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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. Prototyping NUGGET: A Nutrient and Greenhouse Gas Evaluation Tool

    SBC: APPLIED GEOSOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: N/A

    Farmers, crop consultants, and regulators are constantly faced with management/policy decisions that require the integration of current crop and soil conditions, and current and future weather conditions. Farmers and crop consultants must make these management decisions within a regulatory environment that is becoming more restrictive and complex. Regulators are forced to make policy recommendatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  2. SolviNix: A Tobamovirus-Based Bioherbicide for the Noxious Weed Tropical Soda Apple

    SBC: BIOPRODEX INC            Topic: N/A

    An effective nonchemical control is needed to mange the invasive noxious weed tropical soda apple. This project will attempt to bring to market the world's first virus-based bioherbicide as an effective control for this weed. Reduction in chemical herbicide usage in livestock production, alleviation of tropical soda apple's encroachment into natural areas and croplands, preservation of biodiversit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  3. Enhanced Control of Fruit Ripening

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Ethylene is a growth hormone for fruits and vegetables that is generated by the plants themselves; that is, it acts as a self-ripening agent. Hence, the removal of ethylene gas can play a central role in maintaining the freshness of these products. Whereas the temperature and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide gases are also important system variables that demand a significant economic invest ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. Enhanced Performance of Agriculture Based Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluids

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A. Water must be removed from biodegradable hydraulic fluids as they react with water and degrade insitu. B. Biodegradable hydraulic fluids for farm equipment provide a significant improvement over traditional petroleum based fluids due to decreased pollution. Increase the use and value of biodegradable hydraulic fluids by development of a membrane-based dewatering system.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  5. Agricultural Emissions Reduction Using Bio-Fuels with Membrane Supplied Nitrogen

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The use of biodiesel offers significant advantages with regards to the reduction of total harmful engine emissions with the exception of NOx. Biodiesel is a renewable resource and soybean oil is known to be economically viable as a biodiesel fuel. Recent studies from the Environmental Protection Agency have shown that soybean oil alone or blended with #2 diesel fuel results in a significant decrea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  6. The Use of Reproductive Technology to Improve Flounder Growth

    SBC: GREATBAY AQUACULTURE LLC            Topic: N/A

    Summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) are a valuable commercial and recreational species with a natural range from the southern Gulf of Maine to South Carolina. Landings of Atlantic flounders decreased from 90,000 mt in 1984 to 25,000 mt in 1994. Total annual landings of summer flounder peaked at 39.9 million pounds in 1979, but recently from 1990-2003 landings have been much lower, fluctuating ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  7. Efficacy of Pasteuria to Control Existing Infestations of Meloidogyne on Potted Gardenia

    SBC: Pasteuria Bioscience, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The horticulture industry loses many perennial plants to disease caused by root-knot nematode infestations. No effective pesticides are available due to their toxicity, both to humans and the plants themselves. This project examines the efficacy of Pasteuria penetrans, a naturally-occurring parasite of nematodes, for control of a mixed infestation of two types of root-knot nematodes in potted gard ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  8. A FIBEROPTIC PROBE TO SIMULTANEOUSLY DETERMINE SOIL WATER CONTENT AND SOIL TEMPERATURE

    SBC: Management Information Resourc            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of Agriculture

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