Conducted research on automated detection of Fusarium head blight (FHB) damaged wheat kernels. FHB causes yield reductions of up to 50% and crop losses in the U.S. have exceeded $1 billion.
The U.S. Quality Grains Research Consortium

NC-213 Impacts

  • Automated detection
  • Measures insect infestation
  • Color image sorting technology
  • Bioactive Compounds
  • Organic systems
  • About Us

    NC-213 is a project team of engineers, scientists, and economists from leading U.S. land grant universities and government research centers that conduct research to create and disseminate the technical knowledge needed to manage quality food safety and bio-security efficiently in world grain.

    To learn more about NC-213, please read our Plan of Work

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    Latest Reports of Progress from Participating Stations - 2015

    To view the latest program agenda, click here.


    NC-213 Annual Meeting 2016 - Meeting Registration is now closed. The registration was extended until February 17. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused our members.


    Nominations for the 2016 Andersons Cereals and Oilseeds Award of Excellence and for the 2016 Andersons Cerreals and Oilseeds Early-in-Career Award of Excellence are no longer being accepted. UPDATE! Congratulations to Joe Needham, The Andersons, Inc., for being awarded the 2016 Andersons Cereals and Oilseeds Award of Excellence and Gretchen Mosher, Iowa State University, for being awarded the 2016 Andersons Early-In-Career Awards of Excellence!

    Latest Grant Opportunity Announced! The Andersons Research Grant Program - Regular Competition 2015 - Submission is closed. Good luck to those of you who submitted a proposal. 

    It is our pleasure to announce that the winning Grant Proposal for The Andersons Research Grant Program – Regular Competition 2015 was submitted by Carol Jones, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University. The Grant Proposal titled; “Evaluating Sealing Quality of Grain Storage Bins Combined with Appropriate Phosphine Application Strategy to Minimize Insect Resistance in U.S.” includes the Team of:


    Mark Casada, USDA-ARS, CGAHR, Manhattan, Kansas

    Rumela Bhadra, Kansas State University

    Frank Arthur, USDA-ARS, CGAHR, Manhattan, Kansas

    Ronaldo Maghirang, Kansas State  University

    Brian Adam, Oklahoma State University

    Dirk Maier, Iowa State University

    Samuel Cook, Kansas State University


    Please join our Office in congratulating Carol and her Team.



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    Awarded Research Grants

    Find awarded grant proposal titles along with complete contact information for the investigators.

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