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  1. An eddy covariance system for simultaneous flux measurements of total reactive nitrogen, ammonia, and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 84

    SummaryNitrogen balance plays a critical role in agricultural food security and biodiversity. While some nitrogen addition, such as fertilization, is highly beneficial to agriculture, too much can result in lower crop yields and plant loss. Air pollution can tip the nitrogen balance toward unhealthy soil and poor growing conditions and affect a plant's ability to cope with drought. Understandi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  2. Recycling Nutrients from Dairy Effluent into NOP-Compliant Agricultural Inputs

    SBC: Midwestern Bioag, Inc.            Topic: 84

    The consumer demand for organic food is growing faster than the supply. This is particularly true for large-scale row crops that go into staple foods and into animal feeds. As a result, about 80% of the primary organic grain supply is imported. Less-pronounced, but similar imbalances exist for specialty crops. Midwestern BioAg (MBA) has been supporting conventional and organic farmers for 35 years ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. In-plant probe of water potential for feedback controlled management of water status in fruit crops

    SBC: FLORAPULSE CO            Topic: 84

    Water is a critical and growing issue for our planet in both human use as well as the need for food production to feed a growing world population. Agriculture plays a dominant role in this challenge as the single largest user of water, accounting for an estimated 70% of all use by humans. There are 680 million acres of irrigated agriculture in the world (FAO) and 55 million acres of irrigated crop ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. 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
  5. Optimization of a unique freezing system for boar sperm

    SBC: MEMBRANE PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: 83

    The ability to freeze boar semen provides several advantages including disease reduction, more rapid genetic transfer, genetic banking, and more precise correlation with optimum female fertility. Although freezing is routine technology in many livestock species, it is not so in teh swine industry. Unfortunately, in boars, sperm quality inconsistencies and poor fertility make this technology commer ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. VCPR.ORG, an Internet platform for design and management of veterinary treatment protocols for livestock, and prudent use of prescription drugs

    SBC: DAIRY VETERINARIANS GROUP            Topic: 83

    Private veterinarians, most of whom work from small independent clinical practices, are a critical link in maintaining appropriate use of the antibiotics, hormones, and other pharmaceuticals that are vital to the health and welfare of livestock. VCPR.ORG will develop an Internet-based tool set designed to help veterinary practitioners serve their clients and protect public health, as well as guard ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  7. Virus-like-particle (VLP) vaccine for chicken infectious anemia.

    SBC: LARAD Inc.            Topic: 83

    The human population relies on food animals as a major source of high quality protein. Maintaining the health of these animals is of critical importance to good human nutrition worldwide. Chicken anemia virus (CAV) is an important immunosuppressive pathogen of poultry. We are proposing to improve vaccines and diagnostics for this pathogen to improve animal health. Chicken infectious anemia (CIA) i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  8. Advancing remote sensing approaches to measure water yield, identify ecological forest restoration priorities, and promote watershed investment opportunities in fire prone watersheds in California.

    SBC: Blue Forest Conservation, LLC            Topic: 81

    Forests across the Western U.S. are at a tipping point - overgrowth, a warming climate, drought, and insect infestations have ravaged tens of millions of acres of land, increasing the risk of wildfire and threatening water resources, air quality, communities, homes, and habitat. Forest restoration (the strategic removal of brush and shrubs and the selective thinning of trees to return forests to a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  9. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) for Wildland Fire Management

    SBC: Unmanned Experts Inc.            Topic: 81

    Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and small UAS (SUAS) technology hold great promise for facilitating the management of wildfires on forest lands. However technology is only a small part of the problem of integrating UAS into fireground operations. Significant concerns must be addressed about the coordination of air assets in the high-risk operational wildland fire airspace environment, which can be ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  10. Scaled Growth and Production of Mycelium Resin for Low Density Engineered Wood

    SBC: ECOVATIVE DESIGN LLC            Topic: 81

    Traditional engineered wood products, ubiquitous in our lives, are a human health hazard due to the carcinogenic nature of the binders used and lack of economical alternatives. The potential of mycelium binders as an alternative has become a primary research focus for Ecovative. Through the Phase I portion of this grant, Ecovative has identified low density (160-480 kg/m^3) engineered wood product ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture

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