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Enhancing Mycoherbicide Storage Capabilities Through Encapsulation Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67079
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-00058
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Agricultural Research Initiatives, Inc.
700 Research Center Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Enhancing Mycoherbicide Storage Capabilities Through Encapsulation Technology
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2004-33610-14332
Award Amount: $77,281.00
 

Abstract:

Although biocontrol technology, including mycoherbicides, has been investigated for a long period of time, few products have actually made it into the commercial loop. The reasons for this are varied and include unfavorable environmental conditions, small markets and poor shelf-life. The test mycoherbicide candidate in this project, A. destruens, is plagued by poor shelf-life and storage capabilities. This SBIR project will investigate a unique encapsulation technology that will enable a protective microcapsule to be placed around A. destruens conidia and, in some cases, allow for shielding components to be incorporated for added protection. In doing this, the conidia will be protected and rendered more viable in storage and subsequent post application(s).

Principal Investigator:

Kelly Cartwright
4798413699
dkellyc@arkansas.net

Business Contact:

Kelly Cartwright
4798413699
dkellyc@arkansas.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agricultural Research Initiatives, Inc.
700 Research Center Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701

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