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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. 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
  2. Developing a non-contact, fault detection system for airblast-type orchard and vineyard sprayers with simplistic visual operator interface

    SBC: APPLICATION INSIGHT, LLC            Topic: 813

    Nozzle clogging on orchard and vineyard sprayers is a problem that often isn't addressed until the nozzle(or multiple nozzles) are inoperable to the point that an operator can visually detect the fault. By then anunknown portion of the field has been sprayed inadequately since the fault was not immediately detected.We propose a technology that continually monitors a sprayer via imaging and which w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  3. Detecting Banks Grass Mites in Phoenix Dactylifera using Automation

    SBC: ROSE-FIELD INC.            Topic: 813

    In the United States dates are grown in small desert regions of Southern California and Arizona. In2015 approximately 45000 tons of dates worth nearly $70 million were harvested from 10000acres. The Banks grass mite (BGM) Oligonychus pratensis (Banks) is a major pest of dates. Lossesand control costs for BGM are estimated to be between $1 million and $2.5 million annually inSouthern California and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Empowering rural high school students to use local news as a knowledge source to make informed decision about their lives and rural communities.

    SBC: Thinking Habitats LLC            Topic: 86

    The project will research and develop an online learning module to increase the capacity of ruralhigh school students to use written local news reports as a knowledge source to make informeddecisions which will enable them to lead successful lives and contribute to the wellbeing of theircommunities. Over 66% of rural senior high school students in the U.S. do not have the readingcomprehension and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  9. 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
  10. IsoTruss Rural Cell Tower Development Project

    SBC: Isotruss Industries LLC            Topic: 86

    Rural communities suffer from many obstacles that prevent a constant rate of growthwith one of their most difficult problems being that their isolation makes the delivery set-updeployment and maintenance of new technologies rather difficult. Larger installations requiringthe use of helicopters and cranes to fully deploy such as most modern cell towers are alreadymonumental efforts that require hun ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
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