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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Poly(Lactic Acid)/Starch Blend for a Degradable Agricultural Mulch Film

    SBC: AgRenew, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Agricultural mulch films are used for the production of vegetables and fruits. Thin plastic films (typically polyethylene) are spread along the rows of plants at the beginning of the growing season. Holes are made in the films to plant the seeds or seedlings. The use of mulch films speeds the ripening of crops, conserves moisture and fertilizer, and inhibits weed growth, fungus infection and insec ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  2. Transchromosomic Hens Producing Biotherapeutic Drugs

    SBC: AviGenics Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Basic science discoveries have led to the development of a series of human biotherapeutic drugs for the treatment of cancer and HIV as well as many other diseases. Currently there are over 400 drugs in clinical trials just for the first two diseases. The current biotherapeutics' manufacturing platforms have not kept pace resulting in a dramatic rise in treatment cost and more importantly unmet the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  3. Evaluation of Pine Mulch with Compost as a New Erosion and Sediment Control Product for Construction Activities

    SBC: Compost Wizard            Topic: N/A

    Overabundance of fiber from young trees derived from first thinnings with little or no market is a serious problem for the timber industry as well as private landowners. Because of this, many private landowners fail to conduct appropriate timber management which in turn causes reductions in stand volume, increased risk of insect and/or disease from reduced stand vigor, reduced browse for wildlife ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. Creation of Cost Competitive Biodegradable Films from Renewable Resources for Agriculture

    SBC: Danimer Scientific, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Removal and disposal of agricultural mulch films made from polyethylene requires large expenditures of time and money, and creates excessive demand for landfill space. The purpose of this project is to create agricultural mulch films from renewable resources that can be incorporated into the soil for disposal rather than being landfilled.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  5. BtBooster as a Biopesticide Potentiator

    SBC: INSECTIGEN INC            Topic: N/A

    Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) biopesticides are an environmentally safe alternative to chemical pesticides but less efficacious than chemical alternatives. The purpose of this study is to determine the suitability of BtBooster in improving Bt biopesticides so that it as good as or better than the more efficacious chemical alternatives.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  6. A Marketing Model for Small Family Farms Selling Niche Products to Supermarkets

    SBC: RAINBOW ORGANIC FARMS CO            Topic: N/A

    There is currently limited access to supermarkets for small family farms to sell their locally grown and raised farm fresh foods. The learning curve for small-scale family farms to meet the requirements of retail supermarket chains is long and demanding. However, there is an increasing number of small family farms seeking to fill this growing consumer demand for foods from local and regional small ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  7. Goldenseal, Germplasm Improvement through Micropropagation

    SBC: SLEEPY HOLLOW FARM            Topic: N/A

    One problem that exists for manufacturers producing standardized medicinal plant products is variability of raw material. Most medicinal plant products are produced from material which has been collected from the wild resulting in a wide range of bioactive ingredient content. Increasing demand for these products has resulted in some of the more effective plants, including Hydrastis canadensis (gol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  8. Mechanized in vivo Production of Entomopathogenic Nematodes: Expanding Biocontrol Utility

    SBC: Southeastern Insectaries, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Due to environmental and regulatory concerns, research and development of non-chemical alternatives for pest suppression is necessary. Entomopathogenic nematodes are environmentally friendly biocontrol agents that can suppress a wide variety of economically important insect pests including the black vine weevil, the Japanese beetle, diaprepes root weevil, and fungus gnats. Commercialization of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  9. Digitizing the K-8 portion of the Positive Action program for web-delivery.

    SBC: Positive Action, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project, titled “Digitizing the K-8 Portion of the Positive Action Program for Web-Based Delivery,” is in response to Priority Two (Products) of the U.S. Department of Education Small Business Innovation Research Program, RFP Number: errd080008. The anticipated start date of this six-month grant is June 1st, 2006. The Positive Action (PA) program is a comprehensive approach to school refo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  10. The eServe Initiative: An Empirically Supported, Web-based Educational Decision Making Product

    SBC: Software Outfitters Inc            Topic: N/A

    Software Outfitters, Inc., in collaboration with the University of Kansas, proposes to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of a web-based data analysis and educational intervention selection product, called the eServe Initiative, which would be designed to support teachers, building administrators, and district administrators in making critical decisions about the selection of specific, effectiv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education

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