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Researchers with the Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research Unit (HWWGRU) focus on leaf rust, stem rust or Fusarium Head Blight diseases that affect wheat. The photo shows typical premature whitening of a wheat head infected with the fungus that causes Fusarium head blight.
Engineers with the Stored Product Insect & Engineering Research Unit (SPIERU) have developed a method to use near-infrared spectroscopy to determine the species and age of malaria carrying mosquitoes.
The Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Researcher Unit(ABADRU) conducts basic and applied studies on viral diseases spread by arthropods to domestic animals. Photo by Keith Weller.
Grain Quality Structure Research (GQSRU) scientists conduct basic and applied research to ensure a high quality and safe U.S. grain supply by developing technologies and evaluating the end-use quality of breeding lines.
The Red flour beetle, a pest of stored grains and grain products, is the first key agricultural pest to have its genome fully sequenced by entomologists in the Stored Product Insect & Engineering Research Unit (SPIERU).
USDAs Center for Grain and Animal Health Research is home to four research units. Each unit has scientists recognized world-wide for their innovative research and technology development.
The Center for Grain and Animal Health Research is located in Manhattan, KS and is part of the Plains Area.
The Center Director is D Scott McVey.
USDA-ARS-PA-Center for Grain & Animal Health Res.
1515 College Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502