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SOLID STATE CULTURE OF MOLD TO PRODUCE BIOLOGICAL PESTICIDES AGAINST GYPSY MOTH

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4632
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4632
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mycotech Corporation
P. O. Box 4109 Butte, MT 59702
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: SOLID STATE CULTURE OF MOLD TO PRODUCE BIOLOGICAL PESTICIDES AGAINST GYPSY MOTH
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $217,000.00
 

Abstract:

GYPSY MOTHS, SERIOUS DEFOLIATORS OF INCREASING FOREST ACREAGE, MAY BE COMBATED WITH ENTOMOPATHOGENIC FUNGI. COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THESE NATURAL BIOCIDES HAS BEEN HAMPERED BY THE INABILITY TO CHEAPLY PRODUCE LARGE NUMBER S OF VIABLE SPORES IN LIQUID SUBMERGED CULTURE. A COLUMNAR SOLID STATE CULTURE (CSSC) REACTOR DEVELOPED BY THIS COMPANYMAY BE ADAPTED FOR LOW-COST SPORE PRODUCTION. THIS APPROACH IS NOT WITHOUT RISK, BUT DOES OBVIATE LOW VIABILITY AND DOSERATES ASSOCIATED WITH MANY PAST FIELD TRIAL FAILURES. THE EFFORT PROPOSED HERE WILL BE DIRECTED TOWARDS GROWING BEAUVERIA BASSIANA SPORES WITH EFFICACY AGAINST GYPSY MOTHS.THIS WILL BE A MODEL DEMONSTRATING HOW THE CSSC REACTOR CAN ECONOMICALLY PRODUCE EFFECTIVE, NATURAL INSECTICIDES.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Joan combie
Small Business Information at Submission:

Renewable Technologies Inc.
P.o. Box 4113 Butte, MT 59702

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