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Mission

The mission of the Stored Product Insect and Engineering Research Unit is to develop economical, effective, and ecologically sound methods for managing insect pests of grain and processed commodities, improve post-harvest management practices, and develop methods to rapidly evaluate grain quality. Multi-disciplinary teams conduct research on insect monitoring and management tactics; use functional genomics to understand pest insect biology and develop targeted management tools; develop technologies and tactics to improve grain quality during storage and handling; and develop sensors and techniques to rapidly evaluate grain traits. Successful completion of the mission will contribute to ensuring the availability of high-quality grain and grain-based food products for the growing global population.
Scientists
   Armstrong, Paul
   Brabec, Dan
   Campbell, James (RL)
   Casada, Mark
   Morrison, Rob
   Oppert, Brenda
   Scully, Erin
Collaborators
   Arthur, Frank
   Dowell, Floyd
Postdocs
   Gerken, Alison
   Scheff, Deanna
Office Support
   Halcumb, Dianna
SPIERU Personnel
The Stored Product Insect and Engineering Research is located in Manhattan, KS and is part of the Plains Area.
The Research Leader is James Campbell.
Email: james.campbell@usda.gov
Phone: 785-776-2717/2704
Fax: 785-537-5584/5507
USDA-ARS-PA-Center for Grain & Animal Health Res.
Stored Product Insct & Eng Rsch / 1515 College Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502