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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. 8.1(6).Fire Weather Observation Sensor

    SBC: Intellisense Systems, Inc.            Topic: 81

    New technology that facilitates detection and management of wildfires on forest lands is criticalfor enhancing the protection of the nation's forested lands and forest resources. The newtechnology will also help maintain the existence of healthy and productive forest ecosystems aswell as provide new information to fire service personnel for understanding wildfire events.Intellisense Systems Inc. ( ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  2. Pop Oats – an innovative, value-added snack to promote increased oat consumption.

    SBC: POP OATS, LLC            Topic: 85

    The co-founders of Pop Oats LLC (the "Company") in conjunction with a team from the USDA'sAgricultural Research Service Healthy Processed Foods Research Unit (the "USDA") havedeveloped a patent pending process for whole oat groats that provides long overdue innovationallowing oats to be positioned as both (i) a convenient ready-to-eat ("RTE") savory snack ("PopOats" - trademark registered on June ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  3. Detecting Banks Grass Mites in Phoenix Dactylifera using Automation

    SBC: ROSE-FIELD INC.            Topic: 813

    In the United States dates are grown in small desert regions of Southern California and Arizona. In2015 approximately 45000 tons of dates worth nearly $70 million were harvested from 10000acres. The Banks grass mite (BGM) Oligonychus pratensis (Banks) is a major pest of dates. Lossesand control costs for BGM are estimated to be between $1 million and $2.5 million annually inSouthern California and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. Labor-Friendly Terrestrial Cultivation and Ocean Outplanting of Asparagopsis Taxiformis

    SBC: CARLSBAD AQUAFARMS INC            Topic: 87

    he rise of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a paramount issue facing aburgeoning human population. Elevated levels of GHGs in the atmosphere including record levelsof methane (CH ) are contributing to potential catastrophic climate change. The agriculture4 industry is a major producer of CH : ruminant livestock account for approximately 25% of the4 total atmospheric methane emission ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. Open-Path Cavity-Enhanced Spectroscopy System for the Accurate Quantification of Ammonia Flux

    SBC: Nikira Labs Inc.            Topic: 84

    In this SBIR effort Nikira Labs Inc. proposes to develop an open-path cavity-enhancedspectroscopy system for the accurate rapid quantification of ammonia flux.Most ammoniaemissions are due to agricultural activities and react in the atmosphere to produce aerosols thatresult in adverse health effects.Ammonia's solubility and adherence make it difficult to makedirect rapid ammonia measurements for e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. Versatile Biocatalytic Processes for Low-Cost Water Reuse in Agriculture

    SBC: MICROVI BIOTECH, INC.            Topic: 84

    Over the past decade the demand for water reuse has been increasing due to growing populationswater scarcity and the impacts of climate change. The agricultural industry is one of the majorconsumers of fresh water. In addition to water for irrigation significant water use is exhibited inthe processing of agricultural products. For example the demand for fresh and fresh-cut(minimally processed) fru ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. Snow Water Content Sensor- Application Research of Cosmic Ray Attenuation Principal for Snow Water Content

    SBC: ALPINE HYDROMET            Topic: 84

    lpine Hydromet sets out to research and further develop a next generation snow water contentsensors. The development will allow Federal State and private agencies to phase out the use oflegacy snow water content sensors (fluid snow pillows) which have significant technologicallimitations and environmental concerns due to the measurement principals and use of anti-freeze.The project objective is to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  8. ALERT-Ag++: An on-farm E. Coli analyzer for agricultural water quality monitoring

    SBC: FLUIDION US Inc            Topic: 84

    Food water and environment contaminations are deep concerns for growers the public andgovernment. Bacterial content of surface water can be subject to rapid changes following heavyrainfall or from localized contamination sources. A recent E.coli Romaine lettuce outbreak whichwas linked to contaminated irrigation canal water has resulted in five deaths and close to a hundredhospitalizations thus pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  9. Investigating the California Mussel as a new species for aquaculture production

    SBC: Santa Barbara Mariculture Company            Topic: 87

    The US seafood industry has two critical issues: a declining wild fishery and an incredible $14Bnational seafood deficit. One facet of the solution can be found in sustainable bivalve aquacultureincluding Mytilid (mussel) production. However Pacific Southwest mussel producers have adifficult time competing against faster growing Pacific Northwest mussel varieties and are seekingnovel locally adapt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  10. A programmable sensor platform to mitigate crop loss caused by post-harvest disease in potato.

    SBC: SENSIT VENTURES, INC.            Topic: 813

    SensIT Ventures Inc. (SensIT) is commercializing a novel chemical sensorplatform that combines low-cost and high-performance features required for precisionagriculture and post-harvest applications. The miniature chemical sensor platform is afundamentally new type of ion mobility spectrometer that runs on low power DC voltagesuch as a common 9V battery. In this Phase I proof-of-concept proposal we ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
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