The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative talks the drought and derecho in Iowa on this video podcast. We give you specifics about how these events are affecting the 2020 crop and the quality impacts it will have on corn and soybeans in Iowa. Additionally, we give some advice about how to deal with the impacts of the drought and derecho.
IGQI houses a diverse student group who are pursuing their Master’s or Ph.D. in Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering and are working on a wide variety projects in the grain industry.
The bioprocess projects address several of the major concerns that come with grain-based biofuel; the IGQI is a multidisciplinary team that brings constructive solutions for these concerns.
The quality control projects address issues of measuring and the use of quality management practices to grain distribution and traceability.
IGQI focuses on the utilization of Iowa (and U.S.) corn, soybeans and their value-added products for the global grain & feed industry and is committed to efforts in improving global food security.