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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Catalytic Production of Hydrocarbon from Biomass

    SBC: VISOLIS, INC            Topic: 88

    Conversion of biomass into useful fungible chemicals and fuels is a long-standing challenge. A key requirement of such processes is high efficiency of conversion for economic viability. Biomass derived sugars are highly oxygenated and need processing to remove to be converted into useful hydrocarbons.We propose an integrated bio-thermochemical platform for production of a specialty chemical, which ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  5. Carbon-conserving microbial production of 1-hexanol from bio-based feedstocks

    SBC: ZYMOCHEM INC            Topic: 88

    1-Hexanol has a global market size of ~200,000 MT/yr, wherein this alcohol is used as an endproduct or as an intermediate in producing other industrial chemicals with applications in the plastics, textile, perfume, and chemicals industries. 1-Hexanol is commercially produced from petrochemicalsvia processes the require substantial energy inputs, use toxic gases, and waste that is difficult to disp ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  6. Improved Soybean Feed for Use in Aquaculture

    SBC: Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.            Topic: 82

    With global aquaculture production poised to double in the next 20 years the need for sustainable, cost effective feed inputs will be greater than ever - and soybean-based feeds can be part of the solution. Unfortunately, soy feeds use remains limited due to the presence of anti-nutritional factors including undigested oligosaccharides raffinose and stachyose, lectins that damage the intestinal li ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  7. Semiochemical Management of the Cranberry Fruitworm for the Small Cranberry Grower.

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 812

    Here we propose to develop a revolutionary tool for the control of CFW, BHFW, and SFW at the adult stage: our Specialized Pheromone & Lure Application Technology (SPLAT ®) for cranberry fruitworm (SPLAT CFW), blackheaded fireworm (SPLAT BHFW), and Sparganothis fruitworm (SPLAT SFW); a long-lasting, flowable, amorphous formulation that can be mechanically applied using conventional spray eq ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. Protecting Southern Yellow Pine from Dendroctonus frontalis with SPB Repel

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 81

    ISCA Technologies proposes to further develop and optimize SPB REPEL, an innovative solution to control the southern pine beetle (SPB), Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmerman, the most destructive pest of southern yellow pine species. SPB is a tremendous problem across southeastern North America, and is expanding its range northwards. SPB causes high levels of tree mortality, especially during populatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  9. CBB Repel: Safeguarding the Prosperity of the Small Farm Hawaiian Coffee Industry

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 812

    CBB Repel will help growers to protect their coffee crops from the most damaging coffee pest in the world, while promoting responsible environmental stewardship. If successful, CBB Repel will allow stakeholders who have been suffering with the scourge of this invasive CBB species, to reengage on the development of the healthy, prosperous, and energetic local communities centered on the small- and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  10. SPLAT Bloom: focused bee pollination in safe target areas

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 82

    The long-term aim of this project is to provide growers of honeybee-dependent crops and commercial beekeepers with SPLAT Bloom and SuperBoost, two semiochemical-based products to improve the health and performance of pollinators in US crop fields. Applied together, these two products will provide a safe and effective means to 1) improve the pollination performance of honeybee colonies by focusing ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture

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