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  1. Induction of Triploidy and Gynogenesis in Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

    SBC: TROUTLODGE INC            Topic: 8110

    Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) exhibit differential growth rates between the sexes, with females growing faster than males.  Sex determination mechanisms have not been elucidated for this species, nor are there any literature reports regarding the induction of sterility through triploidy or attempts at generating uniparental inheritance. The research outlined in this proposal will establish pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Commerce
  2. Use of the halophyte Sarcocornia utahensis as a phytoremediation strategy for the amelioration of saline-sodic impacted soils...

    SBC: BLUE MOON BULBS LLP            Topic: N/A

    The environmental impacts of coal bed methane development (CBM) in Montana and the Rocky Mountain States are well documented. CBM exploration is expanding rapidly with the nation's focus on energy independence and the relative ease of extraction. Extraction of CBM necessitates pumping large volumes of often saline discharge waters to the surface. The impacts of those waters include: reductions in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  3. Ammonia Removal and Recovery System Integrated with Anaerobic Digestion for Mitigating Air and Water Quality Impacts of Animal Operations

    SBC: AEB ENGINEERING LLC            Topic: N/A

    Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) continue to experience every increasing pressure regarding nutrient overloads and air and water environmental concerns on their farms. Additionally the producers are subject to every growing and skyrocketing fuel and fertilizer costs. This USDA SBIR Phase I project aims to demonstrate an innovative technology that recovers ammonia nitrogen from CAFO a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  4. Commercial-Scale Implementation of Blue-Catfish Germplasm for Hybrid Production

    SBC: BAXTER LAND COMPANY ,INC            Topic: N/A

    The channel catfish industry must rapidly improve efficiency. Production of hybrid catfish can increase efficiency. This proposal is intended to improve hybrid production. Four objectives: 1)optimize methods of collecting and handling blue catfish sperm; 2)adapt protocols to accommodate use of equipment developed for mammals;3)evaluate the quality of fresh and thawed sperm in the laboratory,and 4) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture

    SBC: BEE ALERT TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Beekeeping is a billion dollar industry, of which honey production plays only a small part. Most beekeepers make their money with crop pollination, charging up to $120 per hive for this service. Crop growers want healthy, strong colonies. It takes a skilled beekeeper about 10 minutes to inspect a colony; the Colony Health Scanner performs the same function in about 2 minutes, and can be operated b ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Agriculture
  6. A Sensitive Immunocapture Real-Time One-Step RT-PCR for Early Detection of Plant Pathogens in Crops

    SBC: AC DIAGNOSTICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Plant diseases caused by virus infections induce tremendous economical losses for agricultural production each year in the U.S. The increasing international seed trade brings increased potential for the introduction of foreign diseases that could threaten the safety of American agriculture. Early and accurate detection of pant viruses in infested seeds and stock plants is a crucial step to elimina ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  7. Beneficiation of Chipped and Shredded Woody Biomass

    SBC: FOREST CONCEPTS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Tens of millions of tons of prunings, land clearing debris, logging slash, and urban greenwood are chipped or ground each year as a means of volume reduction and disposal. Commingled chipped whole plant materials have little value other than as compost, mulch and direct combustion energy. Capture of clean wood fiber from commingled shredded and chipped wood will increase the fiber supply to compos ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Agriculture
  8. Improved Feed Products From Pima Cottonseed: By-products of Biofuels Feedstock Production

    SBC: ECO-SOL LLC            Topic: N/A

    New options for both biofuel feedstocks and dairy feeds are needed. Recent instability and high petroleum prices have made this apparent in energy markets. This has also affected livestock feed markets as the price of food for the consumer as the shock waves created by the corn ethanol boom move through the economy. This project addresses both issues by adding value to an underutilized byproduct o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  9. Efficient Mobile Power Supply and Energy Reclamation for Linear-move and Center-pivot Irrigation Systems


    SITUATION/PROBLEM: In the U.S., manual-move irrigation (hand-lines and wheel-lines, ~ 70% efficient) is employed on 5 million acres and furrow/gravity irrigation (~55% efficient) is employed on 23 million acres. Much of these lands comprise high-value crops and/or parcels shaped other than square or circle. For example, California has 5.7 million gravity-irrigated acres, mostly high value crops. C ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  10. A Prototype Program for Attaining Specialty Crop Non-Regulated Status

    SBC: INFINITE ENERGY, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Who are the customers of the service that will be developed through this proposed SBIR project Government laboratories (USDA ARS) as well as university laboratories and small companies will have need of this service-consultation and data collection for a fee, in order to commercialize products of biotechnology. The ability of the laboratory, whether public or private, to move the product toward co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture

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