News Briefs, September-October 2018

October 30, 2018

New Equipment and Service Fee Schedule Available for ISU Faculty and Staff

The Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR) has updated their equipment and service rates for Iowa State University customers. The new fee schedule was emailed to CCUR affiliates in October. If any ISU faculty or staff would like a copy of the rates or are interested in using CCUR equipment, contact Zhiyou Wen, CCUR interim director, at or 515-294-0426.

Articles Available on Corn and Soybean Harvest Issues

Charles Hurburgh, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and CCUR affiliate, has co-authored two articles to address the concerns with this year's corn and soybean harvest. They are available at the ISU Extension and Outreach Integrated Crop Management website.

Managing Wet Soybeans in a Late Harvest

Authors: Charles Hurburgh, Steve Johnson and Meaghan Anderson

Mycotoxins and Deterioration in the 2018 Corn Crop

Authors: Erin Bowers, Charles Hurburgh and Alison Robertson

Colonna Presents Poster at Conference of Food Engineering

Bill Colonna, CCUR assistant scientist, attended the Conference of Food Engineering (COFE) held Sept. 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minn. Colonna presented a poster titled, Effects of High Voltage Atmospheric Cold Plasma (HVACP) on Yeast. COFE was hosted by the Society of Food Engineering. 

Kent Corporation Opens Innovation Center at ISU Research Park

Kent Corporation has opened the Kent Innovation Center on the Research Park campus of Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, Iowa.  

“This new Innovation Center will grow and strengthen our relationship with Iowa State University as we apply cutting edge research to our focus in agriculture, food, feed, and biosciences for people, pets, and livestock,” said Gage Kent, CEO and Chairman of Kent Corporation. 

With the opening of the Kent Innovation Center, Kent is expanding its partnership with ISU. In September 2017, Kent Corporation made an $8 million commitment to the new Grain Science and Feed Mill facility. Kent believes the opportunities for graduating outstanding talent from these programs along with the opportunity for professional development of existing Kent employees and other Ag businesses will strengthen and enhance the future for the entire agriculture industry. 

CCUR has previously worked with Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), a corn wet milling company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kent. 

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