Call for Abstracts for 129th VDLUFA-Congress 2017 now open
Submission of abstracts for talks or posters at the 129th VDLUFA-Congress which takes place from 12th to 15th of September 2017 in Freising is now open until April 15th 2017. Please use the congress’ homepage www.vdlufa2017.de to submit your abstract.
This year as well, best posters are awarded. Authors till the age of 30 can furthermore apply for the SKW-Young Scientist-Poster Award.The first author’s age will be enquired when submitting the abstract to your poster.
First meeting of the project group ‘residual gas potential’
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On 30th of November 2016 representatives of the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL), Landesbetrieb Hessisches Landeslabor (LHL), University Hohenheim, Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft (KTBL), Thüringer Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft (TLL), Schmack Biogas GmbH, BioenergieBeratungBornim GmbH and VDLUFA NIRS GmbH met at the LHL research station in Bad Hersfeld to hold the first meeting of the project group ‘residual gas potential’.
In summer 2016, the project group was founded in order to develop and validate a nationally harmonized VDLUFA-method for determination of residual gas in digestates coming from biogas plants. Chairman of the group is Florian Ebertseder (LfL).
Announcement of the 129th VDLUFA-Congress
Working Group PCR Analysis of VDLUFA-Section VI „Feedstuff Analysis“ publishes article about „GMO analysis of feeding stuffs – current challenges“
The Working Group PCR Analysis of the Section Feedstuff Analysis of the Association of German Agricultural Analytic and Research Institutes (VDLUFA) depicts the current challenges to the analyst for the testing of feed which are consisting, containing or produced from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It particularly describes the challenges in testing of feed which arise from the Commission Regulation (EU) No 619/2011 and the rules for the "ohne Gentechnik” (“GMO-free”) labelling of food (according to the German Regulation: “EG-Gentechnik Durchführungsgesetz”). Also the difficulties in analytical testing of compound feed are examined with regards to botanical impurities of GMO as well as related sampling strategies. Furthermore the analytical detection of EU non-authorised GMO in feed and products produced from such GMO are considered.
The article can be downloaded at:
GMO analysis of feeding stuffs – current challenges