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Production of Broccoli Seed with Added Chemoprotective Value During a Shortened…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67094
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-00100
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Caudill Seed Co., Inc.
1402 W. Main Street Louisville, KY 40203
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Production of Broccoli Seed with Added Chemoprotective Value During a Shortened Growing Season
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2004-33610-14311
Award Amount: $74,707.00
 

Abstract:

Evidence indicates that the consumption of cole crop vegetables, like broccoli, leads to a reduced risk of certain cancers in humans. Broccoli seed and seedling sprouts contain high levels of the compounds glucoraphanin and its by-product sulforaphane, which is known to provide a protective effect against certain carcinogens and is the likely agent reducing the human risk of cancer. These findings have stimulated interest in broccoli seed as a value-added commodity. Most United States broccoli seed is produced in specific areas of California and production is an eight to nine month process. This proposal describes a project to test new short season varieties developed by ARS for planting in late winter to attain mature seed for harvest in a rapid timeframe. The work plan will involve field tests in California, South Carolina and Kentucky. The proposed research is complementary to a preexisting Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between ARS and Caudill Seed Co. designed to identify and test self-compatible broccoli varieties that produce high yields of uniform seed with consistent glucoraphanin content. If this Phase I project is successful, Caudill is poised to commercialize use of the varieties under study.

Principal Investigator:

Greg Rieder
5025834402
ceo@caudillseed.com

Business Contact:

Sanford D. Caudill
CEO/President
5025834402
ceo@caudillseed.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Caudill Seed Co., Inc.
1402 W. Main Street Louisville, KY 40203

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