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
Since the beginning of the NC-151 Committee in 1978, the Andersons Agricultural Research Fund has provided about $50,000 per year which has enabled up to five projects to be funded for two-year periods. A large measure of the success of the NC-151/ NC-213 Committee over its 25-year existence is due to the research funds made available on a recurring basis by the Andersons Agricultural Research Fund.
In September 2000, NC-213 initiated a research grant for Team Research, with the goal of “developing new approaches and technologies to maintain or improve the quality of cereals and oilseeds from harvest to delivery, while preserving the environment and maintaining consumer safety.”