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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. Gravel Mulch Buffers

    SBC: Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Water quality and soil erosion are high priority issues for U.S. agriculture. In more humid areas of theU.S., vegetation filter strips have proven to be an effective method of reducing erosion and improvingwater quality. Filter strips are less effective in the West due to sparser vegetation and more variablerainfall. In addition, establishment of vegetation is more difficult in many western wat ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Agriculture
  2. Using Supplemental Enzymes To Improve The

    SBC: Kemin Industries, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In soybean-based animal feeds, the two galacto-oligosaccharide (raffinose and stachyose) present majorobstacles in accessing the full nutritive value of the soybean meal portion of the diet by chickens andturkeys. The problem is caused by the inability of these animals to hydrolyze raffinose and stachyoseinto galactose and fructose using endogenous digestive enzymes. Consequently, soybean meal h ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Agriculture
  3. Activated Carbons From Pecan Shells:

    SBC: Rio Grande Environmental            Topic: N/A

    This project addresses two problems of environmental and economic importance to New Mexico.The first problem is the value-added utilization of pecan shells, and agricultural waste from oneof New Mexico's most important crops. The second problem is the need to remove metal andorganic contaminants of environmental concern from wastewater produced by some of NewMexico's economically important indust ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Agriculture
  4. The Effect of Beta-Hydroxy-Beta-Methyl Butyrate on Immune Function and Mortality in Young Broilers

    SBC: MTI Biotech Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    Mortality during broiler growout still averages from 4 to 6% in the US. Mortality and morbidity are primary sources of economic loss for poultry and livestock producers. Control of morbidity and mortality has generally been accomplished through the use of vaccines and feed antibiotics. In spite of these protective measures, livestock producers still suffer losses due to mortality and sub-clinic ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Agriculture
  5. ACTIVE COMPONENTS FOR A LARGE-SCALE WATER DEMINERALIZATION

    SBC: Apogee Corp.            Topic: N/A

    APOGEE CORPORATION IS ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM OF DEVELOPING A PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF POTABLE WATER AT SUFFICIENTLY HIGH CAPACITY AND LOW COST TO BE SUITABLE IN FARM PRODUCTION. WE HAVE CONCEIVED OF AN INNOVATIVE DESALINATION PROCESS NAMES ECS ABD PROVIDED A PROOF OF CONCEPT AND DEMONSTRATED TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A PRACTICAL DEVICE. THIS DEVICE WILL BE OPERATING IN A DYNAMIC MOD ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Agriculture
  6. ONE-STEP INFLOW/OUTFLOW CELL TO DETERMINE SOIL HYDRAULIC PROPERTIES

    SBC: Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG WATER POTENTIAL, HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY, AND WATER CONTENT (P-K-O) ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMONLY SOUGHT SOIL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES. PREDICTION OF WATER AND SOLUTE MOVEMENT IN BOTH AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SITUATIONS IS ULTIMATELY PREDICATED UPON AN ADEQUATE EXPERIMENTAL DESCRIPTION OF POROUS MEDIA. A RAPID AND ACCURATE METHOD TO DETERMINE THESE RELATIONSHIPS WOULD FIND W ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Agriculture

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