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.
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The U.S. Quality Grains Research Consortium

Automated detection

Conducted research on automated detection of fusarium head blight (FHB) damaged whear kernels. FHB causes yield reductions of up to 50% and crop losses in the U.S. have exceeded $1 billion. In addition, FHB can produce the toxins that must be eblow FDA guidelines. This technology will help the grain industry detect FHB and improve the safety of the U.S. food supply. The technology can also be used to rapidly screen new wheat lines for FHB resistance.