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Farm Energy: Sizing Minimum Ventilation To Save Heating Energy In Swine Housing, Jay D. Harmon, H. Mark Hanna, Dana Petersen Nov 2010

Farm Energy: Sizing Minimum Ventilation To Save Heating Energy In Swine Housing, Jay D. Harmon, H. Mark Hanna, Dana Petersen

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Wasted heating energy due to over-ventilation is a costly problem for hog producers. Proper sizing of ventilation and use of variable speed fans can improve energy efficiency.


Maintaining Food Safety Through Quality, Charles R. Hurburgh Jr., Daniel D. Loy, John D. Lawrence Oct 2010

Maintaining Food Safety Through Quality, Charles R. Hurburgh Jr., Daniel D. Loy, John D. Lawrence

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Food safety is a worldwide issue affecting millions of people who suffer from diseases caused by contaminated food. An estimated 76 million cases of foodborne disease occur each year in the United States. Policy makers are looking to enhanced quality management systems for tracing food back to its source.

This report will give producers, researchers and consumers a summary of efforts by Iowa State University Extension in food safety, quality management systems and traceability of grain and livestock products.


Farm Energy: Energy Conservation In Corn Nitrogen Fertilization, John E. Sawyer, H. Mark Hanna, Dana Petersen Sep 2010

Farm Energy: Energy Conservation In Corn Nitrogen Fertilization, John E. Sawyer, H. Mark Hanna, Dana Petersen

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Optimum corn yields require nitrogen fertilization in most crop rotations, but the energy consumed during the production of nitrogen fertilizer is considerable. Learn more about maximizing economic, environmental, and energy returns for nitrogen and other fertilizers.


Farm Energy: Energy Efficient Fans For Poultry Production, Jay D. Harmon, H. Mark Hanna, Dana Petersen Aug 2010

Farm Energy: Energy Efficient Fans For Poultry Production, Jay D. Harmon, H. Mark Hanna, Dana Petersen

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Ventilation fans are the driving force behind the exchange of air that is necessary to create a healthy environment for animals and farm employees.


Farm Energy: Ballasting Tractors For Fuel Efficiency, H. Mark Hanna, Jay D. Harmon, Dana Petersen Jul 2010

Farm Energy: Ballasting Tractors For Fuel Efficiency, H. Mark Hanna, Jay D. Harmon, Dana Petersen

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Proper ballasting your tractor balance is important, but can be kind of tricky. This brochure offers tips and tricks for success.


Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Transport Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe Jun 2010

Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Transport Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

In this module the first section on basic concepts of transport equipment and inspection explains commonly encountered transport vehicles and general areas where grain may reside. Next is a description of useful tools. Then inspection and cleaning of individual transport vehicle styles are discussed in more detail beginning with the wagon. Subsequent vehicles discussed note significant new areas, but also build on cleaning concepts for vehicles described earlier. Types of safety hazards are introduced below, will be mentioned as they are presented within different vehicle types, and then summarized in a safety section at the end of the module.


Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Storage Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe Jun 2010

Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Storage Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

A section describing basic concepts of storage, grain conditioning, and drying is included at the beginning for those less familiar with grain storage. This is followed by a brief description of tools for cleaning before sections on major specific functional areas found in storage systems (i.e. bins, bin dryers, and stand alone dryers). A section on handling equipment, augers, and other conveyors is included adjacent to a safety section at the end. Augers and conveyors serve to connect grain receiving, drying, storage, and load-out areas. Readers unfamiliar with the concept of augers mentioned in storage and drying sections may ...


Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Processing Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe Jun 2010

Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Processing Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Processing operations are used to add value to harvested plant products. Typically one or more mechanical components perform individual functions to complete a process. When used in a sequence, these components form a complete processing system. To inspect and clean processing equipment, it is important to identify product flow through the overall system and within its various components.


Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Planter Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe Jun 2010

Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Planter Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

With the introduction of value-added traits, identity preservation programs, Federal organic standards, and the advent of field testing of federally regulated genetically modified plants, planter equipment clean-out has become a production, marketing, and regulatory imperative. New federal regulations by United States Department of Agriculture agencies under Marketing and Regulatory Programs, in the areas of certified organic production, plant protection and quarantine, and biotechnology require that planting equipment be cleaned of seed and biomaterial before use, interstate transport, or return-to-service in a growing number of cases.


Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Harvest Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe Jun 2010

Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service: Harvest Equipment Inspection Training Manual, H. Mark Hanna, Darren H. Jarboe

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

With the introduction of value-added traits, identity preservation programs,

Federal organic standards, and the advent of field testing of federally

regulated genetically modified plants, harvest equipment clean-out has

become a production, marketing, and regulatory imperative. New federal

regulations by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies

under Marketing and Regulatory Programs, in the areas of certified organic

production, plant protection and quarantine, and biotechnology require

that harvesting equipment be cleaned of seed and biomaterial before use,

interstate transport, or return-to-service in a growing number of cases.


Farm Energy: Managing High-Temperature Grain Dryers For Energy Efficiency, Shawn C. Shouse, H. Mark Hanna, Dana Petersen May 2010

Farm Energy: Managing High-Temperature Grain Dryers For Energy Efficiency, Shawn C. Shouse, H. Mark Hanna, Dana Petersen

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

As grain yields continue to increase, proper design and management of high-temperature grain dryers are important elements of a successful operation.


Farm Energy: Energy Efficient Fans For Swine Production, H. Mark Hanna, Jay D. Harmon, Dana Petersen Mar 2010

Farm Energy: Energy Efficient Fans For Swine Production, H. Mark Hanna, Jay D. Harmon, Dana Petersen

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Ventilation fans are the driving force behind the exchange of air that is necessary to create a healthy environment for animals and farm employees.


Farm Energy: Limiting Field Operations, H. Mark Hanna, Jay D. Harmon, Jane Flammang Jan 2010

Farm Energy: Limiting Field Operations, H. Mark Hanna, Jay D. Harmon, Jane Flammang

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Certain field operations are required in modern crop production. But 100 percent fuel savings results when equipment stays parked in the machine shed and a trip across the field is eliminated. Find out how you can start to make a transition to very reduced or no tillage.