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IMPROVED HANDLING AND STORAGE SYSTEMS FOR GRAIN QUALITY MAINTENANCE AND MEASUREMENT

Investigators
Armstrong P R
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2004
End date
2009
Objective
OBJECTIVES 1. Measure grain commingling levels during elevator handling for use in developing procedures, decision support systems, and instrumentation to facilitate value-added and identity-preserved grain segregation operations. 2. Develop new stored grain packing factors with known accuracy as needed for common grains in trade over a range of field conditions. 3. Develop improved aeration, monitoring, and sanitation systems and best management practices for quality maintenance and insect control in stored grain. 4. Measure dust emission, particle-size distribution, and air entrainment during grain unloading to facilitate reducing dust emissions from grain handling operations and equipment.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
5430-43440-005-00D
Accession number
408917
Categories
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants
Sanitation and Quality Standards
Food Defense and Integrity