SLAM 360: The full circle of grain quality preservation [Webinar]

(Sponsored by Romer Labs)

March 29th, 2023

Start Time: 1:00 PM Central Time (CT)

Join us for the first installment of SLAM 360 — a new webinar series devoted to education on grain systems Sanitation, Loading, Aeration and Monitoring. Grain quality can never be improved once it’s harvested from the field, but it can be maintained. Storing post-harvest grain is a critical stage in the food and feed supply chain, and grain elevators and storage and handling facilities must lay the groundwork for preserving the quality desired for processing downstream into food or animal feed. Iowa State University’s Dr. Dirk Mair, developer of the SLAM concept, has taught it for three decades and will lend his expertise on today’s grain quality management best practices.

This webinar will broadcast at 1:00 PM CDT (Chicago) / 7:00 PM BST (London) / 2:00 AM CST (Beijing), March 30.


1. The SLAM concept, including what proactive measures to take at each of the four steps and their benefits.
2. How to properly sanitize grain bins, clean grain before binning and protect stored grains and oilseeds from weather, pests, self-heating, molds, and mycotoxins.
3. Methods of monitoring grain for mold and testing for mycotoxins throughout the storage period.


Maier Dirk ISU

Dr. Dirk E. Maier
Director - ISU Kent Corp Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex and Professor for the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University.

Dr. Maier’s research focuses on post-harvest loss prevention, grain operations management, feed technology, value-added processing of agricultural crops, bulk material handling and segregation (IP) and more. He continues to teach onsite and online courses offered by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative, Agribusiness Association of Iowa, Middle East and Africa Feed Technology Training Center, East African Grain Council and others.


Register using the form below, or visit the registration page directly.


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