Grain Quality Control Research

Grain quality control research addresses issues of analytical measurements and the application of broader quality management systems to grain distribution. This research will also create a larger vision analysis of quality management systems, with embedded traceability, and their role in supply chains for grain or grain based products. The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative, an extension and research program under the Center for Crops Utilization Research, oversees grain quality control projects. Below are projects underway:

Expanding the Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Capacity of the Official Inspection System

Project Investigators: Charles Hurburgh
Funding: USDA-Grain Inspection-Packers and Stockyards Administration

Select Yield and Quality

Project Investigators: Charles Hurburgh
Funding: United Soybean Board

Improved Sensing Systems for Grain Quality Measurement and Storage

Project Investigators: Charles Hurburgh
Funding: USDA-ARS

Iowa Grain Quality Initiative FY11

Project Investigators: Charles Hurburgh
Funding: Extension 21 Grant

Uniformity in Near Infrared Measurements of Soybean Quality Traits, FY2011

Project Investigators: Charles Hurburgh
Funding: United Soybean Board

Integration of Soybean Analytics with Modern Animal Nutrition

Project Investigators: Charles Hurburgh
Funding: United Soybean Board

Public Corn Breeding

Project Investigators: Charles Hurburgh
Funding: USDA-ARS

Food Safety Inspection-training for Bulk Agricultural Product Handling and Processing

Project Investigators: Charles Hurburgh and James Roth
Funding: Food and Drug Administration

Uniformity in Near Infrared Measurements of Soybean Quality Traits, FY2012

Project Investigators: Charles Hurburgh and James Roth
Funding: United Soybean Board