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  1. DIGITAL FLOW CONTROL FOR AUTOMATION OF PRECISION AGRICULTURAL SPRAYING

    SBC: Capstan Ag Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    INACCURACY IN AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL APPLICATION CAUSES INCREASED PRODUCTION COSTS AND RELEASES UNNECESSARY PESTICIDE AND FERTILIZERS INTO THE ENVIRONMENT. APPLICATION CONTROL IS PRIMARILY A MANUAL OPERATION AND ON-THE-GO ADJUSTMENT OF SPRAY OUTPUT FOR SPRAY TARGET OR TRAVEL SPEED VARIATION IS RARE. HOWEVER, COMMERCIALIZATION AND USE OF ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS FOR SPEED-BASED APPLICATION CONTROL IS INCR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Agriculture
  2. GameteGuard: A Novel Method to Counteract Fertility Decline in Dairy Cattle

    SBC: MEMBRANE PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: 83

    Fertility in artificially inseminated dairy cattle has declined as milk production has increased, and is one of the most costly challenges faced by today's dairy farmer. This fertility decline causes economic losses of >$300 million annually, losses due in part to damage incurred by sperm during the handling, cooling, freezing and thawing necessary for artificial insemination. For it is the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  3. Reducing Cost, Improving Efficiency and Productivity of Farming Crickets as Food Ingredients

    SBC: ALL THINGS BUGS LLC            Topic: 812

    Reducing Cost, Improving Efficiency and Productivity of Farming Crickets as Food IngredientsAs the human population grows, it is ever more important to sustain rather than increase our levels of consumption from the earth and it's ecosphere. The market for protein is exploding. The global market for protein products was $15.2 billion in 2012. By 2017, these markets are projected to increase 30 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  4. Continued Development Of A Novel Next Generation Airborne Wind Energy System For Small And Mid Size Farms

    SBC: EWINDSOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 812

    As Oregon farmer and Organically Grown Company (OGC) executive director Andy Westlund confesses, being one of the 800,000 small commercial farmers in America is challenging (Hoppe, MacDonald, & Korb 2010). Small farms are highly exposed to market risks, tend to focus on commodities, and have profit margins of just 3-4% (Hoppe, MacDonald, & Korb 2010). As such, small price changes of a sing ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  5. Micro-Bait Station Suzukii

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 812

    Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an aggressive, prolific, and polyphagous pest species of many crops, because they lay their eggs in healthy, unripened soft-skinned fruit,rendering them unmarketable. In August 2008, the first detection of SWD in the US caused great concern, as the fly was found infesting a variety of commercial fruits on the coast of California. The following ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  6. SPLAT TK: Semiochemical Control of the Deer Tick

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 83

    ISCA Technologies proposes to further develop and optimize SPLAT® TK, an attract and kill(A&K) formulation designed to target all active stages of the deer tick, Ixodes scapularis Say, aspecies of major medical and veterinary significance in the U.S., due to its capacity to transmit Lyme disease and several other zoonotic pathogens. ISCA's sprayable, long-lasting SPLAT TK formulation w ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  7. Rapid Foodborne Illness Detection System

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: 85

    Approximately 47.8 million episodes of foodborne illnesses (to one in six Americans), occur each year and result in roughly 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths in the U.S. Approximately half of the reported foodborne illnesses occur in children, with the majority occurring in children under 15 years of age. The development of reliable and effective methods to detect foodborne hazards (pathog ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  8. A low-cost pathogen detection system is proposed comprising an incubator-reader unit as well as a low-cost consumable paper-based indicator test strip.

    SBC: Access Sensor Technologies LLC            Topic: 85

    Food safety is a global problem, which costs the world billions of dollars and over a million lives annually. This project seeks to develop a complete system for easy pathogenic bacteria detection for the food supply chain. The proposed kit will deliver exceptional ease-of-use as well as performance metrics (time, cost, labor). By delivering a complete pathogen detection solution, the kit will ena ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  9. A multispectral imaging system for real-time prediction of beef tenderness and USDA grades

    SBC: Goldfinch Solutions, LLC            Topic: 85

    Beef tenderness is the most important trait influencing consumer satisfaction. Currently there is no method for real-time classification of beef by tenderness. Current beef marketing is based on USDA quality grades (Prime, Choice, and Select). Therefore, the beef industry needs an integrated system that can simultaneously predict beef tenderness and also USDA grades. In the Phase I study, we succe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  10. Operationalizing multiscale SAR metrics for rapid forest disturbance assessment

    SBC: APPLIED GEOSOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: 81

    Demand for mapping forest disturbance and structural characteristics exists from USDA and Federal programs, industry, and international programs such as REDD. Applications range from operational forestry, assessing carbon sequestration, monitoring wildlife habitat, weather and disaster response, infestations, gauging forest productivity, and evaluating programs such as Environmental Quality Incent ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture

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