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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: OBJECTIVE GRADING AND END-USE PROPERTY ASSESSMENT OF SINGLE KERNELS AND BULK GRAIN SAMPLES

Location: Engineering and Wind Erosion Research Unit

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Technical Note: Characteristics and Sorting of White Food Corn Contaminated with Mycotoxins     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, T.C., Wicklow, D.T., Brabec, D.L. 2010. Technical Note: Characteristics and Sorting of White Food Corn Contaminated with Mycotoxins. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 26(1):109-113.
NIR absorbance characteristics of deoxynivalenol and of sound and Fusarium-damaged wheat kernels     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peiris, K., Pumphrey, M.O., Dowell, F.E. 2009. NIR absorbance characteristics of deoxynivalenol and of sound and Fusarium-damaged wheat kernels. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy. 17:213-221. doi: 10.1255/jnirs.846.
Technical Note: Measuring Grain and Insect Characteristics using NIR Laser Array Technology     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowell, F.E., Maghirang, E.B., Jayaraman, V. 2010. Technical Note: Measuring Grain and Insect Characteristics using NIR Laser Array Technology. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 26(1):165-169.
Prediction of maize seed attributes using a rapid single kernel near infrared instrument     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tallada, J.G., Palacios-Rojas, N., Armstrong, P.R. 2009. Prediction of maize seed attributes using a rapid single kernel near infrared instrument. Journal of Cereal Science. 50(3):381-387.
Comparison of Three Near Infrared Spectrophotometers for Infestation Detection in Wild Blueberries Using Multivariate Calibration Models     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peshlov, B.N., Dowell, F.E., Drummond, F.A., Donahue, D.W. 2009. Comparison of Three Near Infrared Spectrophotometers for Infestation Detection in Wild Blueberries Using Multivariate Calibration Models. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy. 17:203-212.
Non-destructive Determination of Age and Species of Anopheles gambiae s.l. Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mayagaya, V.S., Michel, K., Benedict, M.Q., Killeen, G.F., Wirtz, R.A., Ferguson, H.M., Dowell, F.E. 2009. Non-destructive Determination of Age and Species of Anopheles gambiae s.l. Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 81(4):622-630.
Hardware-based image processing for high-speed inspection of grains     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, T.C. 2009. Hardware-based image processing for high-speed inspection of grains. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 69(1):12-18.
High-Throughput Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy for Predicting Quantitative and Qualitative Composition Phenotypes of Individual Maize Kernels     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spielbauer, G., Armstrong, P.R., Baier, J., Allen, W.B., Richardson, K., Shen, B., Settles, M. 2009. High-Throughput Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy for Predicting Quantitative and Qualitative Composition Phenotypes of Individual Maize Kernels. Cereal Chemistry. 86(5):556-564.
Automated Single-Kernel Sorting to Select for Quality Traits in Wheat Breeding Lines     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowell, F.E., Maghirang, E.B., Baenziger, P. 2009. Automated Single-Kernel Sorting to Select for Quality Traits in Wheat Breeding Lines. Cereal Chemistry. 86(5):527-533. doi: 10-1094/CCHEM-86-5-0527.
Simultaneous monitoring of stored grain with relative humidity, temperature, and carbon dioxide sensors     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzales, H., Armstrong, P.R., Maghirang, R.G. 2009. Simultaneous Monitoring of Stored Grain With Relative Humidity, Temperature, and Carbon Dioxide Sensors. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 25(4):595-604.
Visible and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Detects Honey Bee Queen Insemination     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Webster, T.C., Dowell, F.E., Maghirang, E.B., Thacker, E.M. 2009. Visible and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Detects Honey Bee Queen Insemination. Apidologie. 40(5):565-569.
Visible and near-infrared spectroscopy detects queen honey bee insemination     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Webster, T.C., Dowell, F.E., Maghirang, E.B., Thacker, E.M. 2009. Visible and near-infrared spectroscopy detects queen honey bee insemination. Apidologie. 40(5):565-569.
Selecting and Sorting Waxy Wheat Kernels Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowell, F.E., Maghirang, E.B., Graybosch, R.A., Berzonsky, W.A., Delwiche, S.R. 2009. Selecting and Sorting Waxy Wheat Kernels Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Cereal Chemistry. 86(3):251-255.
Predicting the concentration and specific gravity of biodiesel-diesel blends using near-infrared spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coronado, M., Yuan, W., Wang, D., Dowell, F.E. 2009. Predicting the concentration and specific gravity of biodiesel-diesel blends using near-infrared spectroscopy. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 25(2): 217-221.
Use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Age-Grade and Identify Siblings of Anopheles Gambiae Complex     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Dowell, F.E., Mayagaya, V., Michel, K., Ferguson, H., Benedict, M., Wirtz, R. Use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Age-Grade and Identify Siblings of Anopheles Gambiae Complex. Meeting abstract. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 57th Annual Meeting; December 7-11, 2008; New Orleans, LA
NIR optical characteristics of Deoxynivalenol     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
(28-Oct-08)
Color image based sorter for separating red and white wheat     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, T.C., Brabec, D.L., Haley, S. 2008. Color image based sorter for separating red and white wheat. Sensing and Instrumentation for Food Quality and Safety. 2:280-288.
Near-infrared versus visual sorting of Fusarium-damaged kernels in winter wheat     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wegulo, S.N., Dowell, F.E. 2008. Near-infrared versus visual sorting of Fusarium-damaged kernels in winter wheat. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 88: 1087-1089.
Detecting Counterfeit Antimalarial Tablets by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowell, F.E., Maghirang, E.B., Fernandez, F.M., Newton, P.N., Green, M.D. 2008. Detecting Counterfeit Antimalarial Tablets by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis. 48:1011-1014. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpba.2008.06.024.
Nirs Method for Precise Identification of Fusarium Damaged Wheat Kernels - (Abstract Only)
Peiris, K., Pumphrey, M.O., Dong, Y., Dowell, F.E. 2008. NIRS method for precise identification of fusarium damaged wheat kernels. Presented at the AACC International Annual meeting September 21-24, 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii. Meeting Abstract. Cereal Foods World 53:A73.
Progress on development and application of single kernel NIR sorting technology for assessment of FHB resistance in wheat germplasm     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Peiris, K.S., Pumphrey, M.O., Dong, Y., Wegulo, S., Berzonsky, W., Baenziger, P.S., Dowell, F.E. 2009. Progress on development and application of single kernel NIR sorting technology for assessment of FHB resistance in wheat germplasm. National Fusarium Head Blight Forum Proceedings. Session 5, page 192.
Improved discrimination of soft and hard white wheat using SKCS and imaging parameters     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, T.C., Brabec, D.L., Dogan, H. 2008. Improved discrimination of soft and hard white wheat using the SKCS and imaging parameters. Sensing and Instrumentation for Food Quality and Safety. 3:89-99.
Evaluation of visual and optical sorting of Fusarium damaged kernels in winter wheat     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Wegulo, S.N., Dowell, F.E. Evaluation of visual and optical sorting of Fusarium damaged kernels in winter wheat. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. Phytopathology 98:S167.
Applying Single Kernel Sorting Technology to Developing Scab Resistant Lines     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Dowell, F.E., Maghirang, E.B. 2007. Applying Single Kernel Sorting Technology to Developing Scab Resistant Lines. Proceedings of the 2007 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum. pg. 176.
Separating waxy from wild-type kernels using an automated NIR sorting system - (Abstract Only)
Dowell, F.E., Graybosch, R.A., Berzonsky, W.A., Delwiche, S.R. 2007. Separating waxy from wild-type kernels using an automated NIR sorting system. Meeting Abstract.
The Relationship of Bread Quality to Kernel, Flour, and Dough Properties     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowell, F.E., Maghirang, E.B., Pierce, R.0., Lookhart, G.L., Bean, S., Xie, F., Caley, M.S., Wilson, J.D., Seabourn, B.W., Ram, M.S., Park, S., Chung, O.K. 2008. The Relationship of Bread Quality to Kernel, Flour, and Dough Properties. Cereal Chemistry. 85(1):82-91. Online. doi: 10.1094/CCHEM-85-1-0082. Available http://cerealchemistry.aaccnet.org/toc/cchem/85/1.
The Effect of Moisture Content on Determining Corn Hardness from Grinding Time and Grinding Energy, and Hardness Prediction Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Armstrong, P.R., Lingenfelser, J., Mckinney, L. 2007. The Effect of Moisture Content on Determining Corn Hardness from Grinding Time and Grinding Energy, and Hardness Prediction Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. Vol. 23(6):793-799.
The Relationship Between Single Wheat Kernel Particle Size Distribution and the Perten SKCS 4100 Hardness Index     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, T.C., Wilson, J.D., Gwirtz, J., Maghirang, E.B., Dowell, F.E., Mccluskey, P., Bean, S. 2007. The Relationship Between Single Wheat Kernel Particle Size Distribution and the Perten SKCS 4100 Hardness Index. Cereal Chemistry. 84(6):567-575. Online. doi:10.1094/CCHEM-84-6-0567.
Effect of Antimicrobial Agents and Dough Conditioners on the Shelf-Life Extension and Quality of Flat Bread, As Determined by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abughoush, M., Herald, T., Dowell, F.E., Xie, F., Aramouni, F., Walker, C. 2008. Effect of antimicrobial agents and dough conditioners on the shelf-life extension and quality of flat bread, as determined by near-infrared spectroscopy. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 43(2):365-372. Online. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.2007.01625.x
Mechanical-Acoustic and Sensory Evaluations of Corn Starch-Whey Protein Isolate Extrudates     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheng, E.M., Alavi, S., Pearson, T.C., Agbisit, R. 2007. Mechanical-Acoustic and Sensory Evaluations of Corn Starch-Whey Protein Isolate Extrudates. Journal of Texture Studies. Vol. 38(4):473-498.
Improving Grain Breeding Programs Through NIR-Based Single-Kernel Sorting - (Abstract Only)
(13-Apr-07)
Detection of Wheat Kernels with Hidden Insect Infestations Using an Electrically Conductive Roller Mill     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, T.C., Brabec, D.L. 2007. Detection of Wheat Kernels with Hidden Insect Infestations Using an Electrically Conductive Roller Mill. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 23(5):639-645.
A Unique Approach to Micronization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gwirtz, J., Hosney, C.R., Dowell, F.E., Hubbard, R. 2007. A unique approach to micronization. International Miller. 06/07:60-66.
Differentiating Tobacco Budworm and Corn Earworm Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fengyou, J., Maghirang, E.B., Dowell, F.E., Abel, C.A., Sonny, R. 2007. Differentiating Tobacco Budworm and Corn Earworm Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Journal of Economic Entomology. Vol.100(3):759-764.
Single Kernel Sorting Technology for Enhancing Scab Resistance and Grain Quality     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Dowell, F.E., Maghirang, E.B., Baenziger, P.S. 2006. Single Kernel Sorting Technology for Enhancing Scab Resistance and Grain Quality. Proceedings of the 2006 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum, December 10-12, 2006, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. p. 96.
Identification of termite species and subspecies of the genus Zootermopsis using near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aldrich, B.T., Maghirang, E.B., Dowell, F.E., Kambhampati, S. 2007. Identification of termite species and subspecies of the genus Zootermopsis using near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy. Journal of Insect Science. 7pp. Journal of Insect Science 7:18, available online: insectscience.org/7/18.
Detection of Underdeveloped Hazelnuts from Fully Developed Nuts by Impact Acoustics     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Onaran, I., Pearson, T.C., Yardimici, Y., Cetin, E. 2006. Detection of underdeveloped hazelnuts from fully developed nuts by impact acoustics. Transactions of the ASABE. Vol. 49(6):1971-1976.
Camera Attachment for Automatic Measurement of Single-Wheat Kernel Size on a Perten Skcs 4100     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, T.C., Brabec, D.L. 2006. Camera attachment for automatic measurement of single-wheat kernel size on a perten skcs 4100. 2006. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. Volume 22(6):927-933.
Single-Kernel Near-Infrared Protein Prediction and the Role of Kernel Weight in Hard Red Winter Wheat     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bramble, T., Dowell, F.E., Herrman, T.J. 2006. Single-kernel near-infrared protein prediction and the role of kernel weight in hard red winter wheat. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. Vol. 22(6):945-949.
Comparison of Quality Characteristics and Breadmaking Functionality of Hard Red Winter and Hard Red Spring Wheat     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maghirang, E.B., Lookhart, G.L., Bean, S., Pierce, R.O., Xie, F., Caley, M.S., Wilson, J.D., Seabourn, B.W., Chung, O.K., Dowell, F.E. 2006. Comparison of quality characteristics and breadmaking functionality of hard red winter and hard red spring wheat. Cereal Chemistry. Vol. 83(5):520-528.
Predicting Wheat Quality Characteristics and Functionality Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowell, F.E., Maghirang, E.B., Xie, F., Lookhart, G.L., Pierce, R., Seabourn, B.W., Bean, S., Wilson, J.D., Chung, O.K. 2006. Predicting wheat quality characteristics and functionality using near-infrared spectroscopy. Cereal Chemistry. Vol. (83)5:529-536.
Relation of Single Wheat Kernel Particle Size Distribution to Perten Skcs 4100 Hardness Index - (Abstract Only)
Pearson, T.C., Wilson, J.D., Gwirtz, J., Mccluskey, P., Dowell, F.E. 2006. Relation of single wheat kernel particle size distribution to Perten SKCS 4100 hardness index [abstract]. AACC International Meeting. Poster No. 259.
Rapid Single-Kernel Nir Measurement of Grain and Oil-Seed Attributes     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Armstrong, P.R. 2006. Rapid single-kernel nir measurement of grain and oil-seed attributes. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. Vol. 22(5):767-772.
Detection of Corn Kernels Infected by Fungi     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, T.C., Wicklow, D.T. 2006. Properties of corn kernels infected by fungi. Transactions of the ASABE. 49(4):1235-1245.
An automated near-infrared system for selecting individual kernels based on specific quality characteristics     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowell, F.E., Maghirang, E.B., Graybosch, R.A., Baenziger, P.S., Baltensperger, D.D., Hansen, L.E. 2006. An automated near-infrared system for selecting individual kernels based on specific quality characteristics. Cereal Chemistry. Vol. 83(5):537-543.
Prediction of Equilibrium Moisture Behavior for Different Wheat Varieties and Classes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(01-Jan-06)
Development of a calibration to predict maize seed composition using single kernel near infrared spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baye, T.M., Pearson, T.C., Settles, M.A. 2006. Calibration development to predict maize seed composition using single kernel near infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Cereal Science. 43(2): 236-243.
Feasibility of impact-acoustic emissions for detection of damaged wheat kernels     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, T.C., Cetin, E.A., Tewfik, A.H., Haff, R.P. 2007. Feasibility of impact-acoustic emissions for detection of damaged wheat kernels. Digital Signal Processing. 17(3):617-633.
Rapid Methods for Predicting Grain, Flour, and End-Use Quality - (Abstract Only)
Dowell, F.E., Chung, O.K., Pierce, R., Maghirang, E.B. 2005. Rapid methods for predicting grain, flour, and end-use quality. Meeting Abstract. Presented at the ICC Jubilee Conference, July 3-6, 2005. Vienna, Austria.
An Automated Single-Kernel Nir System for Sorting Kernels Based on Specific Quality Characteristics - (Abstract Only)
Dowell, F.E., Maghirang, E.B. 2005. An Automated Single-Kernel NIR System for Sorting Kernels Based on Specific Quality Characteristics. Third International Wheat Quality Conference Proceedings. Meeting Abstract. p.53.
An Automated Nir Single-Kernel Trait Selection System - (Abstract Only)
Dowell, F.E., Maghirang, E.B. An automated nir single-kernel trait selection system. American Association of Cereal Chemists Meetings.
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