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Company Information:

Address: 375 BONNEWITZ AVE
Van Wert, OH 45891-1101
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (419) 232-2461

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $160,000.00 2
SBIR Phase II $349,621.00 1

Award List:

Improved Agricultural Sustainability through Microbial Enhanced Disease Resistance and Yield in Corn

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Daniel B. Custis
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Seed treatments with the plant symbionts Trichoderma harzianum strain T22 results in root colonization and about a 5 bushel per acre yield increase over several hundred field trials. However, results have been quite variable, with yield changes ranging from about 50 bu/acre to actual yield… More

Improved microbial formulations, strains and systems to increase crop yield and control disease.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Daniel B. Custis, CEO
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Today, the American farmer and consumer is looking for nontoxic products to control pests. Biological control and related technologies have the potential to provide these nontoxic solutions for the control of plant pests and to increase plant growth and yield. Among the direct effects of biocontrol… More

Improved Agricultural Sustainability through Microbially Enhanced Nitrogen Fertilizer Use Efficiency and Yield

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Daniel B. Custis, CEO
Award Amount: $349,621.00
The proposed phase II project focuses on an economically and environmentally important project, which is to develop and document efficacy of wheat seed treatments that will increase yields and enable a reduction in nitrogen fertilizer use in this crop. Nitrogen fertilizer not taken up by crops is… More