuring components designed to guarantee minimum wear and component life, Model EMX-08 Solenoid Operated Piston Pumps are available in 303, 304, 316 and 431 stainless steel. The piston size and the length of its displacement define the flow rate to a maximum of 2.4 gallons per hour. Model EMX-08 pumps are designed to run without damage when liquid flow is stopped for short periods. Offered with supply voltages of 12, 24, 110, or 230VAC, EMX-08 pumps are available with an optional driver board for DC operation. The Model EMX-08 provides a 5/16-inch hose barb connection while Model EME-08 has an eighth-inch NPT male connection. For more information, call 978-568-3400 or visit www.clarksol.com.
Sensor helps users with water measurements
The Decagon Devices MPS-6 Matric Water Potential Sensor uses ceramic discs and a six-point water potential calibration to take soil water potential measurements across the plant available water range in almost any environment.
Made in Pullman, Washington, Decagon Devices MPS-6 matric water potential sensor allows scientists and professionals to take long-term and maintenance free soil water potential and temperature readings at any depth. The MPS-6 is useful for irrigation monitoring, tracking slope stability, observing forest and range plant available water and many other soil water applications.
The MPS-6 has dramatically improved accuracy over its predecessors because of the six point factory calibration it undergoes at Decagon Devices. The six point calibration gives the MPS-6 the accuracy of an individually calibrated sensor at a price comparable to most uncalibrated sensors.
With Decagon’s Em50G data logger, users can even access data remotely from the office, lab or anywhere with an Internet connection. The MPS-6 is also compatible with most major commercial data loggers through the SDI-12 universal communications protocol.
For more information, circle E in the Reader Reply Coupon, see a representative or visit www.decagon.com.
Tips offered to help combat horn flies
When it comes to raising cattle, every pound counts. And, as every producer knows, there are always several factors that can steal dollars from the bottom line. In fact, one of the most economically devastating threats, especially for pastured cattle, measures only about the size of a pencil eraser—it’s the horn fly, as noted by experts with St. Joseph, Missouri-based AgrLabs.
Horn flies take anywhere from 25-38 blood meals per day and with large numbers feeding on one individual animal. This can result in a significant amount of blood loss each day. Unlike most other flies, horn flies remain on the host animals constantly and leave only for a brief period to lay eggs on very fresh manure.
Treatment and prevention are key to controlling horn flies. The best time for producers to justify taking horn fly control measures that will generate a positive return on investment is when the flies reach the economic threshold. On average, if more than 200 flies are observed on a single beef cow or stocker animal, it is considered the “treatment threshold.” For a single calf or lactating dairy cow, it’s 50 flies. AgriLabs has introduced VetGun, an innovative, new concept in insecticide delivery that offers producers another tool for treating horn flies. The power behind the VetGun is the AiM-L VetCap, a scientifically developed capsule containing an EPA-approved topical insecticide called Lamba cyhalothrin—a proven ingredient to control horn flies, face flies and lice on cattle.
For more information, see a representative or visit www.agrilabs.com.
Hybrid lighting, surveillance system unveiled
Liberated Energy, Inc., Marlton, New Jersey, has introduced Guard-Lite, a hybrid lighting and security system.
Its self-powered design enables it to be installed at any location without wiring or an electrical permit. With an increasing need for security and the demand for alternative energy growing, the Guard Lite provides a complete solution.
It is possible to grow crops in isolated city warehouses without sunlight by implementing Liberated Energy Inc.’s hybrid wind and solar powered LED lighting and security systems.
Many ranchers would like to know who is at the gate or barn without having to drive out and meet them face-to-face or simply have the need of maintaining security at these locations from thousands of miles away. The Guard Lite provides solar and wind powered wireless security camera and lighting systems that are both a license plate camera and motion activated camera system combined. Ranch and property owners can maintain security on their remote properties by installing the Guard Lite wireless outdoor security cameras in areas where a “picture” would provide vital information for the owners to proceed with their daily activities.
For more information, call 856-630-6165 or visit www.liberatedenergyinc.com.
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