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  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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. An Automated Tool for Deriving FARSITE Canopy Fuel Parameters from Airborne LiDAR Data

    SBC: HyPerspectives Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The USDA is the managing agency for 192.5 million acres, much of which is national forest. A major threat to national forests is uncontrolled wildland fires. These fires are a serious threat to goods and services provided by national forests, including natural resources (timber), forage for livestock and wildlife, outdoor recreation, and a vector to sequester carbon. Healthy forests provide habita ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  7. Integrating Telepsychiatry with Electronic Medical Record Technology for Improved Rural Mental Health Care

    SBC: ICONOPSYCH CARE, LLC            Topic: N/A

    IconoPsych Care, LLC is working toward commercialization of web-based mental health services which integrate the practice of video telepsychiatry with electronic medical record keeping. This research and development effort is in response to three problems: 1) the shortage of mental health providers available in rural areas , 3) stigma related to seeking mental health services, 3) the need for medi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  8. Buhl Ethanol Project: Co-producing Ethanol and Barley Protein Using Local Resources


    The phase II project combines fuel ethanol production with manufacturing of a protein concentrate to create a new industry in a rural south Idaho community. In phase 1 research, MMP demonstrated technical feasibility of a process to produce ethanol and protein concentrate as co products from barley. The use of barley addresses irrigation constraints in south Idaho by creating increased value for a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  9. Seedster Technology for more Seed Recovery, less impurities, and faster ground speed harvesting camelina and canola for biodiesel feedstock

    SBC: NATIVE SEEDSTERS, INC            Topic: N/A

    Native Seedsters, Inc will test patented technology to recover camelina seed (Camelina sativa). Seedster principles appear apt for camelina. The Seedster counter-rotating brush and a combing drum form a `pinch point'. The comb teeth position seed stems. The brush dislodges seed and few impurities. Rapid brush rotation creates air to propel plucked seed into the conveyance system. Camelina grows on ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  10. Novel Use of Plant Tissue Culture for Site-adapted, Acid Soil, Heavy Metal Tolerant, Native Plants Useful for Mine Land Reclamation

    SBC: SMK PLANTS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    SMK Plants LLC will use plant tissue culture to quickly produce large numbers of acid-soil heavy-metal tolerant (AHMT) locally-adapted native plants suitable for revegetating land contaminated by hard rock mining wastes. Large numbers of AHMT plants are in demand because of the immense area of degraded mine land needing to be reclaimed. It will take billions of dollars to reclaim these lands. We p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture

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