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 - 2014
    NC-213 Annual Meeting - 2015. Thanks to everyone for a very successful NC-213 Annual Meeting!

    2015 Andersons Cereals and Oilseeds Award of Excellence and Early-in-Career Award. Nominate someone or a team today! Click here for the nomination material. The deadline is extended and a winner is planned to be announced at the upcoming 2015 International Grain Quality and Food Safety Conference - August 2015.

    Latest Grant Opportunity Announced! The Andersons Research Grant Program - Team Competition 2014 - Awarded Team: Project Contact: Mark Casada, USDA/ARS/CGAHR, Manhattan. Kansas State University: R.P. Kingsly Ambrose, Rumela Bhadra, Josephine Boac. University of Kentucky: Mike Montross and Sam McNeill. University of Georgia: Sidney Thompson. Title: "Determining Time, Aeration, and Loading Cycle Effects on Grain Packing."


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    Awarded Research Grants

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

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