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DAIRY FARMING IN SOUTH TEXAS HAS DECLINED OVER THE LAST TWO DECADES DUE TO THE…

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Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4658
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4658
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
International Resources Group
P.O. Box Drawer 1777 Las Cruces, NM 88004
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: DAIRY FARMING IN SOUTH TEXAS HAS DECLINED OVER THE LAST TWO DECADES DUE TO THE COST AND DIFFICULTY OF PRODUCING HIGH PROTEIN FEED.
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $18,652.00
 

Abstract:

DAIRY FARMING IN SOUTH TEXAS HAS DECLINED OVER THE LAST TWO DECADES DUE TO THE COST AND DIFFICULTY OF PRODUCING HIGH PROTEIN FEED. LEUCAENA IS A GENUS OF MULTI-PURPOSE, FAST-GROWING, NITROGEN-FIXING PERENNIALS WHICH ARE NATURALIZED AND/OR CULTIVATED THROUGHOUT THE HUMID TROPICS FOR ANIMAL FODDER. ALTHOUGH THREE SPECIES OF LEUCAENA ARE NATIVE TO TEXAS, IT HAS NEVER BEEN DOMESTICATED D DOMESTICATION OF LEUCAENA FOR FODDER IN SOUTH TEXAS-TECHN NICAL ABSTRACT AND UTILIZED AS A FODDER IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. ITS USE AS FODDER IN THE U.S. IS RESTRICTED BY A GENERAL LACK OF REGIONAL INFORMATION ON ITS RELATIVE FEED VALUE FOR DAIRY AND OTHER CATTLE, AND ALSO LIMITED DATAON LEUCAENA'S REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL CULTIVATION IN THEREGION. THIS RESEARCH PROGRAM INTENDS TO DOMESTICATE LEUCAENA AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ALFALFA ANIMAL FEED CROP IN SOUTH TEXAS.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Dr. Robert D. Kirmse
Small Business Information at Submission:

International Resources Group
P>o> Box Drawer 1777 Las Cruces, NM 88004

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