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 - 2016

    NC-213 Annual Meeting 2017 - Call for Papers is Open! Please contact Bill Koshar to reserve your slots! Don't have a title yet? No problem! Reserve your slot(s) now to ensure that you will have an opportunity to present! Remember that we will once again have our Poster Showing with Graduate Student Poster Competition-People's Choice Award. Everyone may show a poster and please share this information with your colleagues.

    To view the latest Program Agenda, please use this link. 

    Meeting Registration for the 2017 Annual Meeting/Technical Sessions with Posting Showing has closed. If you are interested in attending, please contact Bill Koshar at or 330.263.3705. 

    Nominations for the 2017 Andersons Cereals and Oilseeds Award of Excellence and for the 2017 Andersons Cerreals and Oilseeds Early-in-Career Award of Excellence are being accepted. Please contact NC-213 Past Chair - Dr. R.P. Kingsly Ambrose, Purdue University for complete details. Nominations for both Awards are being accepted until Friday, February 10, 2017. 

    Submission Date Ended September 8, 2017. Proposals Selected to be Funded will Soon be Announced. Thank you.

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    Awarded Research Grants

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

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