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National Program 306: Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products
2000-2010 Action Plan (modified in 2004)
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1 - INTRODUCTION
2 - COMPONENT 1. Quality Characterization, Preservation, and Enhancement
3 - COMPONENT 2. New Processes, New Uses, and Value-Added Foods and Biobased Products
4 - CRIS Projects
CRIS Projects
CRIS Projects

CRIS Projects with Primary Effort in National Program 306  (by program component and location)

Component 1.  Quality Characterization, Preservation, and Enhancement

Location/Lead Scientist

NP Codes/ Percentage

Research Project Number and Title

Beltsville Area

 

Beltsville, MD

 

 

M. Solomon

NP 306 (70%) NP 108 (30%)

1265-41420-003-00D -- New Technologies to Improve and Assess Meat Quality and Safety

S. Delwiche

NP 306 (100%)

1265-44000-006-00D -- Rapid and Objective Assessment of Quality in Small Grains for Regulation, Bleeding, and Processing

B. Whitaker

NP 306(100%)  

1275-43000-007-00D -- Quality Maintenance and Food Safety of Fresh and Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables

C. Wang

NP 306 (100%)

1275-43440-001-00D -- Quality Maintenance and Evaluation of Fresh Produce

Midwest Area

 

Wooster, OH

 

 

C. Gaines

NP 306 (70%) NP 301 (30%)

3607-43440-00400D -- Genetic Basis for the Biochemical Determinants of Wheat Quality

Peoria, IL

 

 

K. Warner

NP 306 (100%)

3620-44000-044-00D -- Optimizing Flavor Quality and Oxidative Stability of Commodity Vegetable Oils

VACANT

NP 306 (70%) NP 301 (30%)

3620-43000-005-00D -- Coordinated Analysis of Soybean Breeding Germplasm

East Lansing, MI

 

 

G. Hosfield

NP 306 (60%) NP 201 (40%)

3635-21430-005-00D -- Post-Harvest Sanitation of Cucumbers

R. Lu

NP 306 (100%)

3635-43000-003-00D -- Development of Non-Destructive Sensing Technologies to Assess Postharvest...Deciduous Tree Fruits

Madison, WI

 

 

B.Jones

NP 306 (100%)

3655-43440-002-00D -- Research on Malting Quality Improvement in Barley

Pacific West Area

 

Fresno, CA

 

 

J. Smilanick

NP 306 (70%)

NP 303 (30%)

5302-43000-029-00D -- Emerging Technologies to Maintain Postharvest Quality and Control Decay of Fruit Commodities

Albany, CA

 

 

B. Ishida

NP 306 (60%)

NP 301 (40%)

5325-21430-009-00D -- Enhanced Production of High-Value Carotenoids in Tomato

R. Haff

NP 306 (100%)

5325-44000-004-00D -- Sorting Agricultural Materials for Defects and Inclusions Using Imaging and Physical Methods

Pullman, WA

 

 

C. Morris

NP 306 (70%)

NP 301 (30%)

5348-43440-003-00D -- Enhance Wheat Quality and Utilization

Wenatchee, WA

 

 

E. Curry 

NP306 (100%)

5350-43000-003-00D -- Enhance Market Quality, Reduce Postharvest Loss, and Increase Utilization of Deciduous Tree Fruits

Manhattan, KS

 

 

M. Casada

NP 306 (100%)

5430-43440-004-00D -- Improved Handling and Storage Systems for Grain Quality Maintenance and Measurement

T. Pearson

NP 306 (100%)

5430-44000-014-00D -- Objective Grading and End-Use Property Assessment of Single Kernels and Bulk Grain Samples

M. Tilley 

NP 306 (100%)

5430-44000-010-00D -- Characterization of Grain Biochemical Components Responsible for End-Use Quality

S. Bean NP 306 (100%) 5430-44000-012-00D -- New Uses of Grain Sorghum

O. Chung

NP 306 (100%)

5430-44000-013-00D -- Determination and Characterization of Wheat Quality

Fargo, ND

 

 

J. Suttle

NP 306 (60%)

NP 302 (40%)

5442-21430-003-00D -- Improving Potato Market Quality Through Postharvest Physiology

D. Doehlert

NP 306 (70%)

NP 301 (30%)

5442-21440-003-00D -- Oat Quality Improvement for Food, Feed, and Value-Added Appllication

G. Hareland

NP 306 (70%)

NP 301 (30%)

5442-43440-005-00D -- Hard Red Spring and Durum Wheat Processing and End-Use Quality

M. Glynn

NP 306 (100%)

5442-43440-006-00D -- Evaluation of Processing and Storage Capabilities of New and Established Potato Germplasm

Southern Plains Area

 

Weslaco, TX

 

 

G. Lester

NP 306 (100%)

6204-43000-010-00D -- Mechanisms to Enhance Postharvest Quality and Manage Quarantined Pests of Fruits and Vegetables

Lubbock, TX

 

 

A. Brashears

NP 306 (70%)

NP 305 (30%)

6208-21410-004-00D -- Development of Harvesting and Ginning Processes to Enhance the Textile Utility of Stripper Cotton

Lane, OK

 

 

V. Perkins

NP 306 (100%)

6222-43000-006-00D -- Postharvest Quality, Physiology, and Phytonutrient Content of Vegetables and Small Fruits

Las Cruces, NM

 

 

S. Hughs

NP 306 (70%)
NP 203 (30%)

6235-41440-004-00D -- Develop, Enhance, and Transfer Gin Technology to Improve FiberQuality and Farm Profits

Mid South Area

 

Stoneville, MS

 

 

W. Anthony

NP 306 (100%)

6402-41000-005-00D -- New Technologies in Cotton Ginning to Enhance Fiber Quality and Value

New Orleans, LA

 

 

G. Davidonis

NP 306 (60%)

NP 302 (40%)

6435-21430-002-00D -- Pre-Harvest Environmental Effects on Cotton Fiber Quality

D. Thibodeaux

NP 306 (100%)

6435-44000-066-00D -- Enhanced Cotton Fiber Quality through Improvements in Measurement Technology and Genetic Engineering

A. French

NP 306 (100%)

6435-44000-065-00D -- Structural Sources of Variation in Cotton Fiber Quality

J. Montalvo

NP 306 (100%)

6435-44000-062-00D -- Development of Improved Instrumentation to Measure Cotton Maturity and Fineness

G. Eggleston

NP 306 (100%)

6435-41000-072-00D -- Losses of Sucrose and Other Sugars During Processing of Sugarbeet and Sugarcane

A. DeLucca 

NP 306 (70%)

NP 303 (30%)

6435-41000-078-00D -- Genetic Up-Regulation of Antifungal Natural Products for Post Harvest Crop Protection

S. Chung

NP 306 (100%)

6435-43440-010-00D -- Peanut Allergenicity as Affected by By End Products During Roasting

C. Grimm

NP 306 (100%)

6435-44000-063-00D -- Crop Sensory Quality:  Basic Understanding and Instrumental Assessment

O. Lamikanra

NP 306 (100%)

6435-44000-064-00D -- Improving the Sensory Quality and Shelf-Life of Fresh-Cut Fruit Products

K. Robert

NP 306 (100%)

6435-41440-007-00D -- Study of Short Fiber Content, Length Distribution, and Breakage in Cotton Textile Processing

South Atlantic Area

 

Dawson, GA

 

 

C. Butts

NP 306 (100%)  

6604-41430-001-00D -- Improve US Peanut Competitiveness Through Improvements in Measurement Technology and Genetic Engineering

Athens, GA

 

 

S. Nelson

NP 306 (100%)

6612-44000-020-00D -- Sensing Moisture Content and Quality of Grain and Other Agricultural Products by Dielectric Properties

F. Barton

NP 306 (100%)

6612-44000-021-00D -- Spectroscopic Sensors and Multivariate Calibration Methods for Quality Assessment of Commodities

B. Lyon

NP 306 (100%)

6612-44000-018-00D -- Sensory and Physiochemical Property Relationships in Food that Define and Predict End-Use Quality

Winter Haven, FL

 

 

R. Hagenmaier

NP 306 (100%)

6621-41430-004-00D -- Enhancement of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Quality with Edible Coatings and Other Technologies

E. Baldwin

NP 306 (100%)

6621-41440-002-00D -- Enhanced Fruit and Fruit Product Quality Using Analytical/Sensory Methods to Improve Processing

Raleigh, NC

 

 

T. Sanders

NP 306 (100%)

6645-43440-008-00D -- Development and Maintenance of Flavor and Shelf Life in Peanuts

T. Sanders

NP 306 (100%)

6645-43440-006-00D -- Evaluate/Develop Technology for Increased Grading Efficiency, Food Safety, and Quality of Peanuts

T. Sanders

NP 306 (100%)

6645-43440-008-00D -- Development and Maintenance of Flavor and Shelf-Life in Peanuts Through Improved Handling, Processing and Use of Genetic Resources

T. Whitaker

NP 306 (100%)

6645-44000-008-00D -- Improve the Detection of Foreign Material, Genetically Modified Seed, and Mycotoxins in Agricultural Commodities

Clemson, SC

 

 

D. McAlister III

NP 306 (100%)

6655-41440-002-00D -- Fiber Quality Measurements, Processing Efficiency and End Use Quality

Component 2.  New Processes, New Uses, and Value-Added Foods and Biobased Products

Location/Lead Scientist

NP Codes/ Percentage

Research Project Number and Title

North Atlantic Area

 

Wyndmoor, PA

 

 

H. Farrell

NP 306 (70%)

NP 101 (30%)

1935-31440-002-00D -- Molecular Basis for Improved Milk Protein Based Dairy Products

D. Van Hekken

NP 306 (100%)

1935-41000-051-00D -- Processing Methods for Specialty Cheeses with Unique Functional Properties

C. Onwulata

NP 306 (100%)

1935-41000-052-00D -- New and Improved Processes to Foster Utilization of Milk Components

G. Somkuti

NP 306 (100%)

1935-41000-056-00D -- Development of Lactic Fermentation Bacteria for the Production of Bioactive Food Ingredients

P. Tomasula

NP 306 (100%)

1935-41000-058-00D -- Protein Processing Using High-Pressure Gases and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

M. Fishman

NP 306 (100%)

1935-41000-057-00D -- Sustainable Technologies for Polysaccharide-Based Functional Foods and Biobased Products

T. Foglia

NP 306 (60%)

NP 307 (40%)

1935-41000-060-00D -- New Processes for Obtaining Biofuels and Other Value-Added Products from Agricultural Lipids

D. Solaiman

NP 306 (100%)

1935-41000-061-00D -- Bioconversion of Agricultural Fats, Oils, and Their Derivatives into Value-Added Biopolymers

W. Marmer

NP 306 (100%)

1935-41440-010-00D -- Improving the Production Efficiency, Quality and Durability of Leather

W. Marmer

NP 306 (100%)

1935-41440-012-00D -- Conversion of Proteinaceous Rendering Byproducts into Marketable Materials

E. Brown

NP 306 (100%)

1935-41440-011-00D -- Biocatalytic Methods for Processing of Hides, Leather, and Wool

D. Johnston NP 306 (70%)
NP 307 (30%)
1935-41000-059 -- Enzyme-based Technologies for Milling Grains and Producing Biobased Products and Fuel

Midwest Area

 

Peoria, IL

 

 

A. Hewings

NP 306 (100%)

0500-00035-003-00D -- Biotechnology Research and Development Corporation (BRDC)

M. Berhow NP 306 (100%) 3620-41000-106-00D -- Characterization of Health-Related Phytochemicals From Soy and Other Agricultural Crops

S. Erhan

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41000-101-00D -- Chemical Systems for the Conversion of Vegetable Oils to Industrial Products

G. List

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41000-081-00D -- Functionality, Structure, and Quality Interactions in Food Oil Systems

J. Lawton

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41000-105-00D -- Chemistry and Processing of Cereal and Soy Based Co-Products for Nonfood Utilization

J. Lawton

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41000-107-00D -- Characterization and Optimization of Adhesion in Starch-Polymer Composites

R. Shogren 

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41000-088-00D -- Modification of Natural Polymers by Thermo-Mechanical Processing

J. Willett

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41000-104-00D -- Biochemical Modification and Degradation of Biobased Materials

G. Inglett

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41000-103-00D -- Heart Healthy Foods:  Enzymatic and Physical Modifications of Carbohydrates

G. Fanta

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41000-089-00D -- Preparation, Properties, and Commercial Applications of Starch-Lipid Composites (Fantesk)

A.Mohamed 

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41440-017-00D -- Development of Value-Added Products from Seed Proteins:   Rheological Properties, Performance

C. Carriere

NP 306 (100%)

3620-44000-046-00D -- Rheological and Interfacial Properties of Bio-Based Materials and Food Products

G. Cote

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41000-093-00D -- Novel Carbohydrate-Based Materials via Bioconversion Processes

C. Skory

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41000-080-00D -- Conversion of Renewable Materials into Bioproducts through Fungal, Enzymatic, and Plant Technologies

C. Hou

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41000-095-00D -- Biocatalytic Processes for Converting Soybean Oil to Value-Added Industrial Products

F. Eller

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41000-102-00D -- Green Chemistry for Oilseed Extraction

T. Isbell

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41000-092-00D -- New Crops for Industrial Products

J. Laszlo

NP 306 (100%)

3620-41000-100-00D -- Biocatalytic Transformation of Plant Lipids in Unconventional Fluids

Madison, WI

 

 

P. Weimer NP 306 (60%)
NP 307 (40%)
3655-41000-003-00D -- Value Added Products from Plant Materials

D. Peterson

NP 306 (60%)
NP 302 (40%)

3655-21000-031-00D -- Improving the Nutrient and Phytonutrient Status of  Oats and Barley

Pacific West Area

 

Albany, CA

 

 

G. Glenn

NP 306 (70%)
NP 307 (30%)

5325-41000-039-00D -- Development of Biopolymer Composites for Industrial and Food Applications

G. Takeoka

NP 306 (60%)

NP 304 (40%)

5325-41000-036-00D -- Control of Nutritional and Sensory Properties of New Extruded Foods from Grain and Legumes

W. Yokoyama 

NP 306 (100%)

5325-41440-003-00D -- Enhancing Functional and Health Promoting Properties of  Grains and Cereal Plants through Processing

T. McKeon

NP 306 (100%)

5325-21000-006-00D -- Technology to Enhance Soybean Oil for Food and Non Food Uses

T. McHugh

NP 306 (100%)

5325-41000-038-00D -- Improved Utilization of Fruits and Vegetables as Formed and Restructured Products

G. Robertson

NP 306 (100%)

5325-41000-037-00D -- Enabling Technologies for Wheat Starch and Protein Separation, Drying, and Utilization

G. Manners

NP 306 (70%)

NP 107 (30%)

5325-41430-008-00D -- Citrus Quality Improvement and Improved Processed By-Product Utilization

K. Cornish NP 306 (70%)
NP 302 (30%)
5325-41000-040-00D -- Biotechnological Development of Domestic Natural Rubber-Producing Industrial Crops

Mid South Area

 

Oxford, MS

 

 

D. Wedge

NP 306 (60%)

NP 106 (40%)

6408-23430-001-00D -- Discovery of Natural Products for Control of Microbial Pests and Diseases in Agriculture

M. Tellez

NP 306 (70%)

NP 302 (30%)

6408-41000-002-00D -- Chemistry of Natural Products for Pest Management

New Orleans, LA

 

 

N. Sachinvala 

NP 306 (100%)

6435-41000-081-00D -- Polymer Modified Cotton and Cotton Composites

W. Marshall

NP 306 (100%)

6435-41000-084-00D -- Agricultural By-Products as Adsorbents for Environmental Remediation

A. Pepperman

NP 306 (100%)

6435-41000-083-00D --Enzymatic Processes for Increasing Industrial Utilization of Vegetable Oils

P. Wan

NP 306 (100%)

6435-41000-082-00D -- Development of Processes to Improve Oilseed Utilization

E. Mullaney

NP 306 (70%)

NP 201 (30%)

6435-13410-002-00D -- Development of an Enzyme-Based Technology to Reduce Phosphate Pollution of the...in Plants

E. Champagne

NP 306 (100%)

6435-41000-073-00D -- Capturing the Unique Nutritional and Functional Properties of Rice in Value-Added Products

M. Dowd

NP 306 (100%)

6435-41000-075-00D -- Development of Environmentally Acceptable Technologies for Processing Corn

E. Blanchard

NP 306 (100%)

6435-41430-003-00D -- Improved Cotton Textile Performance and Processing Systems 

D. Parikh

NP 306 (100%)

6435-41000-070-00D -- Nonwoven Fabrics/ Composites from Cotton and Other Natural Fibers

A. Sawhney

NP 306 (100%)

6435-41000-076-00D -- Development of Technology for Weaving Sizeless Cotton Warps on Modern High Speed Weaving Machines

L. Kimmel

NP 306 (100%)

6435-41000-077-00D -- Improved Methods for the Production of Superior Textiles from Naturally Colored Cotton

J. Edwards NP 306 (100%) 6435-41000-086-00D -- Improved Performance and Novel Properties Vila Biochemical Modificaiton of Cotton Fabric as Medical Textiles

South Atlantic Area

 

Athens, GA

 

 

D. Akin

NP 306 (100%)

6612-44000-019-00D -- Value-Added, Biobased Products Through Microbial Treatments

Winter Haven, FL

 

 

J. Manthey 

NP 306 (100%)

6621-41000-010-00D -- Recovery of Value-Added Products from Citrus Processing Waste

Raleigh, NC

 

 

H. Fleming

NP 306 (70%)

NP 108 (30%)

6645-41420-002-00D -- Food Safety, Waste Minimization, and Value Enhancement of Fermented and Lightly Processed Vegetables

CRIS Projects with Secondary Effort in National Program 306 (by program component and location)

Component 1.  Quality Characterization, Preservation, and Enhancement

Location/Lead Scientist

NP Codes/ Percentage

Research Project Number and Title

Beltsville Area

 

 

Beltsville, MD

 

 

W. Conway

NP 306 (40%)

NP 303 (60%)

1275-42430-008-00D -- Control Strategies to Reduce Postharvest Decay of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

North Atlantic Area

 

 

Kearneysville, WV

 

 

D. Peterson

NP 306 (40%)

NP 305 (60%)

1931-21440-002-00DHarvest Mechanization for Tree Fruits and Automated Sorting Systems for Apples

Wyndmoor, PA

 

 

P. Tomasula

NP 306 (40%)

NP 103 (60%)

1935-41000-062-00D - Biosecurity of Milk from the Farm to the Dairy Processing Plant

Midwest Area

 

 

Madison, WI

 

 

D. Peterson

NP 306 (40%)

NP 302 (60%)

3655-21000-031-00D -- Improving the Nutrient and Phytonutrient Status of Oats and Barley

Pacific West Area

 

 

Albany, CA

 

 

A. Blechl

NP 306 (30%)

NP 302 (70%)

5325-21430-006-00D -- Production of Germplasm and Molecular Resources for Wheat Improvement

W. Hurkman

NP 306 (40%

NP 302 (60%)

5325-43000-025-00D -- Molecular Analysis of Environmental Effects on Wheat Grain Development, Productivity and Quality

Wenatchee, WA

 

 

R. Roberts

NP 306 (40%)

NP 303 (60%)

5350-22000-009-00D -- Biology and Systematics of Microorganisms that Affect Tree Fruit Marketability

Aberdeen, ID

 

 

V. Raboy

NP 306 (40%)

NP 301 (60%)

5366-21000-019-00D -- Grain Quality Genetics

Northern Plains Area

 

 

Lincoln, NE

 

 

R. Graybosch

NP 306 (40%)

NP 301 (60%)

5440-21000-023-00D -- Genetic Improvement and Evaluation of Winter Wheat and Oats

J.  Pedersen

NP 306 (30%)

NP 301 (70%)

5440-21220-024-00D -- Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Feed Quality and Agronomic Fitness

Southern Plains Area

 

 

Lane, Oklahoma

 

 

B. Bruton

NP 306 (40%)

NP 303 (60%)

6222-22430-001-00D -- Management Systems for Control of Preharvest and Postharvest Diseases of Cucurbits

Mid South Area

 

 

New Orleans, LA

 

 

B. Triplett

NP 306 (30%)

NP 302 (70%)

6435-21440-002-00D -- Molecular Analysis of Development to Improve Cotton Fiber

B. Hurlburt

NP 306 (30%)

NP 106 (70%)

6435-43440-040-00D -- Mitigation of Off-Flavors in Catfish Aquaculture Systems

South Atlantic Area

 

 

Dawson, GA

 

 

M. Lamb

NP 306 (30%)

NP 207 (70%)

6604-64000-004-00D -- Develop Systems Technology for Economic Peanut Production

Athens, GA

 

 

C. Lyon

NP 306 (40%)

NP 108 (60%)

6612-41420-008-00D -- Effects of Processing Treatments on Safety and Quality of Raw and Cooked Poultry Products

Component 2.  New Processes, New Uses, and Value-Added Foods and Biobased Products

Location/Lead Scientist

NP Codes/ Percentage

Research Project Number and Title

North Atlantic Area 

 

 

Ithaca, NY

 

 

D. Gibson

NP 306 (40%)

NP 301 (60%)

1907-22410-002-00D -- Microbial and Plant Genetic Resources for Biological Control and High-Value Uses

Wyndmoor, PA

 

 

R. Moreau

NP 306 (40%)

NP 307 (60%)

New Biobased Products to Increase Demand for Grains

K. Hicks

NP 306 (30%)

NP 307 (70%)

1935-41000-055-00D -- Improving the Economic Competitiveness of Ethanol Production

M. Kozempel

NP 306 (30%)

NP 108 (70%)

1935-41420-008-00D -- Development of Gentle Intervention Processes to Enhance the Safety of Heat Sensitive Food

Midwest Area

 

 

Peoria, IL

 

 

M. Jackson

NP 306 (30%)

NP 304 (70%)

3620-22410-004-00D -- Production and Stabilization of Living Microbial Agents

D. Labeda

NP 306 (40%)

NP 301 (60%)

3620-22410-005-00D -- Development and Characterization of the ARS Microbial Germplasm Collection

D. Schisler

NP 306 (40%)

NP 303 (60%

3620-22410-006-00D -- Mass Production and Formulation of Bacterial Antagonists of Fungal Root and Tuber Diseases

B. Dien

NP 306 (40%)

NP 307 (60%)

3620-41000-084-00D -- Bioprocess and Metabolic Engineering Technologies for Biofuels and Value-Added Coproducts

S. Erhan

NP 306 (30%)

NP 307 (70%)

3620-41000-087-00D -- Vegetable Oil-Based Alternative diesel Fuels, Extenders, and Additives

P. Slininger

NP 306 (30%)

NP 307 (70%)

3620-41000-096-00D -- Stress-Tolerant Microbes for Lower Cost Production of Bioenergy and Bioproducts

B. Saha

NP 306 (30%)

NP 307 (70%)

3620-41000-097-00D -- Bioprocess Engineering to Convert Biomass to Biofuel

Vacant

NP 306 (30%)

NP 307 (70%)

3620-41000-098-00D -- Biocatalysts to Produce Biofuels

Pacific West Area

 

 

Albany, CA

 

 

D. Wong

NP 306 (40%)

NP 307 (60%)

5325-41000-035-00D -- Conversion of Crops to Products with Higher Added Value Through Directed Molecular Evolution

W. Riedell

NP 306 (40%)

NP 307 (60%)

5447-41000-001-00D - Fiber Extrusion to Improve Use and Production of Ethanol Byproducts

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