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  1. SWEdar- an Automated Low-Power Snow Water Equivalent Sensor

    SBC: Flat Earth Inc            Topic: 84

    Intellectual Merit: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will assist in producing the next-generation approach for monitoring critical water resources stored in the seasonal snowpack. Agriculture is a significant user of ground and surface water in the United States, accounting for approximately 80 percent of the Nation's consumptive water use and over 90 percent in many Wes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  2. Creating an advanced, economical, eco-friendly measurement of snow water equivalence using observed GNSS signals beneath the snow

    SBC: NWB SENSORS INC.            Topic: 84

    The purpose for this research is to develop a Snow Water Equivalency (SWE) sensor that will broaden our understanding/management of snow and the water we receive from it.Importance of the ProblemSnowpack is very important to the United States' water budget with 85% of freshwater runoff originating as snowmelt in the west, and nine significant floods of the 20th century were directly related to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. Intelligent Mapping of the Farm Using Low-Cost, GPS-Enabled Cameras During Existing Farm Activities

    SBC: NWB SENSORS INC.            Topic: 812

    With the advent of precision agriculture, the way we farm is changing. Technologies exist to add precision to all aspects of the farm. Through "mapping the farm," precision management strategies can be implemented such as: targeted herbicide application, targeted soil management, improved yield predictions, improved management of water, and other farm resources. These practices all require informa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  4. Barley Biorefinery: Protein Concentrates and BioBased Chemicals

    SBC: MONTANA BIOAGRICULTURE INC.            Topic: 86

    The phase II project is a key element in a larger project to develop value added agricultural manufacturing in rural communities. In phase 1 MBAI demonstrated feasibility of producing multiple high value co-products in a barley biorefinery.The current process uses barley to produce barley protein concentrate, BPC, with ethanol as a co-product. BPC has valuable markets as a protein ingredient in aq ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  5. Boring deterrent compounds to enhance mycoinsecticides for bark beetle control

    SBC: MONTANA BIOAGRICULTURE INC.            Topic: 81

    Montana BioAgriculture Inc., MBAI, is developing fungal insect pathogens as mycoinsecticides for bark beetles. With climate change and globalization, outbreaks of both native and introduced species of bark beetles are occurring at an unprecedented scale; killing trees on millions of acres of forest and causing substantial economic loss in timber harvest and in value of both private and public fore ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  6. Creating an advanced, economical, environmentally friendly measurement of snow water equivalence using observed GPS signals beneath the snowpack

    SBC: NWB SENSORS INC.            Topic: 84

    The purpose for this research is to develop a Snow Water Equivalency (SWE) sensor that will broaden our understanding of snow and the water we receive from it. Current methods used to measure SWE are labor intensive, utilize hazardous antifreezes, economically prohibitive, and/or vulnerable to the environment. These limitations greatly restrict the number of locations where SWE measurements are ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  7. Process for Control of Annual Invasive Bromegrasses and Enhanced Establishment of Native Species in Post-Fire Applications

    SBC: BLUE MOON BULBS LLP            Topic: 81

    The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service describe cheatgrass as "the invader that won the West". This highly invasive annual grass is present or dominant on some 100 million acres in the Great Basin and Intermountain West and land managers estimate its spread is increasing by 12-14% annually. Cheatgrass (and its annual bromegrass relatives) are a principal driving force behind epi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  8. AUTOMOMOUS REPORTING AND TRACKING OF PESTICIDE INCIDENTS IN HONEY BEE COLONIES

    SBC: BEE ALERT TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: 813

    This project is aimed at helping plant production and protection by providing a means of rapid, autonomous reporting of pesticide incidents impacting honey bee colonies. We propose research leading to the design of an electronic device to monitor bee colonies for exposure to pesticides, specifically neonicotinoids in Phase I, and to remotely notify appropriate parties (e.g., beekeeper, grower, res ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  9. Direct Conversion of Farm Manure to Biodiesel and ethanol Utilizing a Novel Extremophilic Fungus

    SBC: Sustainable Bioproducts LLC            Topic: 88

    Agriculture in the United States produces significant quantities of waste manure that can be converted to biofuels. Current technologies to covert manure into fuels are typically limited by poor conversion efficiencies, the requirement for significant and costly inputs and controls to sustain the conversion process, and the low cost of the produced fuel (methane). Consequently, implementation and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  10. The Selective Control of Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) with Low-Cost Application of a Naturally Occurring Phytotoxic Element

    SBC: BLUE MOON BULBS LLP            Topic: 81

    Westscape Nursery proposes a Phase I project to establish a solution to the problem of rapid cheatgrass infestation in the western U.S. Preliminary studies have shown the ability of a naturally occurring elemental compound used in precise formulation to totally suppress and selectively control germinating and developing cheatgrass. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the US Forest Service ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture

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