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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. PLODIA INTERPUNCTELLA 6

    SBC: Microgenesys Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE INDIAN MEAL MOTH (IMM), PLODIA INTERPUNCTELLA (HUBNER), IS A STORED PRODUCTS PEST OF WORLDWIDE IMPORTANCE. DUE TO ITS INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE, IMM HAS BECOME DIFFICULT TO CON TROL. A GRANULOSIS VIRUS (PIGV) HAS SHOWN CONSIDERABLE POTENTIAL IN CONTROLLING IMM. MICROGENESYS,INC. PROPOSES TO CONDUCT EXPERIMENTS TO INVESTIGATE THE COMMERCIAL APPLICATION OF PIGV. THE MOST ECONOMICAL METHOD OF PIGV P ...

    SBIR Phase I 1986 Department of Agriculture
  2. EXPRESSION OF FOREIGN GENES IN WHOLE INSECTS USING RECOMBINANT BACULOVIRUS

    SBC: Microgenesys Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1986 Department of Agriculture
  3. PREDICTIONS OF ROCK ANCHOR CAPACITIES BY UP-HOLE SEISMIC VELOCITY TECHNIQUES

    SBC: FOSTER-MILLER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1986 Department of Agriculture
  4. TRANSLOCATABLE HERBICIDES

    SBC: Terronics Development Corp.            Topic: N/A

    PRESENT-DAY HERBICIDE SPRAYING OF FIELD ROW CROPS IS VERY INEFFICIENT; OVER 75 PERCENT OF THE HERBICIDE IS WASTED AS OVERSPRAY, WHICH IS COSTLY AND CONTAMINATES THE ENVIRONMENT.THE FEASIBILITY OF EFFICIENTLY APPLYING TRANSLOCATABLE HERBICIDES WITH ELECTROSTATIC SPRAY DEPOSITION TECHNIQUES WILL BE EXAMINED. STUDIES WILL EVALUATE DIFFERENT PARTICLE CHARGING MEANS, INCLUDING INDUCTION CHARGING, CORON ...

    SBIR Phase I 1986 Department of Agriculture
  5. Sequence Specific, Nucleic Acid Separation Media for Plant Pathogen Diagnostics

    SBC: Agdia, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Commercial producers of nursery crops, plant seed, and food crops all require assurance of healthy planting stock. To address this need, laboratories, institutions and agencies, worldwide, use a variety of methods to examine plant materials and demonstrate that seeds, cuttings, and plants test free of pathogens. Such tests provide crops a passport to travel and give the grower confidence that a he ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  6. Silver Ion Formulations for the Control of Bacterial Plant Pathogens and to Reduce Bactericide Resistance and Health Risks

    SBC: AGION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 82

    While bacteria cause fewer plant diseases than fungi and viruses, they do cause serious economic damages to both US and worldwide agriculture. Citrus canker caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis has resulted in the destruction of over 20 million trees in Florida, while fire blight caused by Erwinia amylovora costs exceed $100 million per year in the United States alone, and recent epidemics have cost o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  7. Modular Shading Structure for High Value Fruits and Vegetables

    SBC: Trellis Growing Systems            Topic: 813

    Shading vegetables and fruits can reduce temperatures resulting in improved fruit set, increase fruit size and quality, and reduce water consumption. Shading materials for reducing light intensity or transmission have been used extensively in the nursery industry as well as with large commercial growers of high value fruits and vegetables for many years. The physiological processes of plants have ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  8. eGen Low Flow Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Harvester

    SBC: EGEN, LLC            Topic: 86

    Rural communities throughout the United States suffer from a severe lack of job opportunities, poor education, and poor healthcare. The population of many of these communities is shrinking at the same time and compounding problems. Simultaneously there is an increased concern regarding climate change and the nation's reliance on foreign energy supplies. The renewable energy firm, eGen LLC, ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  9. Robust Airborne Wind Turbine Shroud for Production of Low Cost Renewable Energy

    SBC: Altaeros Energies, Inc.            Topic: 86

    Hundreds of existing wind power projects have transformed communities by creating jobs, improving economic development, and reducing environmental pollution. However, 85 percent of rural communities cannot utilize wind power today due to community concerns or poor wind resources at ground level that make projects uneconomical. Altaeros Energies is developing an airborne wind turbine that adapts pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  10. Use of Hydroponic and LED Technology to Grow High Nutrient Lettuce, Spinach and Arugula in a Small, Urban, High Density, Indoor Farm

    SBC: METROCROPS, LLC            Topic: 812

    In the industrial northeast there is an under-fulfilled, year round demand for fresh, locally grown produce. The demand is measured by the steady growth (13% per year nationally) of farmers? markets since 1995. This project will use innovative hydroponic and LED technologies to study and verify if high nutrient, high quality greens can be grown cost effectively in small, urban, high density, indoo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture

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