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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Improving the efficiency of feed use in the cattle industry

    SBC: 3 C CATTLE FEEDERS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    3-C Cattle Feeder, in collaboration with the New Product Development Center [NPDC] at OSU will develop enhanced prototypes to be tested in the field. The doors to the feeder will be controlled by an RFID reader which actuates a motor allowing the feeder doors to open. For safety, the doors are fail-safed using an infrared safety switch to prevent the doors from closing on a cow or calf, while thei ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Agriculture
  2. Improved Animal Traceability via Active EID

    SBC: STRATEGIC SOLUTION INTERNATIONAL LLC            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I SBIR research addresses two important and related needs regarding management of the national herd during an animal disease outbreak. First, is the need to facilitate keeping the national animal tracking databases (ATDs) as complete, accurate, and up-to-date as possible. The second is the need to immediately stop the transport of potentially-infectious animals during an animal disease ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  3. Electrochemical Ammonia Monitor for Agricultural Operations

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has identified the need for a practical analytical instrument for the detection of air emissions resulting from animal manure management systems. Based on this very important need, Giner, Inc. proposes to study and evaluate the feasibility of designing and fabricating a simple-to-operate, selective and solid-polymer electrolyte-based, thick-film electro?ch ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  4. Advanced Remote Sensing Methods for Cogongrass Mapping

    SBC: GeoVantage Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    Cogongrass is recognized as one of the most significant invasive species in the U.S. Cogongrass is a growing threat as it continues its rapid spread across the Southeast, reducing forest and pasture productivity, destroying wildlife habitat, impacting rights of ways and presenting an extreme fire hazard. Throughout the World it has gained notoriety as the "Worst Invasive Plant of Non-crop Lands". ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  5. Synergistic Agents to Reduce Fungicide Resistance and Health Risks

    SBC: AGION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The growth of agricultural productivity in the past century can be partly attributed to an intense focus on pest management, including the development of fungicides and bactericides. Agricultural history contains many examples of fungi or bacteria causing complete crop loss. The use of fungicides and bactericides can prevent such catastrophic losses and maximize yield, however, these benefits come ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  6. Development of BtBooster Synergist for Beetle-Active Bt

    SBC: INSECTIGEN INC            Topic: N/A

    Coleopteran pests pose a significant threat to agriculture, ornamental plants, turf, and forestry. White grubs are the most cosmopolitan and damaging turfgrass pest of cool and warm season grasses in the U.S. White grubs feed on grass roots and are transported in sod and nursery plants. The older chemical pesticides, including organophosphates and carbamates, act as nerve toxins and kill many inse ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  7. Blow Molded Bioproducts From Renewable Plastics

    SBC: METABOLIX, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The widespread use of synthetic plastics has increased concerns over their adverse environmental impacts, and dramatic fluctuations in the cost and availability of petrochemical sources for plastic production creates the need for renewable, environmentally-friendly plastics derived from agricultural sources. Blow molded products are used widely in packaging, and are a major component of the plasti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Agriculture
  8. Solar Optical Waveguide System for Value Added Transplant Production

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Situation or Problem: Use of high quality transplants (seedlings or rooted cuttings) is critical for success in horticultural crop production. The transplant quality can be evaluated using various aspects including visual quality, vigor and status of pests/diseases. As high quality transplant production is a specialized technology, more growers purchase their transplants from specialized propagato ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
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