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Soil profile water content sensing system based on TDR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2012-02152
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.4
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003621
Small Business Information
ACCLIMA, INC
2260 E COMMERCIAL ST Meridian, ID 83642-5970
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Soil profile water content sensing system based on TDR
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2012-02152
Award Amount: $450,000.00
 

Abstract:

Researchers who develop high water use efficiency plants are in great need of precisely monitoring the uptake of water by their prototype plants at various segments of its root zone. They need to know how each plant variation utilizes water in producing food and from where the water is drawn. Currently they have no accurate options for getting this data. This device will provide a new, accurate tool for studying the water use efficiency and zone of water consumption of various developing plant types. This will increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of developing high water use efficient plants. In other uses the device can provide accurate soil water monitoring for controlling crop irrigation - thus conserving large amounts of irrigation water.

Principal Investigator:

Scott K. Anderson
President
208-887-1470
scott@acclima.com

Business Contact:

Scott K. Anderson
President
208-887-1470
scott@acclima.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACCLIMA, INC.
2260 E COMMERCIAL ST Meridian, ID 83642-5970

EIN/Tax ID: 810558459
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No