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Research Project: Spectroscopic Measurement of Biological Materials

Location: Stored Product Insect and Engineering Research

Project Number: 3020-43440-008-10-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2018
End Date: Aug 31, 2019

Objective:
Develop technology and procedures to measure characteristics of plants, grain, flour, dough, final products, insects, and other biological materials.

Approach:
Rapid analytical technology will be developed or evaluated for their application to measuring traits of biological materials. This may include NIRS, FTIR, FTNIR, raman spectroscopy, laser-based sensors, and microscopic imaging for solving problems related to selecting single kernels for breeding programs, studying disease spread and resistance, measuring insect traits, and measuring other biological traits.