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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Preservation, Enhancement, and Measurement of Grain Quality and Marketability

Location: Engineering and Wind Erosion Research Unit

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

Infrared absorption characteristics of Culicoides sonorensis in relation to insect age     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peiris, K.S., Drolet, B.S., Cohnstaedt, L.W., Dowell, F.E. 2014. Infrared absorption characteristics of Culicoides sonorensis in relation to insect age. American Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology. 2(2):49-61. DOI:10.7726/ajast.2014.1006.
Stored-grain insect population commingling densities in wheat and corn from pilot-scale bucket elevator boots     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tilley, D.R., Subramanyam, B., Casada, M.E., Arthur, F.H. 2014. Stored-grain insect population commingling densities in wheat and corn from pilot-scale bucket elevator boots. Journal of Stored Products Research. 59:1-8.
Using a near-infrared spectrometer to estimate the age of Anopheles mosquitoes exposed to pyrethroids     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sikulu, M.T., Majambere, S., Khatib, B.O., Ali, A.S., Hugo, L.E., Dowell, F.E. 2014. Age prediction of resistant and susceptible Anopheles on Pemba Island, Tanzania, using near-infrared spectroscopy. PLoS One. 9(3):e90657. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090657..
Automated detection of insect-damaged sunflower seeds by X-ray imaging - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, T.C., Prasifka, J.R., Brabec, D.L., Haff, R.P., Hulke, B.S. 2014. Automated detection of insect-damaged sunflower seeds by X-ray imaging. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 30(1):125-131.
Analysis of maize (Zea mays) kernel density and volume using micro-computed tomography and single-kernel near infrared spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gustin, J.L., Jackson, S., Williams, C., Patel, A., Armstrong, P.R., Peter, G.F., Settles, M.A. 2013. Analysis of maize (Zea mays) kernel density and volume using micro-computed tomography and single-kernel near infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:10872-10880.
The influence of physiological status on age prediction of Anopheles arabiensis using near infra-red spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ntamatungiro, A., Mayagaya, V., Rieben, S., Moore, S.J., Dowell, F.E., Maia, M. 2013. The influence of physiological status on age prediction of Anopheles arabiensis using near infra-red spectroscopy. Parasites & Vectors. 6:298. DOI:10.1186/1756-3305-6-298.
Development and evaluation of a near-infrared instrument for single-seed compositional measurement of wheat kernels     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Armstrong, P.R. 2014. Development and evaluation of a near-infrared instrument for single-seed compositional measurement of wheat kernels. Cereal Chemistry. 91(1):23-28.
Detecting the antimalarial artemisinin in plant extracts using near-infrared spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowell, F.E., Wang, D., Wu, X., Dowell, K.M. 2014. Detecting the antimalarial artemisinin in plant extracts using near-infrared spectroscopy. American Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology. 2(1):1-7. DOI:10.7726/ajast.2014.1001.
Sorting of fungal-damaged white sorghum     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, T.C., Wicklow, D.T., Bean, S., Brabec, D.L. 2013. Sorting of fungal-damaged white sorghum. American Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology. 1:93-103.
Single-kernel NIR analysis for evaluating wheat samples for fusarium head blight resistance     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peiris, K., Dong, Y., Bockus, W.W., Dowell, F.E. 2014. Single-kernel NIR analysis for evaluating wheat samples for fusarium head blight resistance. Cereal Chemistry. 91(1):35-40.
Ruggedness of 2D code printed on grain tracers for implementing a prospective grain traceability system to the bulk grain delivery system     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liang, K., Thomasson, J.A., Shen, M., Armstrong, P.R., Ge, Y., Lee, K.M., Herrman, T.J. 2013. Ruggedness of 2D code printed on grain tracers for grain traceability system. Food Control. 33:359-365.
A multispectral sorting device for wheat kernels     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, T.C., Maghirang, E.B., Dowell, F.E. 2013. A multispectral sorting device for wheat kernels. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology. 2:45-60.
Reducing post-harvest grain losses for subsistence farmers - (Abstract Only)
(11-Mar-13)
Particle models for discrete element modeling of bulk grain properties of wheat kernels - (Abstract Only)
(11-Mar-13)
Mortality of insect life stages during simulated heat treatment - (Abstract Only)
(11-Mar-13)
Application of the Wind Erosion Prediction System in the AIRPACT regional air quality modeling framework     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chung, S.H., Herron-Thorpe, F.L., Lamb, B.K., Vanreken, T.M., Vaughn, J., Gao, J., Wagner, L.E., Fox, F.A. 2013. Application of the Wind Erosion Prediction System in the AIRPACT regional air quality modeling framework. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(2):625-641.
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of lignocellulosic biomass using infrared techniques: A mini-review     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, F., Yu, J., Tesso, T., Dowell, F.E., Wang, D. 2013. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of lignocellulosic biomass using infrared techniques: A mini-review. Applied Energy. 104:801-809.
High speed sorting of Fusarium-damaged wheat kernels - (Proceedings)
Pearson, T.C., Halvorson, S., Clark, A. 2012. High speed sorting of Fusarium-damaged wheat kernels. In: S. Canty, A. Clark, A. Anderson-Scully and D. Van Sanford (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2012 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum (pp. 88-92). East Lansing, MI/Lexington, KY: U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Inititiative.
A machine vision system for high speed sorting of small spots on grains     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pearson, T.C., Moore, D., Pearson, J. 2012. A machine vision system for high speed sorting of small spots on grains. Journal of Food Measurement & Characterization. 6:27-34. DOI: 10.1007/s11694-012-9130-3.
Integration of fungicide application and cultivar resistance to manage fusarium head blight in wheat - (Book / Chapter)
Wegulo, S. N., Bockus, W. W., Hernandez Nopsa, J. F., Peiris, K. H. S., and Dowell, F. E. 2013. Integration of fungicide application and cultivar resistance to manage Fusarium head blight in wheat. In: M. Nita, Editor. Fungicides - Showcases of Integrated Plant Disease Management from Around the World. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech. p. 35-54.
Measurement of single soybean seed attributes by near infrared technologies. A comparative study     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Agelet, L.E., Armstrong, P.R., Clariana, I.R., Hurburgh, C.R. 2012. Measurement of single soybean seed attributes by near infrared technologies. A comparative study. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(34):8314-8322. DOI: 10.1021/jf3012807.
Non-destructive species identification of Drosophila obscura and D. subobscura (Diptera) using near-infrared spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fischnaller, S., Dowell, F.E., Lusser, A., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Steiner, F.M. 2012. Non-destructive species identification of Drosophila obscura and D. subobscura (Diptera) using near-infrared spectroscopy. Fly. 6:(4)284-289.
Using near-infrared spectroscopy to resolve the species, gender, age, and the presence of Wolbachia infection in laboratory-reared Drosophila     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aw, W.C., Dowell, F.E., Ballard, W.O. 2012. Using near-infrared spectroscopy to resolve the species, gender, age, and the presence of Wolbachia infection in laboratory-reared Drosophila. Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 2:1057-1065.
Development of equilibrium moisture relationships for storage moisture monitoring of corn     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Armstrong, P.R., Casada, M.E., Lawrence, J. 2012. Development of equilibrium moisture relationships for storage moisture monitoring of corn. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(5):677-683.
Infrared spectral properties of germ, pericarp, and endosperm sections of sound wheat kernels and those damaged by Fusarium graminearum     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peiris, K.S., Bockus, W.W., Dowell, F.E. 2012. Infrared spectral properties of germ, pericarp, and endosperm sections of sound wheat kernels and those damaged by Fusarium graminearum. Applied Spectroscopy. 66(9):1053-1060.
Differential accumulation of deoxynivalenol in two winter wheat cultivars varying in FHB phenotype response under field conditions     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hernandez Nopsa, J.F., Baenziger, P., Eskridge, K.M., Peiris, K.S., Dowell, F.E., Harris, S.D., Wegulo, S.N. 2012. Differential accumulation of deoxynivalenol in two winter wheat cultivars varying in FHB phenotype response under field conditions. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 34(3):380-389.
Detection of lesser grain borer larvae in internally infested kernels of brown rice and wheat using an electrically conductive roller mill     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brabec, D.L., Pearson, T.C., Flinn, P.W. 2012. Detection of lesser grain borer larvae in internally infested kernels of brown rice and wheat using an electrically conductive roller mill. Cereal Foods World. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/CPLEX-2012-0316-01R.
Detection of fungal damaged popcorn using image property covariance features     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yorulmaz, O., Pearson, T.C., Cetin, A. 2012. Detection of fungal damaged popcorn using covariance features. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 84:47-52.
Griddlestones from Adak Island, Alaska: Their provenance and the biological origins of organic residues from cooking - (Book / Chapter)
Jeannotte, R., Nicolaysen, K., Dowell, F.E., Johnson, T., West, D. 2012. Griddlestones from Adak Island, Alaska: Their provenance and the biological origins of organic residues from cooking. In: West,D., Hatfield, V., Wilmerding, E., Lefevre, C. and Gualtieri, L. The People Before: The geology, paleoecology and archaelogy of Adak Island, Alaska. Oxford: Archaeopress. 269-287.
Innovative storage solutions to improve food security for small farmers - (Abstract Only)
Dowell, F.E., Dowell, C.N. 2012. Innovative storage solutions to improve food security for small farmers (abstract). Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods. 4:143. DOI: 10.1111/J.1757-837X.2012.00149.x
Drying, handling, and storage of raw commodities - (Book / Chapter)
Jones, C., Casada, M.E., Loewer, O. 2012. Drying, handling, and storage of raw commodities. In: Hagstrum, D.W., Phillips, T.W., and Cuperus, G., editors. Stored Product Protection. Manhattan, KS: Kansas State University Research and Extension. p. 101-120.
Grain aeration - (Book / Chapter)
Navarro, S., Noyes, R.T., Casada, M.E., Arthur, F.H. 2012. Grain aeration. In: Hagstrum, D.W., Phillips, T.W., and Cuperus, G., editors. Stored Product Protection. Manhattan, KS: Kansas State University Research and Extension. p.121-134.
Short Report: The effect of preservation methods on predicting mosquito age by near-infrared spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowell, F.E., Noutcha, A.M., Michel, K. 2011. Short Report: The effect of preservation methods on predicting mosquito age by near-infrared spectroscopy. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 85(6):1093-1096.
Evaluating RNAlater® as a preservative for using near-infrared spectroscopy to predict Anopheles gambiae age and species     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sikulu, M., Dowell, K.M., Hugo, L.E., Wirtz, R.A., Michel, K., Peiris, K.S., Moore, S., Killeen, G.F., Dowell, F.E. 2011. Evaluating RNAlater® as a preservative for using near-infrared spectroscopy to predict Anopheles gambiae age and species. Malaria Journal. 10:186.
Near-infrared imaging spectroscopy as a tool to discriminate two cryptic Tetramorium ant species     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klarica, J., Bittner, L., Pallua, J., Pezzei, C., Huck-Pezzei, V., Dowell, F.E., Schied, J., Bonn, G.K., Huck, C., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Steiner, F.M. 2011. Near-infrared imaging spectroscopy as a tool to discriminate two cryptic Tetramorium ant species. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37:549-522. Online Journal of Chemical Ecology DOI: 10.1007/s10886-011-9956-x.
Effects of integrating cultivar resistance and fungicide application on fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol in winter wheat     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wegulo, S.N., Bockus, W.W., Nopsa, J., De Wolf, E.D., Eskridge, K.M., Peiris, K., Dowell, F.E. 2011. Effects of integrating cultivar resistance and fungicide application on fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol in winter wheat. Plant Disease. Vol. 95(5):554-560.
Near-infrared spectroscopy as a complementary age grading and species identification tool for African malaria vectors - (Abstract Only)
Sikulu, M., Killeen, G.F., Hugo, L.E., Ryan, P.A., Dowell, K.M., Wirtz, R.A., Moore, S.J., Dowell, F.E. 2010. Near-infrared spectroscopy as a complementary age grading and species identification tool for African malaria vectors. Supplement to The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Meeting Abstract. 83(5):54.
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