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EXPERIMENTAL PROPAGATION AND EVALUATION OF THE CHIAS (FAMILY: LABIATAE), AS…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5208
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5208
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Botanical Research & Develop
201 North Central 33rd Fl. Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: EXPERIMENTAL PROPAGATION AND EVALUATION OF THE CHIAS (FAMILY: LABIATAE), AS DESERT CROPS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

SEVERAL SPECIES OF THE SALVIA FAMILY, WHICH PRODUCE EDIBLE SEED PRODUCTS, WILL BE TEST GROWN AT AN EXPERIMENTAL FARM IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA. THE MOST PRODUCTIVE VARIETIES THAT ARE ADAPTABLE TO DESERT CLIMATE, AND THAT ARE ECONOMICAL WITH WATER, WILL BE SELECTED FOR INCREASE AND FURTHER TESTING. THE PRODUCTS OF THE SEEDS, (1) POLYSACCHARIDE GUMS, (2) PROTEINS, AND (3) OILS, WILL BE ANALYZED BY MODERN CHEMICAL TECHNIQUES AND EVALUATED FOR PRODUCT REFINEMENTS. FURTHER CULTURAL TESTINGS AND CHEMICAL STUDIES WOULD BE CARRIED ON THROUGH PHASE II, AND HOPEFULLY TO COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT THEREAFTER.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Howard Scott Gentry
Investigator
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Botanical Research & Develop
201 North Central 33rd Fl. Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No