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Blog: 2020 Drought and Derecho Impacted Corn-Harvest, Mycotoxin Testing and Storage


Video Podcast: Options for Wind Damaged Corn - Grazing and Baling Forage

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Video Podcast: Iowa Mycotoxin Risk 

Dr. Erin Bowers discusses the risk of mycotoxin contamination in Iowa grain and what to do about it. This is especially relevant because of the ongoing impacts of the drought and derecho in Iowa.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to deal with it. 

Access to the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University COVID-19 resouces and additional FDA resources and USDA resources on the virus.  If you have more questions about COVID-19, please contact Kim Anderson.

Now taking applications to join the Free Food/Feed Safety Collaboration
This collaboration helps companies write a food/feed safety plan in six workshops. Seating is limited, please apply promptly. Acceptance will be communicated.

Blended Human Food PCQI Course Offerings
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host five one-day Blended Human Food PCQI courses during 2020. The courses are presented by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance. The course is the only PCQI class recognized by the United States Food and Drug Administration. [node:read-more:link]


Harvest & Storage

Grain Aeration Storage App Released

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Video Podcast: Tips for Handling, Drying, and Storing Damaged Grain

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Video Podcast: Options for Wind Damaged Corn - Feeding Damaged Grain

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Upcoming Webinar: Grain Storage & Corn Quality Issues

September 17th, 2020 at 7pm (Iowa Time) 

The drought and derecho have wreacked havoc with some of the Iowa corn crop. Learn more about storage and quality issues that we are facing. Register now.


Video Podcast: Silo or Grain Bags 

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After the loss of large amounts of grain storage in Iowa so close to harvest, the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative details a potential temporary storage solution.

Webinar: Practical Strategies for Managing Mycotoxins at Harvest



Video Podcast: 2019 Stored Corn

On this short video podcast, Dr. Charles Hurburgh and Kyle Poorman discuss what to do with stored 2019 corn. 

Cooling Grain Impacts on Grain Quality and Shelf-Life
Charles Hurburgh - October 29, 2019

Recent reports have Iowa corn at about 40% harvested and Iowa soybeans about 66% harvested...


Spring & Summer

Assessing corn injuries from the Derecho

Meaghan Anderson, an Iowa State University Field Agronomist breaks down various corn injuries caused by the Derecho. 

Blog: Grain Quality Considerations After Derecho and Drought

The combination of drought, derecho and recent hot weather in Iowa increases the need to keep grain quality in check. As harvest nears, consider the following...

Video Podcast: Drought and Derecho

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Watch the Initiative's latest major contributions to webinars given at the GEAPS Summer 2020 Learning Series:

Ongoing Impacts from the 2019 Harvest and Early 2020 Crop Forecast 

Where Grain Quality and Safety Meet – Panel Discussion

Recorded Webinar: Stored Grain Handling and Management: Addressing Issues this Spring/Summer 2020

Discussion about the potential quality, handling, and safety issues with grain currently in storage. 

Make Safety Your First Priority When Emptying Grain Bins

Charles Schwab & Dirk Maier - February 19, 2020

Following the wet and late harvest of 2019, several Midwest states are on the edge of a dangerous cliff when it comes to emptying their grain bins. Conditions are aligning to create the potential for tragic accidents and grain suffocation deaths to occur when grain bins start to be emptied. Learn more...


Training Modules

Grain modules brought to you by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative. 

Grain Storage - Quality Management​
Grain Storage Module   Dryeration
   Fan Performance

Grain Storage - Economics
Grain Storage ModulGrain Drying Economics
  Grain Storage Economics

Food Safety - Mycotoxins in Grain and Feed
  MycotoxinsMycotoxin Development
  Best Practices in Handling

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