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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Hybrid System for Ultrasound Signal, Spectral, and Image Analyses to Enhance Meat Quality Evaluation in Food Animals

    SBC: BIOTRONICS, INC            Topic: N/A

    Determining meat quality attributes in food animals is essential for genetic selection, sorting, and marketing. Ultrasound techniques have the potential to benefit the swine industry for improvements in both quality and yield measures by non-destructive means. There is a need to continually improve percentage intramuscular fat estimation accuracy and reduced bias, especially before integration of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  2. Enhancing Pork Quality and Value Using Live Animal Ultrasound Technology for Better Breeding and Marketing Decisions

    SBC: BIOTRONICS, INC            Topic: N/A

    Consumers and an ever growing segment of the pork industry know that more optimal levels of marbling must be put back into the high-value pork cuts. Biotronics, Inc. is developing technology to solve this problem by using real-time ultrasound to measure the percent of intramuscular (% IMF) fat in live pigs and hot carcasses. The premise of the project is that swine breeders can be rewarded financi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  3. Control of Root Knot Nematodes by Transgenic RNA Interference

    SBC: Divergence, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Non Technical Summary: The goal of this research is to generate transgenic crops with broad-spectrum, season-long resistance to root knot nematode (RKN, Meloidogyne sp.). Plant parasitic nematodes, of which RKN is the most significant, annually cause damage of $8 billion in the U.S. and $78 billion worldwide. This project proposes to use RNA interference (RNAi) to control RKN by silencing nematode ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  4. Novel and Effective Agrochemicals Derived From the Analysis of Molecular Fields

    SBC: Divergence, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Non Technical Summary: Current estimates indicate that one-third of worldwide agricultural output is lost to pests and diseases such as pathogenic fungi. Despite advancements in chemical control, the rapid onset of resistance to pesticides often limits their utility. In addition, the vast majority of pesticide research projects are terminated before commercialization because of unattractive attrib ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  5. Use of a Plant Universal Molecular Recognition Library for Root Knot Nematode Resistance

    SBC: Divergence, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The goal of this research is to generate crops, such as tomato, corn and carrot, with broad spectrum, season long resistance to root knot nematode. Plant parasitic nematodes, of which root knot is the most significant, annually cause damage in excess of $8 billion in the U.S. and $80 billion worldwide. Transgenic crops have a significant economic opportunity to replace the application of toxic nem ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  6. Biomass Log Fuel for Heating Farm Buildings

    SBC: Freight Pipeline Company            Topic: N/A

    Due to large increase in the price of oil, propane, natural gas and electricity, the nations farmers are paying high costs for heating buildings. The problem can be mitigated by using biomass materials that exist, and are currently underutilized, on farms. This research seeks to develop a new technology to compact and burn biomass for heating buildings using a farm tractor to convert the biomass i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  7. Developing a Pyrolysis Platform Biorefinery (1) High Quality Bio-Oil

    SBC: Frontline Bioenergy, LLC            Topic: N/A

    "This proposal, lead by Frontline BioEnergy, teams with the Iowa State University (ISU), Center for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET) to develop high quality, time-stable and storable fast pyrolysis oils in phase-I that are useful for production of fungible liquid fuels such as diesel, gasoline and jet fuel. Our approach uses novel filtration techniques to reduce total alkali contamination in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  8. Ambient Processing and Nutritional Assessment of Trypsin-Inhibitor-Null Soybean Products

    SBC: SCHILLINGER SEED INC            Topic: N/A

    Commercial soybeans require heat processing to deactivate anti-nutrition factors/enzymes. Schillinger Seed has developed a new soybean free of the key anti-nutrition Kunitz Tyrpsin Inhibitor (SKTI-Null). This new SKTI-Null) soybean presents the opportunity for ambient or cold processing of soybeans for use in food and feed. The elimination of heat processing eliminates the need of a signifcant amo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  9. Verifying the Feasibility of Marketing Heritage Organic Pork

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

    This project evaluates the feasibility of developing an integrated production and marketing system for heritage organic pork. Hogs supplied into this system will be sourced from small organic farms that utilize heritage breeding stock, including Berkshire and Tamworth genetics, and will be marketed through specialty retail, foodservice, and international markets. In Phase I we verified the economi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  10. Research and Development to Improve Rural Mental Health Care

    SBC: ICONOPSYCH CARE, LLC            Topic: N/A

    IconoPsych Care LLC, is a Missouri-based company that seeks to improve the efficiency and quality of mental health services in underserved rural communities. IconoPsychs strategy is to fill an important niche that exists due to the current high-cost method of mental health services in rural communities. In common practice today, mental health professionals spend an estimated 40 precent of their ti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture

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