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  1. Combatting potato soft rot with free-living phagocytes

    SBC: AMEBAGONE, INC.            Topic: 82

    Our need:Potatoes are the fourth most consumed crop in the world, after rice, wheat, and corn. According to 2016 data from the USDA, potatoes are also one of the most important agricultural crops in the world and are the leading vegetable produced in the USA. In 2016 alone, 44B pounds of potatoes were produced in the USA with a production value of $3.9B. Moreover, potatoes readily adapt to a wide ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  2. Recycling Nutrients from Dairy Effluent into NOP-Compliant Agricultural Inputs

    SBC: Midwestern Bioag, Inc.            Topic: 84

    The consumer demand for organic food is growing faster than the supply. This is particularly true for large-scale row crops that go into staple foods and into animal feeds. As a result, about 80% of the primary organic grain supply is imported. Less-pronounced, but similar imbalances exist for specialty crops. Midwestern BioAg (MBA) has been supporting conventional and organic farmers for 35 years ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. VCPR.ORG, an Internet platform for design and management of veterinary treatment protocols for livestock, and prudent use of prescription drugs

    SBC: DAIRY VETERINARIANS GROUP            Topic: 83

    Private veterinarians, most of whom work from small independent clinical practices, are a critical link in maintaining appropriate use of the antibiotics, hormones, and other pharmaceuticals that are vital to the health and welfare of livestock. VCPR.ORG will develop an Internet-based tool set designed to help veterinary practitioners serve their clients and protect public health, as well as guard ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. Scaled Growth and Production of Mycelium Resin for Low Density Engineered Wood

    SBC: ECOVATIVE DESIGN LLC            Topic: 81

    Traditional engineered wood products, ubiquitous in our lives, are a human health hazard due to the carcinogenic nature of the binders used and lack of economical alternatives. The potential of mycelium binders as an alternative has become a primary research focus for Ecovative. Through the Phase I portion of this grant, Ecovative has identified low density (160-480 kg/m^3) engineered wood product ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. A seed-coating mixed enzyme formula for the control of fungal and bacterial pathogens

    SBC: Zymtronix Catalytic Systems, Inc.            Topic: 82

    This project seeks to improve food security through the development of a novel crop disease management tool. Modern agriculture relies on the heavy use of pesticides to control plant diseases and protect crops from significant losses, and many of the most important disease control products are quickly losing efficacy due to resistance development. Consequences of pesticide use include potentially ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  6. Designing and Evaluating an Educational TV Series And Integrated Nutrition Curriculum To Prevent Childhood Obesity

    SBC: Vedge Kids, LLC            Topic: 85

    CHILDHOOD OBESTIY is a national epidemic. Total societal costs are estimated at over $100 billion dollars annually. What's even worse is the emotional and physical harm caused by an entirely preventable condition. The core purpose of the Vedge' Kids video series and education platform, which feature engagingly anthropomorphic fruits and vegetables, is to inspire a generation of children to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  7. Growth and Production of Fungal Resin for Novel Agricultural-Wood Hybrid Particleboard.

    SBC: ECOVATIVE DESIGN LLC            Topic: 81

    Engineered wood products are ubiquitous in structural and non-structural applications, and are traditionally comprised of wood particles or fibers, waxes, and resins. Engineered wood represents a $8.5B market in the United States annually, the domestic engineered wood manufacturers of particleboard and medium density fiberboard have not fully recovered from the economic decline experienced in 2008 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. Aquaculture feeds from grain ethanol stillage

    SBC: Xylome Corporation            Topic: 88

    This innovative research and development project addresses one of the most important issues in our society: How to provide healthful food to our native population through efficient and sustainable use of our domestic resources. Fish raised through aquaculture can meet the rapidly growing demand for seafood while improving diets. Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector of the world's food pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  9. In-plant probe of water potential for feedback controlled management of water status in fruit crops

    SBC: FLORAPULSE CO            Topic: 84

    Water is a critical and growing issue for our planet in both human use as well as the need for food production to feed a growing world population. Agriculture plays a dominant role in this challenge as the single largest user of water, accounting for an estimated 70% of all use by humans. There are 55 million acres of irrigated crops in the US alone. With climate change and increasing drought freq ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  10. Integrated water treatment, nutrient recovery and organic fertilizer production using dairy effluents

    SBC: Midwestern Bioag, Inc.            Topic: 84

    Livestock manure streams constitute a primary source of nutrients leading to watershed eutrophication, and nutrient mitigation is a major problem for the agricultural industry. Many dairies have anaerobic digesters (ADs) that reduce manure volumes and generate methane for energy. But the nutrients remaining in the wastewater are emitted to the environment after release from ADs. Midwestern BioAg ( ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture

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