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FACILITATING THE COLONIZATION OF PLANT ROOTS BY BENEFICIAL MICROORGANISMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1336
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1336
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kamterter Inc.
P.o. Box 30327 Lincoln, NE 68503
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: FACILITATING THE COLONIZATION OF PLANT ROOTS BY BENEFICIAL MICROORGANISMS
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

SOIL COVER AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS WHICH INFLUENCE EROSION ARE MARKEDLY INFLUENCED BY TILLAGE, CROP ROOT CHARACTERISTICS AND SOIL MICROORGANISMS. CONSERVATION-TILLAGE PROVIDES COVER AND ALSO INFLUENCES THE MICROFLORA MAKEUP. A MAJOR FACTOR HOWEVER, LIMITING SUCCESS IN MANAGING THE MICROFLORA HAS BEEN A LACK OF TECHNOLOGY TO FOSTER LARGER POPULATIONS OF BENEFICIAL MICROBES TO SURVIVE INOCULATION AND PLANTING. KAMTERTER HAS DEVELOPED A FLUID DRILLING APPARATUS WHICH WILL PLANT LARGE PREGERMINATED SEEDS. THE EFFORT PROPOSED IS TO DEVELOP BASIC TECHNIQUE AND EFFIENCY INFORMATION ON INOCULATING AND INFECTING SEEDS AND SEEDLINGS WITH BENFICIAL MICROORGANISMS USING FLUID DRILLING GELS AS CARRIERS AND NOVEL CHEMICAL TREATMENT TECHNIQUES TO FACILITATE COLONIZATION OF CROP ROOTS BY THE BENEFICIAL MICROORGANISMS.

Principal Investigator:

John A. Eastin
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Business Contact:


4024672508
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kamterter Inc.
P.o. Box 30327 Lincoln, NE 68503

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