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FACILITATED HARVESTING OF CHESTNUTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4638
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4638
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Empire Chestnut Company
3276 Empire Road SW Carrollton, OH 44615
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: FACILITATED HARVESTING OF CHESTNUTS
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $190,000.00
 

Abstract:

CHINESE CHESTNUTS HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR GREATLY EXPENDED COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION IN THE U.S.A. LOCALLY PRODUCED CHEST NUTS COULD REPLACED IMPORTED CHESTNUTS IN THE MARKETPLACE AS WELL AS EXPLOIT NEW MARKETS. ONE BARRIER TO COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION IS LACK OF HARVEST TECHNOLOGY. WE PROPOSE DETERMINING EFFICACY AND COSTS OF 2 HARVESTING METHODS: 1) ALLOWING RIPE CHESTNUTS TO NATURALLY FALL ONTO TARPS PLACED UNDER TREES; AND 2) USING A MECHANICAL TRUNCK SHAKER TO SHAKE CHESTNUTS ONTO TARPS. WE WILL ALSO DETERMINE: 1) CHANGES THAT OCCUR IN CHESTNUTS IMMEDIATELY BEFORE RIPEN ING; 2) CHANGES THAT OCCUR IN CHESTNUTS AFTER RIPENING; 3) LENGTH AND DISTRIBUTION OF NATURAL NUT DROP; AND 4) EFFECT OF WEATHER PARAMETERS ON RIPENING AND NUT DROP.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Dr. gregory miller
Small Business Information at Submission:

Empire Chestnut Company
3276 Empire Rd Carrollton, OH 44615

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