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MASS PRODUCTION IN LIQUID CULTURE OF INSECT-KILLING N NEMATODES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4650
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4650
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Biosys
10150 Old Columbia Road Columbia, MD 21046
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: MASS PRODUCTION IN LIQUID CULTURE OF INSECT-KILLING N NEMATODES
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $190,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE COMMERCIAL USE OF ENTOMOGENOUS NEMATODES FOR EFFECTIVE BIO-CONTROL OF AGRICULTURAL INSECT PESTS IS DEPENDENT ON DEVELOPING NEW LARGE-SCALE AND ECONOMICAL PRODUCTION METHODS. BIOSIS HAS OBTAINED ENCOURAGING RESULTS IN THE LIQUID CULTURE OF NEOAPLECTANA CARPOCAPSAE WHICH COULD PROVIDE L LARGE NUMBERS OF NEMATODES AT COSTS COMPETITIVE WITH CHEMI ICAL INSECTICIDES. THE OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I OF THIS PROPOSALIS TO DEFINE CULTURE PARAMETERS FOR PILOT PRODUCTION DESIGN.MODEL LIQUID CULTURE SYSTEMS WILL BE USED TO (1) OPTIMIZE T THE NUTRIENT SOURCE, (2) DETERMINE AERATION AND MIXING REQUIREMENTS, AND (3) IDENTIFY ENVIRONMENTAL CUES FOR INFECTIVE JUVENILE PRODUCTION. MODEL LIQUID CULTURE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS WILL DEMONSTRATE THE CAPACITY AND EFFICIENCY OF THIS NOVEL APPLICATION OF FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Dr. milton friedman
Small Business Information at Submission:

Biosis
1057 East Meadow Circle Pal Alto, CA 94303

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No