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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Tangler OFM Technology, Advanced Mating Disruption That Provides for Rapid and Cost Effective Application

    SBC: Ridge Quest, Inc            Topic: 82

    Many factors acting together including concerns aboutworker safety food safety pesticide resistance and new regulations governing pesticides haveheightened grower awareness to reduce insecticide inputs and increase reliance on biopesticides.Foremost among the forces leading to change is the need to reduce input costs in order tomaintain economic viability. Mating disruption is among the most effec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  2. A programmable sensor platform to mitigate crop loss caused by post-harvest disease in potato.

    SBC: SENSIT VENTURES, INC.            Topic: 813

    SensIT Ventures Inc. (SensIT) is commercializing a novel chemical sensorplatform that combines low-cost and high-performance features required for precisionagriculture and post-harvest applications. The miniature chemical sensor platform is afundamentally new type of ion mobility spectrometer that runs on low power DC voltagesuch as a common 9V battery. In this Phase I proof-of-concept proposal we ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  3. Development of a high pressure chemical delivery system for aerial application platforms

    SBC: APPLICATION INSIGHT, LLC            Topic: 813

    This project's goal is to reduce spray drift from aerial applications while at the same timesignificantly increase the efficiency and profitability of aerial applicators. The project willachieve this objective through development of a scalable commercial-scale high pressurechemical delivery system designed to mount on most any piloted fixed or rotary-wing aircraftand potentially larger Unmanned Ae ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. Genetic optimization of corn lignin biosynthesis for synergistic improvements in forage quality, yield and preservation

    SBC: ASTALAKE BIOSYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 82

    As the world's population reaches 9.7 billion in the year 2050 global crop production willneed to double to meet the projected demands for food feed fiber and fuel. Corn themost produced annual crop in the world will have a major role in helping to meet thisneed. In the United States more than a third of the corn produced is used as feed forlivestocks (148 million tons in 2017) and its stover also ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. Investigating the California Mussel as a new species for aquaculture production

    SBC: Santa Barbara Mariculture Company            Topic: 87

    The US seafood industry has two critical issues: a declining wild fishery and an incredible $14Bnational seafood deficit. One facet of the solution can be found in sustainable bivalve aquacultureincluding Mytilid (mussel) production. However Pacific Southwest mussel producers have adifficult time competing against faster growing Pacific Northwest mussel varieties and are seekingnovel locally adapt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. Pop Oats – an innovative, value-added snack to promote increased oat consumption.

    SBC: POP OATS, LLC            Topic: 85

    The co-founders of Pop Oats LLC (the "Company") in conjunction with a team from the USDA'sAgricultural Research Service Healthy Processed Foods Research Unit (the "USDA") havedeveloped a patent pending process for whole oat groats that provides long overdue innovationallowing oats to be positioned as both (i) a convenient ready-to-eat ("RTE") savory snack ("PopOats" - trademark registered on June ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. Labor-Friendly Terrestrial Cultivation and Ocean Outplanting of Asparagopsis Taxiformis

    SBC: CARLSBAD AQUAFARMS INC            Topic: 87

    he rise of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a paramount issue facing aburgeoning human population. Elevated levels of GHGs in the atmosphere including record levelsof methane (CH ) are contributing to potential catastrophic climate change. The agriculture4 industry is a major producer of CH : ruminant livestock account for approximately 25% of the4 total atmospheric methane emission ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  8. Versatile Biocatalytic Processes for Low-Cost Water Reuse in Agriculture

    SBC: MICROVI BIOTECH, INC.            Topic: 84

    Over the past decade the demand for water reuse has been increasing due to growing populationswater scarcity and the impacts of climate change. The agricultural industry is one of the majorconsumers of fresh water. In addition to water for irrigation significant water use is exhibited inthe processing of agricultural products. For example the demand for fresh and fresh-cut(minimally processed) fru ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  9. Effective Reduction of Ammonia in Poultry Facilities

    SBC: Precision Combustion, Inc.            Topic: 83

    We are developing a portable photocatalytic air purifier for reduction of ammonia levels in poultryhouses. This will be effective regardless environmental conditions integrate with existingventilation equipment enable cleaner air for improved poultry productivity and weight gains andhave a cost payback of about one year. Our approach will reduce the number of air changes neededto maintain indoor a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  10. Development and expansion of closed containment oyster feedlots at non-coastal sites

    SBC: Maine Shellfish Developers LLC            Topic: 812

    Approximately 900 million oysters are consumed annually in the U.S. withaquaculture making up 95%+ of all U.S. production. Yet growth of oyster farming offshorewhile expanding somewhat over the past decade is not keeping up with consumer demand. Oneexpert estimates it will take at least another decade for Maine's harvests merely to double. Sincemost Atlantic oysters (Crassostrea virginica) start l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
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