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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 April, 2020.

  1. Application of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Infected Hosts: A Novel Approach to Biocontrol

    SBC: H&T Alternative Controls, LLC.            Topic: N/A

    Due to environmental and regulatory concerns, research and development of nonchemical alternatives for pest suppression is necessary. Entomopathogenic nematodes are environmentally friendly biocontrol agents that can suppress a wide variety of economically important insect pests including the black vine weevil, the Japanese beetle, Diaprepes root weevil, and fungus gnats. Commercialization of thes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Agriculture
  2. A Comprehensive Fungicide Application Decision Support System for Control of White Mold

    SBC: Meridian Environmental Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Scierotinia sclerotiorum, or white mold, is generally considered to be one of the two most damaging diseases to the U.S. canola, dry bean, soybean, and sunflower crops. Although controllable with timely fungicide applications, the expense of these fungicides and the lack of reliable information as to the need for the application often prohibit the preemptive action requited for disease control. Wh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Agriculture
  3. Establishing a Viable Organic Goldenseal Production System for Small Family Farms

    SBC: SLEEPY HOLLOW FARM            Topic: N/A

    The bright yellow roots of Goldenseal are one of the most widely consumed products sold through health and natural food stores" say Steven Foster and James Duke. Many years of unrestricted wild collection have had devastating effects on native Goldenseal populations. Annual wild harvests are estimated at more 60 million plants (SCPFRC, 1999). Currently less than 300 acres are in cultivation (Davis ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Agriculture
  4. An Expert System Decision Making Tool for Community Enterprise Opportunity Analysis

    SBC: CEO Praxis Inc            Topic: N/A

    Community Enterprise Opportunities (CEO) Praxis, Inc. is proposing to investigate the feasibility of developing an expert system decision making tool for local economic development organizations. The tool will assist in evaluating the viability of business opportunities and their suitability to the community's resources and local competitive advantages. The expert system will enable evaluation o ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Agriculture
  5. MICROWAVE MEASUREMENT OF WOOD MOISTURE PROFILE DURING KILN DRYING

    SBC: Dedicated Electronics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    MANY OF THE DEFECTS THAT APPEAR IN WOOD DURING DRYING OR DURING MATCHINING ORIGINATE FROM SHRINKAGE DURING DRYING AND FROM ITS ASSOCIATED STRESSES. THE ABILITY TO SENSE SHRINKAGE AND STRESSES MAY ALLOW SUCH DEFECTS TO BE AVOIDED NY CAREFUL CONTROL OF TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, AND AIRFLOW CONDITIONS WITHIN THE KILN. THIS COULD ULTIMATELY RESULT IN IMPROVED WOOD QUALITY AND INCREASED LUMBER YIELD BY RE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Agriculture
  6. An Accurate Measurement Sensor for Volumetric Soil Water Content

    SBC: Sensit Company            Topic: N/A

    Self-calibrating, low-cost, microprocessor based, combined soil volumetric water content, conductivity, and temperature sensor is proposed herein. The objective of this feasiblity study is to conduct tests to evaluate the device under a variety of conditions and to demonstrate the validity and viability of the sensor design. Existing low-cost, high volume commercial devices designed to determine ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Agriculture
  7. SEED OIL DERIVATIVES AS ADJUVANTS WITH HERBICIDES

    SBC: Agsco Inc.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of Agriculture
  8. CONCEPT FOR NUCLEAR-RELATED ATMOSPHERIC OPTICAL/INFRARED RADIANCE MEASUREMENTS PROGRAM (POLARS)

    SBC: MISSION RESEARCH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    A CONCEPT FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A SATELLITE-BASED OPTICAL-INFRARED DISTURBED ATMOSPHERE SIGNATURE PROGRAM IS PROPOSED. THE INITIAL CONCEPT IS FOR A POLAR-ORBITING OPTICAL-INFRARED ANALOG TO THE HILAT SATELLITE WHERE-IN A HIGH PROBABILITY OF AURORAL ACQUISITION IS ANTICIPATED. INITIAL TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OF CRYOGENIC OPERATION AND EXPECTED LIFETIME ARE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF THE IRAS SUCCESS. THE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency

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