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Daniel L Brabec (Dan)

Research Agricultural Engineer

Dr. Dan Brabec  

Dr. Dan Brabec
Research Agricultural Engineer

ATTN: Dan Brabec
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502
Telephone: 785.776.2731
Fax: 785.537.5550

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Dan Brabec is a Research Agricultural Engineer with the USDA ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in Manhattan, KS. He received his M.S. from the grain science department and his PhD from the biological and agricultural engineering departments at Kansas State University. His research interest include grain dust flammability/explosibility, grain dust monitoring and control, wheat hardness testing, single kernel characterization of weight, hardness, and moisture, seed sorting instrumentation and methods, and aerosol measurements and characterization.


Antony R. M., M. B. Kirkham, T. C. Todd, S. R. Bean, J. D. Wilson, P. R. Armstrong, E. Maghirang, and D. L. Brabec. 2019. Low-temperature tolerance of maize and sorghum seedlings grown under the same environmental conditions. J. Crop Improv. 33: 287-305.
Armstrong, P. R., A. M. McClung, E.B. Maghirang, M. H. Chen, D. L. Brabec, K. F. Yaptenco, A. N. Famosos, and C. K. Addison. 2019. Detection of chalk in single kernels of long-grain milled rice using imaging and visible/near infrared instruments. Cereal Chem. 96: 1103-1111.
Arthur, F. H., D. S. Scheff, D. Brabec, and J. Bindel. 2019. Aerosol concentration, deposition, particle size, and exposure interval as mortality factors Tribolium confusum Jacquelin du Val (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). J. Stored Prod. Res. 83: 191-199.
Athanassiou, C. G., N. G. Kavallieratos, D. L. Brabec, B. S. Oppert, R. N. C. Guedes, and J. F. Campbell. 2019. From immobilization to recovery: Towards the development of a rapid diagnostic indicator for phosphine resistance. J. Stored Prod. Res. 80: 28-33.
Athanassiou, C. G., N. G. Kavallieratos, D. L. Brabec, P. Agrafioti, M. Sakka, and J. F. Campbell. 2019. Using immobilization as a quick diagnostic indicator for resistance to phosphine. J. Stored Prod. Res. 82: 17-26.
Brabec, D., J. Campbell, F. Arthur, M. Casada, D. Tilley, and S. Bantas. 2019. Evaluation of wireless phosphine sensors for monitoring fumigation gas in wheat stored in farms bins. Insects 10: 121.
Morrison III, W. R., N. L. Larson, D. Brabec, and A. Zhang. 2019. Methyl benzoate as a putative alternative, environmentally friendly fumigant for the control of stored product insects. J. Econ. Entomol. 112: 2458-2468.
Scheff, D. S., D. L. Brabec, J. F. Campbell and F. H. Arthur. 2019. Case study: A practical application of an aerosol treatment in a commercial mill. Insects 10: 150.
Arthur, F. H., J. F. Campbell, D. L. Brabec, G. R. Ducatte, and J. E. Donaldson. 2018. Aerosol insecticide distribution inside a flour mill: Assessment using droplet measurements and bioassays. J. Stored Prod. Res. 77: 26-33.
Brabec, D. L., M. Perez-Fajardo, H. Dogan, K. Yeater, and E. B. Maghirang. 2018. Effectiveness of modified 1-hour air-oven moisture methods for determining popcorn moisture. Appl. Eng. Agric. 34: 617-621.