Talking Stored 2019 Grain
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.
On this video podcast 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.
Video Podcast: Silo or Grain Bags
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. Silo or grain bags are a proven technology that could be deployed to deal with this temporary storage dilemma. The video podcast details the technology and how it could be deployed.
Video Podcast: Options for Wind Damaged Corn: Feeding Damaged Grain
With the widespread damage from the recent derecho, producers may be looking for options to salvage value from damaged or destroyed corn fields. Field Ag Engineer, Brian Dougherty, considers the options of feeding damaged grain and silage with Assistant Scientist in ISU Animal Science Department, Garland Dahlke. The podcast details silage and dry grain quality and nutritive expectations for damaged corn fields, testing recommendations, and pricing adjustment considerations. Additional information can be found in a recently updated fact sheet located on the Iowa Beef Center website:
Video Podcast: Options for Wind-Damaged Corn: Grazing and Baling Forage
With the widespread damage from the recent derecho, producers may be looking for options to salvage value from damaged or destroyed corn fields. Field Ag Engineer, Kristina TeBockhorst, considers the options of grazing cattle and baling dry forage with Beef Specialist Russ Euken. The podcast details how to graze damaged corn fields, including insurance questions, infrastructure needs, and sizing grazing strips. Good practices for baling dry forage are also described. Additional information can be found in a recently developed fact sheet located on the Iowa Beef Center website: http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/information/GrazingDownCorn.pdf.
We discuss and demonstrate the newly released Grain Aeration Storage smart phone app that can be found for FREE on the google play store. Here is the link to the app on the play store:
With Construction well underway on the new ISU Feedmill, stay up-to-date on the feed mill by checking out its new website. You can even track progress on the build through a 24-7 webcam.