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.
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:
The ISU Grain Quality Laboratory provides instrumental analysis of chemical and physical properties of grain and other agricultural products. The services are intended to support high-throughput genetic evaluations, surveys of grain quality, and other large-scale monitoring operations.