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Current Research

Iowa State is pursuing essential research in feed and grain operations. Below is a selection of some recent presentations which represent a few examples of the research going on at Iowa State. 

Assessment and Approaches for Achieving Net-Zero Carbon Emissions for Grain Drying, Handling and Storage Operations - Dr. Dirk Maier

Dr. Dirk Maier discusses a project with the two objectives to 1.) Quantify the scale and assess the challenge for achieving net-zero carbon emissions for on and off farm grain handling, drying and storage operations and 2.) Identify approaches and evaluate their potential for achieving net-zero carbon emissions for on and off farm grain handling, drying and storage operations.

 

Advanced Modeling of Maintaining Stored Grain Quality to Aid Farmers in Selecting Optimal Aeration Strategies - Jordan Wright

A cable free grain storage and aeration managment tool is discussed. The technology replaces temperature and moisture cables with sensors in the headspace and plenum, using weather data, modeling, and input from the headspace and plenum sensors to predict temperature and moisture gradients in the bin. 

 

Cost Estimate Models for the Isolation and Segregation of Non-GM Feed - Pizarro Mateus

Estimation of the costs involved in keeping Non-GMO grain separate in animal feed systems. 

 

Role of worker decision-making in effective FSMA Implementation - Dr. Erin Bowers

Analysing if worker decision-making plays a significant role in successfully implementing FSMA management practices in a grain handling organization. With the objectives to construct two decision-making cases, administer decision cases to grain/feed industry employees and develop a decision tree.