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  1. A seed-coating mixed enzyme formula for the control of fungal and bacterial pathogens

    SBC: ZYMtronix Catalytic Systems Inc.            Topic: 8.2

    This project seeks to improve food security through the development of a novel crop disease management tool. Modern agriculture relies on the heavy use of pesticides to control plant diseases and protect crops from significant losses, and many of the most important disease control products are quickly losing efficacy due to resistance development. Consequences of pesticide use include potentially ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  2. Development of RNA interference-based product for Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren) control.

    SBC: APSE, Inc            Topic: 8.2

    Fire ants cause about $7 billion dollars of damage in the United States annually. Fire ants infest some 367 million acres in the United States and their range expands every year. Since the geographical range offire ant infestationis limited by temperature and rainfall, the rising global temperatureisforecasted to lead tosignificant range expansion.Fire ants cause damage to electrical equipment, de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  3. Leveraging Nematode Signals to Enhance Entomopathogenic Nematode Efficacy for Pest Control

    SBC: Kaplan Schiller Research, LLC            Topic: 8.2

    The proposed project will test the feasibility of using nematode released factors to improve entomopathogenic nematodes' (EPNs) efficacy (ability to kill) in biological control. Broad-spectrum synthetic pesticides have adverse effects on the environment and human health. For example, approximately 26 million human poisonings and 220,000 deaths occur annually due to synthetic pesticides worldwi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  4. Optimizing Best Management Practices and Cultivar Selection for Midwest Hops Production

    SBC: MIDWEST HOP PRODUCERS LLC            Topic: 8.2

    In the United States, more than 90% of hop production occurs in the Pacific Northwest. Cultivars and best management practices are optimized for that growing environment, but may not be suitable for other growing regions. Hops contribute the bitter and aromatic flavors to beer. The craft beer industry is on the rise, with consistent growth over the past five years. Craft brewers desire locally sou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  5. TempO-STAT Citrus Greening Infection Test

    SBC: BioSpyder Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 8.2

    A primary test that can be performed in orange groves to identify carrier insects and trees infected with the bacteria that causes citrus greening, and secondary test providing more detailed information that can subsequently be performed in central labs using sequencing-based technology,will be established and the feasibility of performing these tests and identifying infection in the carrier insec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  6. Stackable farming for economically and environmentally sustainable urban food production

    SBC: Vecna Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 8.12

    More than ever before, we have the tools to measure and identify historical trends. With this information, we can predict the future of food security, and the outlook is dire. The data suggests that traditional methods of farming are wearing on the ecosystem, the U.S. economy, and our health. Armed with a forward-looking mindset and technological advances, we will be able to develop healthier, mor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  7. Acoustic Emission Sensor for Maple Sap Collection in Syrup Production

    SBC: Triangle Engineering            Topic: 8.12

    Maple syrup production is one of the heritages in New England as well as many other northern states of the country. In the United States, most maple syrup productions are in small and mid-sized farms, supporting many jobs. It is proposed to develop an acoustic sensor for improving collection of maple sap as raw material of maple syrup production. The sensor developed will replace the empirical det ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. Technical and market feasibility of kelp meal as a nutritional supplement in low-moisture foods

    SBC: VitaminSea LLC            Topic: 8.12

    The purpose of this SBIR Phase I effort is to prove the feasibility of kelp meal (latissima or "sugar kelp") as a viable, cost-effective and nutritious additive for low-moisture foods (specifically bread). Once commercialized, the manufacture and distribution of VitaminSea's kelp meal product will support local suppliers and the Maine seaweed industry.

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  9. Low Cost energy Storage for Rural Renewable Energy Micro-grids

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: 8.12

    Small to medium farm/ranch development and electricity demand are a closely related phenomenon, and when combined with responsible environmental protection, renewable energy projects become an excellent means for sustainable economic growth. Renewable energy projects benefit rural communities in multiple areas by creating new employment opportunities, stimulating economic activity, reducing enviro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  10. Intelligent Mapping of the Farm Using Low-Cost, GPS-Enabled Cameras During Existing Farm Activities

    SBC: NWB SENSORS INC.            Topic: 8.12

    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

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