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Research Awards, December 2015 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE 

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

Amanor-Boadu, Vincent R., Featherstone, Allen M., and Ross, Kara, US Agency for International Development, $338,426, "Pulse Value Chain Initiative-Zambia (PVCIZ)." 

Featherstone, Allen M., Amanor-Boadu, Vincent R., and Ross, Kara, US Agency for International Development, "Pulse Value Chain Initiative-Zambia (PVCI-Z)." 

Hendricks, Nathan P., and Villoria, Nelson, US Department of Agriculture, $323,957, "The Role of US Agriculture in Global Food and Environmental Security: An Analysis Based on Global Supply Response in the Long Run." 

Ross, Kara, Amanor-Boadu, Vincent R., and Featherstone, Allen M., US Agency for International Development, "Pulse Value Chain Initiative-Zambia (PVCI-Z)." 

Tonsor, Glynn T., US Department of Agriculture, $123,926, "A Human Behavioral Approach to Reducing the Impact of Livestock Pest or Disease Incursions of Socio-economic Importance." 

Villoria, Nelson, and Hendricks, Nathan P., US Department of Agriculture, $174,439, "The Role of US Agriculture in Global Food and Environmental Security: An Analysis Based on Global Supply Response in the Long Run." 

Williams, Jeffery R., Kluitenberg, Gerard J. (Agronomy), Nelson, Nathan O. (Agronomy), Roozeboom, Kraig L. (Agronomy), and Tomlinson, Peter J. (Agronomy), Kansas Corn Commission, $250, "Cover Crops and Phosphorus Management to Protect Water Quality in Corn-Soybean Rotations." 

Xia, Tian, Florida Strawberry Research and Education Foundation, $11,881, "Optimal Licensing Design for New Varieties to Expand the Market Share of Florida Strawberries." 

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER-HAYS

Obour, Augustine K., Perumal, Ramasamy, Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A. (Agronomy), and Schlegel, Alan J. (Southwest Research Extension Center), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $22,694, "Evaluating Nitrogen and Iron Use Efficiency in Advanced Sorghum Lines." 

Perumal, Ramasamy, Aiken, Robert M. (Northwest Research Extension Center), and Little, Christopher R. (Plant Pathology), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $79,200, "Development of Sorghum Germplasm with Enhanced Drought Tolerance and Higher Grain Yield." 

Perumal, Ramasamy, Obour, Augustine K., Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A. (Agronomy), and Schlegel, Alan J. (Southwest Research Extension Center), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Evaluating Nitrogen and Iron Use Efficiency in Advanced Sorghum Lines." 

Perumal, Ramasamy, Little, Christopher R. (Plant Pathology), and Tesso, Tesfaye (Agronomy), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $4,264, "Germplasm Screening, Host- Plant Interactions, and Inoculation Techniques for Sorghum Stalk Rot Diseases in Kansas."

Perumal, Ramasamy, Morris, Geoffrey (Agronomy), and Tesso, Tesfaye (Agronomy), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $7,900, "Improved Genomic Mapping and Marker- Assisted Selection for Cold Tolerance in Grain Sorghum." 

Perumal, Ramasamy, Jagadish, Krishna (Agronomy), Morris, Geoffrey (Agronomy), Pagadala, P. V. Vara (Dean of Agriculture and Director of AES), and Tesso, Tesfaye (Agronomy), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $5,500, "Physiological and Genetic Characterization of Grain Sorghum for Enhancing Terminal Heat and Drought Stress Resilience." 

Zhang, Guorong, Bayer CropScience, LP, $4,080, "2015 Field Trial Agreement for conventional or deregulated material." 

AGRONOMY

Adee, Eric A., Ciampitti, Ignacio, Cramer, Gary L., and Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Best Management Practices for Top- Yields in Sorghum." 

Ciampitti, Ignacio, Kansas Corn Commission, $11,444, "Extension and Applied Research Programs for Kansas Corn Production." 

Ciampitti, Ignacio, Adee, Eric A., Cramer, Gary L., and Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $16,704, "Best Management Practices for Top-Yields in Sorghum." 

Ciampitti, Ignacio, Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., and Thompson, Curtis R., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $12,541, "Sorghum Production Schools for Kansas." 

Ciampitti, Ignacio, North Central Soybean Research Program, $30,000, "Benchmarking Soybean Production Systems in the North Central USA." 

Cramer, Gary L., Adee, Eric A., Ciampitti, Ignacio, and Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Best Management Practices for Top- Yields in Sorghum." 

Hettiarachchi, Ganga M., Nutrient Technologies, LLC, $89,699, "Understanding Role of Fertilizer Enhancement Products and their Effects on Phosphorus Fertilizer Reaction Products in Soils." 

Jagadish, Krishna, and Pagadala, P. V. Vara (Dean of Agriculture and Director of AES), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, $15,000, "Improving Pearl Millet Productivity for Smallholder Resilience to Climate Change in Niger." 

Jagadish, Krishna, Morris, Geoffrey, Pagadala, P. V. Vara (Dean of Agriculture and Director of AES), Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center- Hays), and Tesso, Tesfaye, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $22,000, "Physiological and Genetic Characterization of Grain Sorghum for Enhancing Terminal Heat and Drought Stress Resilience." 

Jugulam, Mithila, and Thompson, Curtis R., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $19,000, "Efficacy of Atrazine, Huskie, and Dicamba on Palmer Amaranth under Temperature Stress." 

Jugulam, Mithila, Pagadala, P. V. Vara, and Thompson, Curtis R., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $30,000, "Evaluation of Sorghum Germplasm for Herbicide Tolerance." 

Kluitenberg, Gerard J., Nelson, Nathan O., Roozeboom, Kraig L., Tomlinson, Peter J., and Williams, Jeffery R. (Agricultural Economics), Kansas Corn Commission, $500, "Cover Crops and Phosphorus Management to Protect Water Quality in Corn-Soybean Rotations."

Lin, Xiaomao, National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, $105,000, "Weather Data Library Data Sets." 

Lollato, Romulo P., National Crop Insurance Services, $10,000, "NCIS Gift." 

Morris, Geoffrey, Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), and Tesso, Tesfaye, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $63,200, "Improved Genomic Mapping and Marker-Assisted Selection for Cold Tolerance in Grain Sorghum." 

Morris, Geoffrey, Jagadish, Krishna, Pagadala, P. V. Vara (Dean of Agriculture and Director of AES), Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center- Hays), and Tesso, Tesfaye, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $13,750, "Physiological and Genetic Characterization of Grain Sorghum for Enhancing Terminal Heat and Drought Stress Resilience." 

Nelson, Nathan O., Kluitenberg, Gerard J., Roozeboom, Kraig L., Tomlinson, Peter J., and Williams, Jeffery R. (Agricultural Economics), Kansas Corn Commission, $3,000, "Cover Crops and Phosphorus Management to Protect Water Quality in Corn-Soybean Rotations." 

Pagadala, P. V. Vara, Jugulam, Mithila, and Thompson, Curtis R., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Evaluation of Sorghum Germplasm for Herbicide Tolerance." 

Peterson, Dallas E., Schlegel, Alan J. (Southwest Research Extension Center), and Thompson, Curtis R., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $1,900, "Sorghum Response to Postemergence Applied Huskie following a Pre-emergence Applied Lexar EZ, Lumax EZ or Zemas." 

Pierzynski, Gary M., Multi-Sponsor, $5,000, "AGR Multi-Sponsor Experiment Field 26." 

Pierzynski, Gary M., Multi-Sponsor, $9,000, "AGR Multi-Sponsor Public Service 35." 

Pierzynski, Gary M., Lilja, Nina K. (International Agricultural Programs), and Pagadala, P. V. Vara (Dean of Agriculture and Director of AES), US Agency for International Development, "Innovation Lab on Sustainable Intensification." 

Poland, Jesse A., and Price, Kevin, National Science Foundation, $871,561, "A Field-based High-throughput Phenotyping Platform for Plant Genetics." 

Presley, DeAnn R., Devlin, Daniel L. (Ks Ctr for Ag Rsrces & the Env / Ks Water Rsrce Rsrch Inst), Middendorf, Gerad D. (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work), Rice, Charles W., Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Swamy, Aavudai Anandhi, Tomlinson, Peter J., and Waggoner, Justin (Southwest Area Office), US Department of Agriculture, "Resilience and Vulnerability of Beef Cattle Production in the Southern Great Plains under Changing Climate, Land Use, and Markets." 

Price, Kevin, and Poland, Jesse A., National Science Foundation, "A Field- based High-throughput Phenotyping Platform for Plant Genetics." 

Rice, Charles W., Devlin, Daniel L. (Ks Ctr for Ag Rsrces & the Env / Ks Water Rsrce Rsrch Inst), Middendorf, Gerad D. (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work), Presley, DeAnn R., Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Swamy, Aavudai Anandhi, Tomlinson, Peter J., and Waggoner, Justin (Southwest Area Office), US Department of Agriculture, $935,035, "Resilience and Vulnerability of Beef Cattle Production in the Southern Great Plains under Changing Climate, Land Use, and Markets." 

Roozeboom, Kraig L., Kluitenberg, Gerard J., Nelson, Nathan O., Tomlinson, Peter J., and Williams, Jeffery R. (Agricultural Economics), Kansas Corn Commission, $750, "Cover Crops and Phosphorus Management to Protect Water Quality in Corn-Soybean Rotations."

Roozeboom, Kraig L., Little, Christopher R. (Plant Pathology), and Tesso, Tesfaye, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Breeding Sorghum for Improved Production and Utilization." 

Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Adee, Eric A., Ciampitti, Ignacio, and Cramer, Gary L., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Best Management Practices for Top- Yields in Sorghum." 

Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Obour, Augustine K. (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), and Schlegel, Alan J. (Southwest Research Extension Center), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $4,863, "Evaluating Nitrogen and Iron Use Efficiency in Advanced Sorghum Lines." 

Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Ciampitti, Ignacio, and Thompson, Curtis R., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Sorghum Production Schools for Kansas." 

Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Devlin, Daniel L. (Ks Ctr for Ag Rsrces & the Env / Ks Water Rsrce Rsrch Inst), Middendorf, Gerad D. (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work), Presley, DeAnn R., Rice, Charles W., Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Swamy, Aavudai Anandhi, Tomlinson, Peter J., and Waggoner, Justin (Southwest Area Office), US Department of Agriculture, "Resilience and Vulnerability of Beef Cattle Production in the Southern Great Plains under Changing Climate, Land Use, and Markets." 

Schapaugh Jr, William T., North Central Soybean Research Program, $44,040, "Genomic Selection in Soybean." 

Swamy, Aavudai Anandhi, Devlin, Daniel L. (Ks Ctr for Ag Rsrces & the Env / Ks Water Rsrce Rsrch Inst), Middendorf, Gerad D. (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work), Presley, DeAnn R., Rice, Charles W., Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Tomlinson, Peter J., and Waggoner, Justin (Southwest Area Office), US Department of Agriculture, "Resilience and Vulnerability of Beef Cattle Production in the Southern Great Plains under Changing Climate, Land Use, and Markets." 

Tesso, Tesfaye, Little, Christopher R. (Plant Pathology), and Roozeboom, Kraig L., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $78,160, "Breeding Sorghum for Improved Production and Utilization." 

Tesso, Tesfaye, Little, Christopher R. (Plant Pathology), and Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $4,264, "Germplasm Screening, Host-Plant Interactions, and Inoculation Techniques for Sorghum Stalk Rot Diseases in Kansas." 

Tesso, Tesfaye, Morris, Geoffrey, and Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $7,900, "Improved Genomic Mapping and Marker-Assisted Selection for Cold Tolerance in Grain Sorghum." 

Tesso, Tesfaye, Jagadish, Krishna, Morris, Geoffrey, Pagadala, P. V. Vara (Dean of Agriculture and Director of AES), and Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $13,750, "Physiological and Genetic Characterization of Grain Sorghum for Enhancing Terminal Heat and Drought Stress Resilience." 

Thompson, Curtis R., and Jugulam, Mithila, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Efficacy of Atrazine, Huskie, and Dicamba on Palmer Amaranth under Temperature Stress." 

Thompson, Curtis R., Jugulam, Mithila, and Pagadala, P. V. Vara, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Evaluation of Sorghum Germplasm for Herbicide Tolerance." 

Thompson, Curtis R., Ciampitti, Ignacio, and Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Sorghum Production Schools for Kansas."

Thompson, Curtis R., Peterson, Dallas E., and Schlegel, Alan J. (Southwest Research Extension Center), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $15,200, "Sorghum Response to Postemergence Applied Huskie following a Pre-emergence Applied Lexar EZ, Lumax EZ or Zemas." 

Tomlinson, Peter J., Kluitenberg, Gerard J., Nelson, Nathan O., Roozeboom, Kraig L., and Williams, Jeffery R. (Agricultural Economics), Kansas Corn Commission, $500, "Cover Crops and Phosphorus Management to Protect Water Quality in Corn-Soybean Rotations." 

Tomlinson, Peter J., Devlin, Daniel L. (Ks Ctr for Ag Rsrces & the Env / Ks Water Rsrce Rsrch Inst), Middendorf, Gerad D. (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work), Presley, DeAnn R., Rice, Charles W., Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Swamy, Aavudai Anandhi, and Waggoner, Justin (Southwest Area Office), US Department of Agriculture, "Resilience and Vulnerability of Beef Cattle Production in the Southern Great Plains under Changing Climate, Land Use, and Markets." 

ANIMAL SCIENCES AND INDUSTRY

Aramouni, Fadi M., Kansas Department of Agriculture, $35,000, "KDA Food Science Assistantship." 

DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., O'Quinn, Travis G., Tokach, Michael D., and Woodworth, Jason, National Pork Board, $24,265, "A Review of Heavy Weight Market Pigs: Status of Knowledge and Future Needs Assessment." 

Drouillard, James S., and Stark, Charles (Grain Science and Industry), Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, $38,682, "Steam Flaking." 

Goodband, Robert D., DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), O'Quinn, Travis G., Tokach, Michael D., and Woodworth, Jason, National Pork Board, "A Review of Heavy Weight Market Pigs: Status of Knowledge and Future Needs Assessment." 

O'Quinn, Travis G., DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., Tokach, Michael D., and Woodworth, Jason, National Pork Board, "A Review of Heavy Weight Market Pigs: Status of Knowledge and Future Needs Assessment." 

Tokach, Michael D., DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., O'Quinn, Travis G., and Woodworth, Jason, National Pork Board, "A Review of Heavy Weight Market Pigs: Status of Knowledge and Future Needs Assessment." 

Woodworth, Jason, DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., O'Quinn, Travis G., and Tokach, Michael D., National Pork Board, "A Review of Heavy Weight Market Pigs: Status of Knowledge and Future Needs Assessment." 

COMMUNICATIONS

Washburn, Shannon G., Bhadriraju, Subramanyam (Grain Science and Industry), Floros, John D. (Dean of Agriculture and Director of AES), Leslie, John F. (Plant Pathology), Lilja, Nina K. (International Agricultural Programs), and Lindshield, Brian L. (Human Nutrition), US Agency for International Development, "Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss." 

DEAN OF AGRICULTURE AND DIRECTOR OF AES

Floros, John D., Bhadriraju, Subramanyam (Grain Science and Industry), Leslie, John F. (Plant Pathology), Lilja, Nina K. (International Agricultural Programs), Lindshield, Brian L. (Human Nutrition), and Washburn, Shannon G. (Communications), US Agency for International Development, $898,261, "Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss."

Pagadala, P. V. Vara, and Jagadish, Krishna (Agronomy), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, "Improving Pearl Millet Productivity for Smallholder Resilience to Climate Change in Niger." 

Pagadala, P. V. Vara, Jagadish, Krishna (Agronomy), Morris, Geoffrey (Agronomy), Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), and Tesso, Tesfaye (Agronomy), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Physiological and Genetic Characterization of Grain Sorghum for Enhancing Terminal Heat and Drought Stress Resilience." 

Pagadala, P. V. Vara, Lilja, Nina K. (International Agricultural Programs), and Pierzynski, Gary M. (Agronomy), US Agency for International Development, $3,900,578, "Innovation Lab on Sustainable Intensification." 

ENTOMOLOGY

Cloyd, Raymond A., Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers Research Foundation, $5,000, "Determine the Effect of Foliar Applications of Entomopathogenic Nematodes and Water Sprays on Western Flower Thrips, Frankliniella Occidentalis populations." 

Cloyd, Raymond A., US Department of Agriculture, $3,000, "2015 NCR IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture Project." 

McCornack, Brian P., Brokesh, Edwin L. (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Flippo, Daniel (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Sharda, Ajay (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), and Zukoff, Sarah N. (Southwest Research Extension Center), Kansas Corn Commission, $7,394, "Comprehensive Study of Light Wavelength and Image Processing to Automatically Identify Corn Pests." 

GRAIN SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

Bhadriraju, Subramanyam, Floros, John D. (Dean of Agriculture and Director of AES), Leslie, John F. (Plant Pathology), Lilja, Nina K. (International Agricultural Programs), Lindshield, Brian L. (Human Nutrition), and Washburn, Shannon G. (Communications), US Agency for International Development, "Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss." 

Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Miller, Brandi M., O'Neil III, Howard J., and Smith, Gordon L., Kansas Corn Commission, $18,750, "Market Development Grant - International Grains Program." 

Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Fowler, Mark, O'Neil III, Howard J., and Smith, Gordon L., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Market Development Grant - International Grains Program." 

Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Brouk, Micheal J., Jones, Cassandra K., Miller, Brandi M., O'Neil III, Howard J., and Stark, Charles, US Soybean Export Council, Inc., $14,300, "Feed/Dairy Study Team - China." 

Fowler, Mark, Campabadal Teran, Carlos, O'Neil III, Howard J., and Smith, Gordon L., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Market Development Grant - International Grains Program." 

Huss, Anne R., and Jones, Cassandra K., Metabolic Technologies Inc., "Preliminary Evaluation of a Chemical Additive to Mitigate Salmonella in Kibble." 

Jones, Cassandra K., and Huss, Anne R., Metabolic Technologies Inc., $15,000, "Preliminary Evaluation of a Chemical Additive to Mitigate Salmonella in Kibble." 

Jones, Cassandra K., Brouk, Micheal J., Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Miller, Brandi M., O'Neil III, Howard J., and Stark, Charles, US Soybean Export Council, Inc., $2,860, "Feed/Dairy Study Team - China." 

Miller, Brandi M., Campabadal Teran, Carlos, O'Neil III, Howard J., and Smith, Gordon L., Kansas Corn Commission, $18,750, "Market Development Grant - International Grains Program."

Miller, Brandi M., Brouk, Micheal J., Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Jones, Cassandra K., O'Neil III, Howard J., and Stark, Charles, US Soybean Export Council, Inc., $2,860, "Feed/Dairy Study Team - China." 

O'Neil III, Howard J., Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Miller, Brandi M., and Smith, Gordon L., Kansas Corn Commission, $18,750, "Market Development Grant - International Grains Program." 

O'Neil III, Howard J., Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Fowler, Mark, and Smith, Gordon L., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Market Development Grant - International Grains Program." 

O'Neil III, Howard J., Brouk, Micheal J., Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Jones, Cassandra K., Miller, Brandi M., and Stark, Charles, US Soybean Export Council, Inc., $2,860, "Feed/Dairy Study Team - China." 

Smith, Gordon L., Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Miller, Brandi M., and O'Neil III, Howard J., Kansas Corn Commission, $18,750, "Market Development Grant - International Grains Program." 

Smith, Gordon L., Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Fowler, Mark, and O'Neil III, Howard J., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $30,000, "Market Development Grant - International Grains Program." 

Stark, Charles, and Drouillard, James S. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, $38,682, "Steam Flaking." 

Stark, Charles, Brouk, Micheal J., Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Jones, Cassandra K., Miller, Brandi M., and O'Neil III, Howard J., US Soybean Export Council, Inc., $2,860, "Feed/Dairy Study Team - China." 

HORTICULTURE, FORESTRY AND RECREATION RESOURCES

Blocksome, Carolyn E., Hoyle, Jared, and Shaw McBee, Peg, Kansas Department of Transportation, $17,688, "Preliminary Evaluation of Perennial Ryegrass and Buffalograss Blends for Seeded Roadside Establishment to Comply with Storm Water Control Regulations." 

Hoyle, Jared, Blocksome, Carolyn E., and Shaw McBee, Peg, Kansas Department of Transportation, $17,688, "Preliminary Evaluation of Perennial Ryegrass and Buffalograss Blends for Seeded Roadside Establishment to Comply with Storm Water Control Regulations." 

Sharp, Ryan L., and Skibins, Jeffrey, US Department of the Interior, $42,800, "Monitoring Horseback Ridership in Ozark National Scenic Riverways." 

Shaw McBee, Peg, Blocksome, Carolyn E., and Hoyle, Jared, Kansas Department of Transportation, $18,224, "Preliminary Evaluation of Perennial Ryegrass and Buffalograss Blends for Seeded Roadside Establishment to Comply with Storm Water Control Regulations." 

Skibins, Jeffrey, and Sharp, Ryan L., US Department of the Interior, $42,800, "Monitoring Horseback Ridership in Ozark National Scenic Riverways." 

INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS

Lilja, Nina K., Bhadriraju, Subramanyam (Grain Science and Industry), Floros, John D. (Dean of Agriculture and Director of AES), Leslie, John F. (Plant Pathology), Lindshield, Brian L. (Human Nutrition), and Washburn, Shannon G. (Communications), US Agency for International Development, "Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss." 

Lilja, Nina K., Pagadala, P. V. Vara (Dean of Agriculture and Director of AES), and Pierzynski, Gary M. (Agronomy), US Agency for International Development, "Innovation Lab on Sustainable Intensification."

KS CTR FOR AG RSRCES & THE ENV / KS WATER RSRCE RSRCH INST

Devlin, Daniel L., Kansas Department of Health and Environment, $243,752, "Kansas Watershed Specialists." 

Devlin, Daniel L., Middendorf, Gerad D. (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work), Presley, DeAnn R. (Agronomy), Rice, Charles W. (Agronomy), Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A. (Agronomy), Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Swamy, Aavudai Anandhi (Agronomy), Tomlinson, Peter J. (Agronomy), and Waggoner, Justin (Southwest Area Office), US Department of Agriculture, $1,065,505, "Resilience and Vulnerability of Beef Cattle Production in the Southern Great Plains under Changing Climate, Land Use, and Markets." 

Devlin, Daniel L., Hutchinson, Stacy L. (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), and Middendorf, Gerad D. (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work), US Department of the Interior, $13,350, "Water Research for the Fort Riley Net Zero Initiative." 

NORTHWEST RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER

Aiken, Robert M., Little, Christopher R. (Plant Pathology), and Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $9,900, "Development of Sorghum Germplasm with Enhanced Drought Tolerance and Higher Grain Yield." 

PLANT PATHOLOGY

Gill, Bikram S., Kansas Department of Agriculture, $210,000, "Partner Agreement for I/UCRC." 

Jardine, Douglas J., North Central Soybean Research Program, $10,000, "Understanding the Role of Fungicide Programs on Soybean Health and Charcoal Rot Development." 

Leslie, John F., Multi-Sponsor, $4,550, "APP Multi-Sponsor Research 50." 

Leslie, John F., Bhadriraju, Subramanyam (Grain Science and Industry), Floros, John D. (Dean of Agriculture and Director of AES), Lilja, Nina K. (International Agricultural Programs), Lindshield, Brian L. (Human Nutrition), and Washburn, Shannon G. (Communications), US Agency for International Development, "Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss." 

Little, Christopher R., Roozeboom, Kraig L. (Agronomy), and Tesso, Tesfaye (Agronomy), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $19,540, "Breeding Sorghum for Improved Production and Utilization." 

Little, Christopher R., Aiken, Robert M. (Northwest Research Extension Center), and Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $9,900, "Development of Sorghum Germplasm with Enhanced Drought Tolerance and Higher Grain Yield." 

Little, Christopher R., Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), and Tesso, Tesfaye (Agronomy), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $34,111, "Germplasm Screening, Host-Plant Interactions, and Inoculation Techniques for Sorghum Stalk Rot Diseases in Kansas." 

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER

Currie, Randall S., Kisekka, Isaya, and Zukoff, Sarah N. (Southwest Area Office), Kansas Corn Commission, $9,633, "Developing Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Drought Tolerant Corn under Deficit Irrigation Scenarios." 

Gillen, Robert L., Multi-Sponsor, $44,160, "ASW Multi-Sponsor Research 36." 

Holman, Johnathon D., Multi-Sponsor, $1,632, "ASW Testing of Forage Cultivars."

Kisekka, Isaya, Currie, Randall S., and Zukoff, Sarah N. (Southwest Area Office), Kansas Corn Commission, $9,633, "Developing Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Drought Tolerant Corn under Deficit Irrigation Scenarios." 

Schlegel, Alan J., Obour, Augustine K. (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), and Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A. (Agronomy), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $4,863, "Evaluating Nitrogen and Iron Use Efficiency in Advanced Sorghum Lines." 

Schlegel, Alan J., Peterson, Dallas E. (Agronomy), and Thompson, Curtis R. (Agronomy), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $1,900, "Sorghum Response to Postemergence Applied Huskie following a Pre-emergence Applied Lexar EZ, Lumax EZ or Zemas." 

Zukoff, Sarah N., Brokesh, Edwin L. (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Flippo, Daniel (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), McCornack, Brian P. (Entomology), and Sharda, Ajay (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Kansas Corn Commission, $3,697, "Comprehensive Study of Light Wavelength and Image Processing to Automatically Identify Corn Pests." 

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE/REGIONAL AND COMMUNITY PLANNING

Beamish, Anne E., City of Grandview Plaza, $936, "Grandview Plaza City Park Design Project." 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

BIOCHEMISTRY

Prakash, Om, US Department of Agriculture, $29,211, "Integrated Strategies to Control Equine Herpesvirus 1 Infection." 

BIOLOGY

Chapes, Stephen K., National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $20,000, "Collection of Immune/Stress-related Tissues from Mice Flown on ISS." 

Spooner, Brian S., Kansas State University Foundation, $71,000, "Cancer Center Research Awards." 

Vediyappan, Govindsamy, American Heart Association, Inc., $77,000, "Candida Albicans Hyphal Growth and Virulence Inhibition." 

PHYSICS

Flanders, Bret N., National Science Foundation, $9,743, "Integration of Conducting Polymers with Living Cells." 

Flanders, Bret N., US Department of Health and Human Services, $103,957, "Conducting Polymer Nanowires for Neural Modulation." 

SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY, AND SOCIAL WORK

Middendorf, Gerad D., Devlin, Daniel L. (Ks Ctr for Ag Rsrces & the Env / Ks Water Rsrce Rsrch Inst), Presley, DeAnn R. (Agronomy), Rice, Charles W. (Agronomy), Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A. (Agronomy), Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Swamy, Aavudai Anandhi (Agronomy), Tomlinson, Peter J. (Agronomy), and Waggoner, Justin (Southwest Area Office), US Department of Agriculture, $130,470, "Resilience and Vulnerability of Beef Cattle Production in the Southern Great Plains under Changing Climate, Land Use, and Markets."

Middendorf, Gerad D., Devlin, Daniel L. (Ks Ctr for Ag Rsrces & the Env / Ks Water Rsrce Rsrch Inst), and Hutchinson, Stacy L. (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), US Department of the Interior, $13,350, "Water Research for the Fort Riley Net Zero Initiative." 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Burenheide, Bradley, and Vontz, Thomas, US Department of Education, $68,750, "James Madison Legacy Project (JMLP) of the We the People Program (WTP)." 

Vontz, Thomas, and Burenheide, Bradley, US Department of Education, $68,750, "James Madison Legacy Project (JMLP) of the We the People Program (WTP)." 

DEAN OF EDUCATION

Havlicek, Barbara J., Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, $143,665, "Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom." 

Havlicek, Barbara J., Schools for Quality Education, Inc., $7,000, "Schools for Quality Education." 

Shuman, Cindy, National Science Foundation, $26,272, "External Evaluation of Iowa NSF EPSCoR." 

Shuman, Cindy, National Science Foundation, $30,000, "Track-2: The Smart MATerial Design, Analysis, and Processing (SMATDAP) Consortium: Building Next-generation Polymers and the Tools to Accelerate Cost-effective Commericial Production Accelerate Cost-effective Commercial Production - Evaluation." 

Shuman, Cindy, US Department of Education, $22,000, "Minority Science and Engineering Program: Undergraduate Research as a Tool to Engage, Retain and Graduate - Evaluation." 

Shuman, Cindy, US Department of Labor, $115,989, "Johnson County Community College: Accelarated, Collaborative Technology Training Services (JCCC-ACTTS) - Evaluation." 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Brokesh, Edwin L., Flippo, Daniel, McCornack, Brian P. (Entomology), Sharda, Ajay, and Zukoff, Sarah N. (Southwest Area Office), Kansas Corn Commission, $5,546, "Comprehensive Study of Light Wavelength and Image Processing to Automatically Identify Corn Pests." 

Flippo, Daniel, Brokesh, Edwin L., McCornack, Brian P. (Entomology), Sharda, Ajay, and Zukoff, Sarah N. (Southwest Research Extension Center), Kansas Corn Commission, $11,091, "Comprehensive Study of Light Wavelength and Image Processing to Automatically Identify Corn Pests." 

Hutchinson, Stacy L., Devlin, Daniel L. (Ks Ctr for Ag Rsrces & the Env / Ks Water Rsrce Rsrch Inst), and Middendorf, Gerad D. (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work), US Department of the Interior, $26,699, "Water Research for the Fort Riley Net Zero Initiative." 

Sharda, Ajay, Brokesh, Edwin L., Flippo, Daniel, McCornack, Brian P. (Entomology), and Zukoff, Sarah N. (Southwest Research Extension Center), Kansas Corn Commission, $5,546, "Comprehensive Study of Light Wavelength and Image Processing to Automatically Identify Corn Pests."

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Kulesza, Stacey, Kansas Department of Transportation, $52,750, "Galvanized and Aluminized Pipe Durability Field Review and Evaluation." 

Stokes, Robert W., US Department of Transportation, $100,000, "Traffic Assistance Services for Kansas (TASK) Program (FY 2015 - 2017)." 

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Mirafzal, Behrooz, National Science Foundation, $50,000, "I-Corps Teams: A Novel Direct Drive Wind Energy System." 

Prakash, Punit, National University of Ireland Galway, $27,614, "Proof-of-principle Assessment of Microwave Ablation for Treating Esophageal Varices." 

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES

Hanson, Brian R., and Snead, Bruce C., US Environmental Protection Agency, $75,000, "Radon Projects for Kansas." 

Snead, Bruce C., and Hanson, Brian R., US Environmental Protection Agency, $75,000, "Radon Projects for Kansas." 

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Geuther, Jeffrey A., McGregor, Douglas S., Roberts, Jeremy A., and Ugorowski, Philip B., US Department of Energy, $54,119, "Develop an Active Sensor Array Prototype for Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory." 

McGregor, Douglas S., and Shultis, J. Kenneth, US Department of Defense, $88,211, "Wearable Detection Device (WDD) - Low Visibility Gamma Neutron Sensor." 

McGregor, Douglas S., Geuther, Jeffrey A., Roberts, Jeremy A., and Ugorowski, Philip B., US Department of Energy, $54,119, "Develop an Active Sensor Array Prototype for Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory." 

Roberts, Jeremy A., Geuther, Jeffrey A., McGregor, Douglas S., and Ugorowski, Philip B., US Department of Energy, $54,119, "Develop an Active Sensor Array Prototype for Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory." 

Shultis, J. Kenneth, and McGregor, Douglas S., US Department of Defense, $22,053, "Wearable Detection Device (WDD) - Low Visibility Gamma Neutron Sensor." 

Ugorowski, Philip B., Geuther, Jeffrey A., McGregor, Douglas S., and Roberts, Jeremy A., US Department of Energy, $54,119, "Develop an Active Sensor Array Prototype for Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory." 

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY 

HUMAN NUTRITION

Koppel, Kadri, United Sorghum Checkoff Program, $9,500, "Pet Food Feeding Guide." 

Lindshield, Brian L., Bhadriraju, Subramanyam (Grain Science and Industry), Floros, John D. (Dean of Agriculture and Director of AES), Leslie, John F. (Plant Pathology), Lilja, Nina K. (International Agricultural Programs), and Washburn, Shannon G. (Communications), US Agency for International Development, "Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss." 

Swaney-Stueve, Marianne, Gallo, Katherine E. (K-State Olathe), and Jepsen, Tegan M. (K-State Olathe), Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc., $11,200, "Study Agreement 1."

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE 

CLINICAL SCIENCES

Rush, Bonnie R., Maddie's Fund, $6,000, "Maddie's Shelter Medicine Externship." 

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE/PATHOBIOLOGY

Dritz, Steven S., DeRouchey, Joel M. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Goodband, Robert D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), O'Quinn, Travis G. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Tokach, Michael D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), and Woodworth, Jason (Animal Sciences and Industry), National Pork Board, "A Review of Heavy Weight Market Pigs: Status of Knowledge and Future Needs Assessment." 

Hardwidge, Philip R., US Department of Health and Human Services, $375,000, "Bacterial Effectors Targeting the IKK/NF-kB Pathway." 

Rowland, Raymond R. R., National Pork Producers Council, $80,000, "Consulting Agreement." 

Sanderson, Michael W., Kansas Department of Agriculture, $30,000, "A Secure Beef Supply (SPS) Plan for Business Continuity in a Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak." 

KANSAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE 

FOUR-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Keatley, Sarah L., and Stone, Barbara J., Monsanto Company, $10,000, "Challenging Kansas Youth to be the Solution to Feed the World Food Security." 

Stone, Barbara J., and Keatley, Sarah L., Monsanto Company, $10,000, "Challenging Kansas Youth to be the Solution to Feed the World Food Security." 

KANSAS FOREST SERVICE

Atchison, Robert L., South Dakota Department of Agriculture, $65,000, "Windbreak Condition Assessment." 

Biles, Larry E., US Environmental Protection Agency, $36,300, "Riparian Forest Management Technical Assistance and Coordination SFY14-SFY16." 

SOUTHEAST AREA OFFICE

Shoup, Douglas E., Devlin, Daniel L. (Ks Ctr for Ag Rsrces & the Env / Ks Water Rsrce Rsrch Inst), Middendorf, Gerad D. (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work), Presley, DeAnn R. (Agronomy), Rice, Charles W. (Agronomy), Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A. (Agronomy), Swamy, Aavudai Anandhi (Agronomy), Tomlinson, Peter J. (Agronomy), and Waggoner, Justin (Southwest Area Office), US Department of Agriculture, $21,745, "Resilience and Vulnerability of Beef Cattle Production in the Southern Great Plains under Changing Climate, Land Use, and Markets." 

SOUTHWEST AREA OFFICE

Waggoner, Justin, Devlin, Daniel L. (Ks Ctr for Ag Rsrces & the Env / Ks Water Rsrce Rsrch Inst), Middendorf, Gerad D. (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work), Presley, DeAnn R. (Agronomy), Rice, Charles W. (Agronomy), Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A. (Agronomy), Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Swamy, Aavudai Anandhi (Agronomy), and Tomlinson, Peter J. (Agronomy), US Department of Agriculture, $21,745, "Resilience and Vulnerability of Beef Cattle Production in the Southern Great Plains under Changing Climate, Land Use, and Markets." 

Zukoff, Sarah N., Brokesh, Edwin L. (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Flippo, Daniel (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), McCornack, Brian P. (Entomology), and Sharda, Ajay (Biological and Agricultural 

Engineering), Kansas Corn Commission, $3,697, "Comprehensive Study of Light Wavelength and Image Processing to Automatically Identify Corn Pests." 

Zukoff, Sarah N., Currie, Randall S. (Southwest Research Extension Center), and Kisekka, Isaya (Southwest Research Extension Center), Kansas Corn Commission, $12,844, "Developing Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Drought Tolerant Corn under Deficit Irrigation Scenarios." 

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST 

DEAN OF GRADUATE SCHOOL

Polson, Cheryl J., US Department of Defense, $62,625, "Continuing Education for Senior Leaders (CESL) Seminar - Ft. Leavenworth." 

SALINA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND AVIATION 

DEAN OF COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND AVIATION

Barnhart, Richard K., and Carraway, Kurt J. (Salina Applied Aviation Research Center), US Department of Transportation, $270,500, "UAS Maintenance, Modification, Repair, Inspection, Training, and Certification Considerations." 

SALINA APPLIED AVIATION RESEARCH CENTER

Carraway, Kurt J., and Barnhart, Richard K. (Dean of College of Technology and Aviation), US Department of Transportation, $270,500, "UAS Maintenance, Modification, Repair, Inspection, Training, and Certification Considerations." 

Carraway, Kurt J., Westar Energy, $35,000, "Westar-KSU Task Order 3." 

VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH 

K-STATE OLATHE

Gallo, Katherine E., Jepsen, Tegan M., and Swaney-Stueve, Marianne (Human Nutrition), Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc., $3,200, "Study Agreement 1." 

Jepsen, Tegan M., Gallo, Katherine E., and Swaney-Stueve, Marianne (Human Nutrition), Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc., $1,600, "Study Agreement 1."