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 - 2017

    NC-213 Annual Meeting 2018 - We will soon give an update on our Annual Meeting and please look for an article in our next Grain Quality Newsletter. Thank you.

    Submission Date Ended September 8, 2017. Proposals Selected to be Funded:

    “Wireless Sensors for Quality Monitoring and Management of Stored Grain Inventories.”

    Dirk E. Maier, Iowa State University


    “Role of Worker Decision Making in Effective Food Safety Modernization Act (F.S.M.A.) Implementation.”

    Gretchen Mosher, Iowa State University


    Please join the NC-213 Administrator Advisor/Coordinator, David A. Benfield, in congratulating these individuals and their proposals. Thank you. Bill Koshar, NC-213 Administrative Support


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    Awarded Research Grants

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

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