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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Become A Partner with Us

To be successful in completing our mission, Engineering & Wind Erosion Research Unit, actively seeks partners to collaborate on research activities. 

Below is a list of some of Engineering & Wind Erosion Research Unit's partners/cooperators and a short description of the work we are involved in with our cooperators:

  • Washington State University - Incorporation of the Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) within a comprehensive regional air quality model.
  • National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - The Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) is being developed in response for improved erosion prediction and for use by NRCS and other government agencies and conservation partners.
  • Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) - to assess fugitive dust emissions from the department of defense activities at Ft. Riley, Kansas.
  • QualySense - to develop a sorting device adaptable to the needs of U.S. Agriculture.
  • Kansas State Univ.
    1 - Determine the impact of single kernel and bulk sample properties on milling yield and economics.
    2 - Develop two-dimensional mechanistic models of grain commingling in lab-scale and full-scale bucket elevator boots.
    3- Determine the effect of repeated handling on particle size distribution of dust emissions from corn and wheat during elevator handling.
    4 - Develop grain quality measurement methods to enable sorting for particular attributes and to develop improved storage monitoring methods through innovative use of commercial sensors.
  • Univ. of Kentucky - Univ. of Georgia - Kansas State Univ. -  Incidence and spread of insects from bucket elevator leg boots.


CRADA and Licensing Opportunities

Contact one of Engineering & Wind Erosion Research Unit's scientists if you would like to discuss opportunities for collaboration or partnering.

Instrumentation, Grain Quality Assessment/Sorting, Handling and Storage

Soil Resource Management & Air Quality (Wind Erosion) 

Floyd Dowell
785.776.2753
floyd.dowell@ars.usda.gov 

Larry Wagner
785.537.5544
larry.wagner@ars.usda.gov

Tom Pearson
785.776.2729
thomas.pearson@ars.usda.gov 

Mark Casada
785.776.2758
mark.casada@ars.usda.gov 

Paul Armstrong
785.776.2728
paul.armstrong@ars.usda.gov 

John Tatarko
785.537-5542
john.tatarko@ars.usda.gov

Mark Casada
785.776.2758
mark.casada@ars.usda.gov

 

For more information about partnering with ARS in the Northern Plains Area (NPA) contact:

Bryan Kaphammer, Ph.D
Technology Transfer Coordinator
USDA, ARS
2150 Centre Avenue, Building D
Suite 300, Room 3053
Fort Collins, CO   80526
Telephone:  970.492.7028     Fax:   970.492.7023

email:   bryan.kaphammer@ars.usda.gov   

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Visit the Northern Plains Area page for more information on partnering opportunities in the NPA.

For specific information on ARS partnering opportunities, please visit the ARS Partnering website or click on one of the categories below.



Last Modified: 3/23/2011