This series contains proceedings, papers, presentations, posters and other forms of scholarship created for conferences attended by the faculty, students and staff of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

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Submissions from 2021

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Agricultural Development and Machinery Usage in Uzbekistan, Mansur O. Amonov, Brian L. Steward, Bakhadir S. Mirzaev, and Farmon M. Mamatov

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The Nose Knows! Interactions between soil smell and soil health, Darcy Bonds, Jacek A. Koziel, Baitong Chen, Christian Haffner, Hailee Christensen, Marshall McDaniel, Chumki Banik, Amy Kaleita, and Adina Howe

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Reduction of gaseous emissions from swine manure: effect of biochar dose and reapplication, Baitong Chen, Jacek A. Koziel, Chumki Banik, Hantian Ma, Myeongseong Lee, Samuel C. O'Brien, Peiyang Li, Daniel S. Andersen, Andrzej Białowiec, and Robert C. Brown

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Mitigation of acute H2S and NH3 emissions from swine manure during agitation using pelletized biochar, Baitong Chen, Jacek A. Koziel, Myeongseong Lee, Samuel C. O'Brien, Peiyang Li, and Robert C. Brown

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The prototype of a low-cost mobile CO2 vaporizer system for on-site humane swine depopulation, disposal, and biosecure cleanup, Jacek A. Koziel, Myeongseong Lee, and Yuzhi Li

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Professional Development and Education: Central Asia University Partnership Program (UniCEN) between Iowa State University and Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers and TIIAME Bukhara Branch, Jacek A. Koziel, Brian L. Steward, Tina A. Coffelt, Kodir Sabirov, and Mansur Amonov

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Pilot-scale UV-A light treatment for mitigation of NH3, H2S, GHGs, VOCs, odor, and O3 inside the poultry barn, Myeongseong Lee, Jacek A. Koziel, Peiyang Li, Heekwon Ahn, Jisoo Wi, Baitong Chen, Zhanibek Meiirkhanuly, Chumki Banik, and William S. Jenks

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Field-scale testing of mobile laboratory for mitigation of gaseous emissions from the swine farm with UV-A photocatalysis, Myeongseong Lee, Jacek A. Koziel, Wyatt Murphy, William S. Jenks, Baitong Chen, Peiyang Li, and Chumki Banik

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Pilot-scale evaluation of UV-A & UV-C photocatalytic treatment for mitigating odorous gas emissions from swine manure, Myeongseong Lee, Jacek A. Koziel, Wyatt Murphy, William S. Jenks, Baitong Chen, Peiyang Li, and Chumki Banik

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Design, testing, and commissioning of mobile laboratory for mitigation of gaseous emission from livestock barns with photocatalysis, Myeongseong Lee, Jacek A. Koziel, Wyatt Murphy, William S. Jenks, Baitong Chen, Peiyang Li, Chumki Banik, Blake Fonken, Ryan Storjohann, and Heekwon Ahn

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Thermal Properties of Concrete Slats During Preheating of Empty Swine Facilities, Suzanne M. Leonard, Brett C. Ramirez, and Sara E. Weyer

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Method for aerosolization and collection of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV): engineering considerations, Peiyang Li, Jacek A. Koziel, Jeffrey J. Zimmerman, Steven J. Hoff, Jianqiang Zhang, Ting-Yu Cheng, Wannarat Yim-Im, Myeongseong Lee, Baitong Chen, and William S. Jenks

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Treatment of Airborne PRRSV Transmission with UV Light: Proof-of-concept, Peiyang Li, Jacek A. Koziel, Jeffrey J. Zimmerman, Steven J. Hoff, Jianqiang Zhang, Ting-Yu Cheng, Wannarat Yim-Im, Myeongseong Lee, Baitong Chen, and William S. Jenks

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Basics of ultraviolet C (UV-C) light: considerations for use at livestock production facilities, Peiyang Li, Jacek A. Koziel, Jeffrey J. Zimmerman, William S. Jenks, Ting-Yu Cheng, and Derald J. Holtkamp

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Analytical Modeling Soil Reaction Forces on Rotary Tiller, Bakhadir Mirzaev, Brian L. Steward, Farmon M. Mamatov, Mehari Tekeste, and Mansur Amonov

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Cost assessment of centralizing a swine manure and corn stover co-digestion system for biogas production, Gabrielle Myers, Daniel S. Andersen, and D. Raj Raman

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Removing barriers for adoption of biochar treatment to mitigate gaseous emissions from manure: can common binders improve the performance of powder and pelletized biochar?, Samuel C. O'Brien, Jacek A. Koziel, Baitong Chen, Ryan Ungs, Cail Donkersloot, Cameron Cimino, Chumki Banik, and Eric W. Cochran

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Simulated Hands-On Laboratory Instruction for Fluid Power Systems, Saxon J. Ryan, Brian L. Steward, and Safal Kshetri

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Development and Validation of an Animal Thermal Environment Interaction Laboratory, Benjamin C. Smith, Sara E. Weyer, Brett C. Ramirez, Steven J. Hoff, and Richard S. Gates

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Swine Carcass Characterization Exposed to a Small-scale Desiccation Environment, Sara E. Weyer, Brett C. Ramirez, Daniel S. Andersen, and Benjamin C. Smith

Submissions from 2020

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Evaluating of Products for Mitigation of Odor and Reduction of NH3, H2S, GHG, and VOC Emissions from Swine Manure in Deep Pit Storage Structures, Baitong Chen, Jacek A. Koziel, Chumki Banik, Hantian Ma, Myeongseong Lee, Jisoo Wi, Zhanibek Meiirkhanuly, Daniel S. Andersen, Andrzej Białowiec, and David B. Parker

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The Impact of Biochar Treatment on H2S and NH3 Emissions During Manure Agitation prior to Pump-Out, Baitong Chen, Jacek A. Koziel, Myeongseong Lee, Hantian Ma, Zhanibek Meiirkhanuly, Peiyang Li, Andrzej Białowiec, and Robert C. Brown

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Perceptions of Barriers and Benefits of Manure Use in Cropping Systems, Richard Koelsch, Daniel S. Andersen, Erin Cortus, Leslie Johnson, Amy M. Schmidt, Siok Ann Siek, and Melissa Wilson

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Modeling Soil Forces on a Rotating Tine Mechanism in Artificial Soil, Safal Kshetri, Brian L. Steward, and Mehari Tekeste

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Effects of UV-A Light Treatment on Ammonia in Lab-Scale, Myeongseong Lee, Jiso Wi, Jacek A. Koziel, Heekwon Ahn, Peiyang Li, Baitong Chen, Zhanibek Meiirkhanuly, Chumki Banik, and William S. Jenks

Effects of piglet creep environment on sow behavior and litter productivity in farrowing stalls, Suzanne M. Leonard, Hongwei Xin, Tami M. Brown-Brandl, Brett C. Ramirez, and Somak Dutta

Static and dynamic space usage of late gestation sows, Suzanne M. Leonard, Hongwei Xin, Brett C. Ramirez, John P. Stinn, Somak Dutta, Kai Liu, and Tami M. Brown-Brandl

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Filter Airflow prediction model development, Benjamin C. Smith and Brett C. Ramirez

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Effective Environment Temperature comparison of two supplemental heat sources on a commercial sow farm, Benjamin C. Smith, Brett C. Ramirez, Steven J. Hoff, and Laura L. Greiner

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A quantitative model to characterize granular flow behavior – A measure of grain layer mixing in storage facilities, Heather H. Tenboer, Gretchen A. Mosher, and Charles R. Hurburgh

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PhenoStereo: a high-throughput stereo vision system for field-based plant phenotyping-with an application in sorghum stem diameter estimation, Lirong Xiang, Lie Tang, Jingyao Gai, and Le Wang

Submissions from 2019

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The Use of Applied Engineering in an Engineering Dominant Culture, John R. Haughery, Gretchen A. Mosher, and Steven A. Freeman

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Characterization of a machine vision system to assess gestating sow space usage, Suzanne Leonard, Hongwei Xin, Tami M. Brown-Brandl, Brett C. Ramirez, John P. Stinn, Anna Johnson, and Kai Liu

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Factors Affecting Pre-filter Loading and Strategies to Manage Excessive Loading, Benjamin C. Smith, Steven J. Hoff, Jay D. Harmon, Daniel S. Andersen, Jeffrey J. Zimmerman, and John P. Stinn

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Infrared proximity measurement system development and validation for classifying sow posture, Benjamin C. Smith, Brett C. Ramirez, and Steven J. Hoff

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A model of factors influencing grain traceability characteristics: A quantification of grain layer mixing in storage facilities, Heather H. Tenboer, Gretchen A. Mosher, and Charles R. Hurburgh

Submissions from 2018

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Failure Rates in Engineering: Does It Have to Do with Class Size?, Peggy C. Boylan-Ashraf and John R. Haughery

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Mitigating Particulate Matter Emissions of a Commercial Cage-free Aviary Hen House, Lilong Chai, Hongwei Xin, Yu Wang, Jofran Oliveira, Kailao Wang, and Yang Zhao

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Particulate Matter Suppression and Heat Stress Relief in a Cage-free Hen House, Lilong Chai, Hongwei Xin, Yu Wang, Jofran Oliveira, Kailao Wang, and Yang Zhao

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Mechatronics and Academic Success: Towards Understanding the Impacts of Age, Major, and Technical Experience, John R. Haughery

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An Image Acquisition System for Studying Behaviors of Sows and Piglets in Farrowing Barns, Suzanne Leonard, Hongwei Xin, Tami Brown-Brandl, and Brett C. Ramirez

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Behavioral and Production Responses of W-36 Chicks to Supplementary UVA Light, Kai Liu, Kailao Wang, Tao Fei, Lilong Chai, and Hongwei Xin

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Computer Vision-Based Animal Preference Assessment – Do Laying Hen Chicks Prefer Light with UVA Radiation?, Kai Liu, Kailao Wang, Tao Fei, Lilong Chai, and Hongwei Xin

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Application of Ground-Penetrating Radar in measuring Corn seeds (CS) Spacing and Planting depth in different soils, Kenneth O. M. Mapoka, Stuart J. Birrell, and David J. Eisenmann

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Engineering Technology Students: Factors Predicting Success, Gretchen A. Mosher

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A Sophomore level Introduction to Engineering Design Course, Norman Muzzy, Michelle L. Soupir, and Steven J. Hoff

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Responses of Laying Hens to Full vs. Partial Litter Access in Aviary Housing, Jofran Oliveira and Hongwei Xin

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Hybrid-flipped classrooms – challenges and opportunities (WIP), D. Raj Raman and Amy L. Kaleita

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Control algorithm development and simulation for comparing evaporative pads and sprinklers for grow-finish pigs, Brett C. Ramirez, Steven J. Hoff, and Jay D. Harmon

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Prediction of Extraction Forces for Entrapment Victim in Common Grain Storage Conditions, Charles V. Schwab, Pamela J. Schwab, and Lauren E. Schwab

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A RFID-Based Monitoring System for Characterization of Perching Behaviors of Individual Poultry, Kailao Wang, Kai Liu, Hongwei Xin, Lilong Chai, Yu Wang, Tao Fei, Jofran Oliveira, Jinming Pan, and Yibin Ying

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Spatial and Diurnal Variations of Particulate Matter Concentration of a Pilot-Scale Aviary Layer House in Winter, Yu Wang, Dapeng Li, Suzanne Leonard, Zhengxiang Shi, Hongwei Xin, Lilong Chai, and Baoming Li

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Improving and Testing Methods of Securing Row Cover for Organic Cucurbit Production, Jennifer M. Widmer, H. Mark Hanna, Brian L. Steward, and Kurt A. Rosentrater

Submissions from 2017

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Lab Investigation of Nitrogen Application Timing, Nitrogen Source, and NZoneMax Addition on Nitrate Leaching, Daniel S. Andersen and Carly J. Polson

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Compostable Characteristics of Reject Materials produced during Industrial-Scale Corn Stover Biomass to Ethanol Conversion, Kapil Arora and Daniel Andersen

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Robotic 3D Plant Perception and Leaf Probing with Collision-Free Motion Planning for Automated Indoor Plant Phenotyping, Yin Bao, Lie Tang, and Dylan Shah

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Mitigating Ammonia Emissions from Liquid-Sprayed Litter of Cage-Free Hen House with a Solid Litter Additive, Lilong Chai, Hongwei Xin, Yang Zhao, Tong Wang, Michelle Soupir, and Kai Liu

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Utilizing Six Sigma Methodology for Training Undergraduate Student for Conducting Global Field Research, Kritika Chopra, Shweta Chopra, and Chad Laux

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Efficiently teaching engineering and technology students through effective college–industry partnerships, Shweta Chopra and Kimberly M. Deranek

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Development of the Effective Mentoring of Student Researchers Scale, Arlene Delamora, Brandi N. Geisinger, Dan Li, D. Raj Raman, and Mari Kemis

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Climate Dependent Heat Stress Mitigation Modeling for Dairy Cattle Housing, Katlyn R. DeVoe, Steven J. Hoff, Brett C. Ramirez, and Lance H. Baumgard

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Virtual Operator Models for Off-highway Machine Virtual Prototyping, Yu Du, Michael C. Dorneich, and Brian L. Steward

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Thermal environment assessment and controller performance comparison for a wean-finish barn, Jay D. Harmon, Brett C. Ramirez, and Steven J. Hoff

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Development and evaluation of an evaporation model for predicting sprinkler interval time, Jay D. Harmon, Brett C. Ramirez, Steven J. Hoff, and John F. Patience

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Development, validation and application of a mobile air filter testing unit, Jay D. Harmon, Benjamin C. Smith, Brett C. Ramirez, Steven J. Hoff, and John P. Stinn

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First-Year Mechatronic Experiences: Towards Predicting Student Motivation, John R. Haughery, D. Raj Raman, and Steven Freeman

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Toward Understanding the Impacts, Whys, and Whats Behind Mechatronic-based Projects and Student Motivation, John R. Haughery, D. Raj Raman, Amy L. Kaleita, and Steven A. Freeman

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Assessment of the mechanization of row covers for cucurbit crops, Rachel L. Herzberg, H. Mark Hanna, Brian L. Steward, and Kurt A. Rosentrater

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Economic and Environmental Impact Analysis of Vegetable Production in Bamboo Polyhouse Vs Galvanized Iron Pipe Polyhouse, Harishchandra Jadhav and Kurt A. Rosentrater

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Studies on Ground Corn Flowability as Affected by Particle Size and Moisture Content, H. T. Jadhav, Chinwendu Ozoh, Sai Teja Marripudi, Xiong Cao, and K. A. Rosentrater

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Economic and Environmental Analysis of Greenhouse Crop Production with Special Reference to Low Cost Greenhouses: A Review, H. T. Jadhav and K. A. Rosentrater

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Classifying and Predicting Occupational Incident Severity, Fatemeh Davoudi Kakhki, Steven A. Freeman, and Gretchen A. Mosher

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Choice between LED and Fluorescent Lights by Pullets and Laying Hens, Kai Liu, Hongwei Xin, and Lilong Chai

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Pilot-scale concept of real-time wind speed-matching wind tunnel for measurements of gaseous emissions, Devin Maurer, Jacek A. Koziel, Kelsey M. Bruning, and David B. Parker

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Renewable biocatalyst for swine manure treatment and mitigation of odorous VOCs, ammonia and hydrogen sulfide emissions: Review, Devin Maurer, Jacek A. Koziel, Kelsey M. Bruning, and David B. Parker

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Environmental and economic feasibility study of flocculation process as a treatment of wastewater in ethanol production, Maria C. T. B. Oliveira and Kurt A. Rosentrater

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Life cycle assessment and techno-economic analysis of ethanol production: A review, Maria C. T. B. Oliveira and Kurt A. Rosentrater

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Evaluation of Potential Treatments to Reduce Foaming from Swine Manures, Carly J. Polson and Daniel S. Andersen

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Enhancing Student Success by Combining Pre-enrollment Risk Prediction with Academic Analytics Data, D. Raj Raman and Amy L. Kaleita

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Baby Steps toward Meeting Engineering-rich Science Standards: Approaches and Results from a Short "What is Engineering?" Course for K-5 Pre-service Teachers (Work in Progress), D. Raj Raman, Monica H. Lamm, Sriram Sundararajan, Kristina Maruyama Tank, and Anne T. Estapa

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Calibration of soil compaction behavior using Discrete Element Method (DEM), Mohammad A. Sadek, Mehari Tekeste, and Mojtaba Naderi

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Performance benchmark of yield monitors for mechanical and environmental influences, Jason N. Schuster, Matthew J. Darr, and Robert P. McNaull

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Performance benchmark of yield monitors for mechanical and environmental influences, Jason N. Schuster, Matthew J. Darr, and Robert P. McNaull

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Exploring the Likelihood of Entanglements and Interactions with a PTO Knuckle, Charles V. Schwab and Isaac J. Rempe

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Case Study of Swine Finishing Manure Nutrient Characteristics for Land Application, Benjamin C. Smith; Daniel S. Andersen; Jay D. Harmon; and Iowa Select Farms, Inc.

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Postharvest practices and mycotoxins of maize in three agro-ecological zones of Tanzania, R. A. Suleiman, Kurt A. Rosentrater, and B. Chove

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Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) of Cone Penetration Testing on Soil With Varying Relative Soil Density, Zamir Syed, Mehari Tekeste, and Thomas Way

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Vibrations Levels Assessment of a Robotic Intra-Row Weeder Using Low-Cost Data Acquisition System, Geice P. Villibor, Brian L. Steward, Greg R. Luecke, Daniel M. Queiroz, Lie Tang, and Safal Kshetri

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Field Evaluation of an Electrostatic Air Filtration System for Reducing Incoming Particulate Matter of a Hen House, Yang Zhao, Lilong Chai, Brad Richardson, and Hongwei Xin

Submissions from 2016

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The performance of farm tractors as reported by CAN-BUS measures, Firas Salim Al-Aani, Matthew J. Darr, Benjamin Ross Covington, and Levi John Powell

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Coefficient of Variation of Discharge from Liquid Manure Applicator Distribution Manifolds, Kapil Arora and Daniel S. Andersen

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Teaching Farmland Drainage Design Features to Contractors and Service Providers, Kapil Arora, Matthew J. Helmers, and L. Gregory Brenneman

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Assessing Surface Flowpaths and Vegetative Buffers using ArcGIS Hydrologic Spatial Analysis for Rock Creek Watershed, Central Iowa, M. Bansal, S. K. Mickelson, M. J. Helmers, K. Arora, D. Webber, B. K. Gelder, M. Shrivastav, and C. J. Judge

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Infield Biomass Sorghum Yield Component Traits Extraction Pipeline Using Stereo Vision, Yin Bao, Lie Tang, Patrick Schnable, and Maria G. Salas-Fernandez

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Feasibility of Developing a Sustainable Multidisciplinary Senior Capstone Experience, Jacqulyn Baughman, Gretchen A. Mosher, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, and Tejas Dhadphale

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Military Veterans Affinity Group Program: A Proactive Intervention for Transition to Higher Education, Steven D. Bell, Matthew E. Harvey, and Steven A. Freeman

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Ethics of Food Resource Consumption, Carolina Bermudez, Jake Behrens, and Sai Marripudi

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LCA and TEA of Corn Stover Size Reduction, Xiong Cao and Kurt A. Rosentrater

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Optimization of Low Moisture Anhydrous Ammonia (LMAA) Pretreatment for Corn Stover Enzymatic Digestibility during Hydrolysis Process, Ming-Hsun Cheng, Xiong Cao, Minliang Yang, and Kurt A. Rosentrater

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Techno-Economic Analysis of Integrated Enzyme Assisted Aqueous Extraction of Soybean Oil, Ming-Hsun Cheng, Weitao Zhang, Kurt A. Rosentrater, Jasreen J. K. Sekhon, Tong Wang, Stephanie Jung, and Lawrence A. Johnson