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Tilling for Enhanced Bolting Resistant Lettuce

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80636
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2006-00047
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Arcadia Biosciences
410 West Harrison St, Suite 150 Columbia, WA 98119
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Tilling for Enhanced Bolting Resistant Lettuce
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2006-33610-16752
Award Amount: $79,810.00
 

Abstract:

Lettuce is a major vegetable crop grown in the United States with a farm gate value in 2003 of $2 billion. For crops such as lettuce, the vegetative leaves of the plant are the harvested material. Because lettuce must be harvested before it flowers, premature flowering, or bolting, reduces crop quality and yield, and therefore is a leading cause of profit loss to farmers. Lettuce cultivars with enhanced bolting resistance have the potential to increase both lettuce quality for existing growers and suppliers, as well as extending the geographical region over which lettuce can be commercially produced. Thus, we propose to breed cultivars of lettuce that have enhanced bolting resistance.

Principal Investigator:

Claire M. McCallum
Principal Scientist
2069030262
claire.mccallum@arcadiabio.com

Business Contact:

Vic C. Knauf
Chief Scientific Officer
5307507185
vic.knauf@arcadiabio.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
2390 E. Camelback Road, Suite 440 Phoenix, AZ 85016

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