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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


    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. Enhanced Control of Fruit Ripening


    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
  3. Enhanced Performance of Agriculture Based Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluids


    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
  4. Agricultural Emissions Reduction Using Bio-Fuels with Membrane Supplied Nitrogen


    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
  5. Creating an Internet-Based Service for Merchandising Identity-Preserved Grains

    SBC: DefineX, LLC            Topic: N/A

    As agricultural acreage and production in South America and other low cost production areas continue to expand, U.S. producers must adopt new technology, streamline their already highly efficient production systems, and look for value-adding opportunities to diversify from the highly competitive commodity markets. Indeed, value-added agriculture promises to become increasingly important as new spe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  6. A Safer Class of Agricultural Nematicides Based on Natural Fatty Acid Products

    SBC: Divergence, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Plant parasitic nematodes are among the most important crop pathogens in the United States, causing an estimated $7-9 billion in lost yield annually. Traditional nematicides, including organophosphates, are under severe regulatory pressure because of toxological and environmental concerns. The purpose of this project is to develop a new, safer nematode control agent for U.S. growers.

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  7. Use of a Plant Universal Molecular Recognition Library for Root Knot Nematode Resistance

    SBC: Divergence, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Plant parasitic nematodes annually cause damage in excess of $8 billion in the U.S. and $78 billion worldwide. The goal of this research is to generate crops, such as cotton and tomato, with broad-spectrum, season-long resistance to root knot nematode.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  8. Soil Inhibition Resistant Mutants of Taq DNA Polymerase


    Gene detection in soil using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is nearly impossible due to the inhibitory affects of the components of soil, including humic acid. Currently, the DNA must be extracted from the soil in order to perform PCR. The DNA extraction/purification step is expensive and time consuming. We intend to develop commercially available PCR enzymes that will enable PCR to detect pa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  9. The Use of Reproductive Technology to Improve Flounder Growth


    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
  10. Verifying the Feasibility of Marketing Heritage Organic Pork

    SBC: Heritage Acres Foods, LLC            Topic: N/A

    There is a growing demand for organic Berkshire pork products by United States consumers. These consumers demand that the pork come from farmers who supply hogs that are organically grown, under humane production systems and are environmental stewards. Heritage Acres Foods, LLC, a company owned 100y small swine farmers, will examine the feasibility of producing, processing, and marketing organic B ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture

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