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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. An Optical Sensor for Monitoring Odors at Agricultural Livestock Facilities

    SBC: AeroSurvey, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  2. Development of a Natural Multiporous Cellulose Fiber for Industrial Applications

    SBC: AgResearch International, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  3. GPS-Based Animal Control System

    SBC: AgriTech Electronics, L.C.            Topic: N/A

    This is a Phase II proposal to continue the work begun by AgriTech Electronics, LC (AgriTech) on a GPS-based livestock control system. This system will exclude animals from areas, or contain them within defined boundaries, where it is impractical or inefficient to build fence to achieve this objective. These needs arise in a variety of contexts, including the exclusion of livestock from riparian a ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  4. Commercialization of Non-Co-Cultured Bovine Embryos via Direct Transfer

    SBC: BOMED, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  5. PRECISE INJECTION OF NH3 USING PULSE-WIDTH MODULATION METERING

    SBC: Capstan Ag Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Anhydrous ammonia (NH3), a heavily used nitrogen fertilizer, is a volatile gas which flashes at -40 F. It is handles as pressurized liquid and difficult to meter accurately and dispense. Its low cost, due to inexpensive energy, has encouraged wasteful over-application rather than investment in currently costly and ineffective application control systems. Ammonia costs will increase with energy cos ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  6. Microwave Radiation as a Pesticide Alternative for Stored-Products

    SBC: Micro-grain, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Concerns of the U.S. government over the imapct of pesticides on human health and the environment have prompted a search for alternatives for the control of insects in stored products. The proposed project will reassess the economics and practicability of using high-power microwave radiation as an alternative means to control insects in stored-products. Preliminary experiments at a frequency of ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Agriculture
  7. Development of Automated Pig Weighing

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

    Raising pigs has become a specialized agribusiness. Pork producers have a desire to improve their efficiency of production in a cost effective manner. One tool to accomplish this is knowing the weight of the pig as it grows. This knowledge provides greater assistance in managing the feeding program as well as avoiding financial penalties when marketing. Feed costs account for 60% of the cost p ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Agriculture
  8. GENETIC CONTROL OF GLYCOALKALOIDS IN POTATOES

    SBC: Small Potatoes, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Glycoalkaloids are natural plant compounds, normally harmless at low levels, but potentially harmful to animals at high levels. A major problem for the European starch potato industry is the high levels of glycoalkaloids concentrated in the potato waste stream. Traditionally this potato waste is fed to animals, but the high levels of glycoalkaloids in the waste solids reduces their usefulness as f ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  9. Novel Vaccines For Johne's Disease

    SBC: Pan Genome Systems, Inc            Topic: 83

    Our company has several vaccine candidates that could help in protecting animals from Johne's disease. In this phase of the project, we will test the performance of these vaccines in mice. Once proven protective, we will be able to run more tests on a ruminant model of infection that pave the way for field testing of these vaccine in dairy farms.

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  10. Innovative high-airflow smokehouse design with novel method of controlling airflow to cook faster&to reduce temperature&color variation

    SBC: HANSON, ROBERT            Topic: 85

    Industrial smokehouses are large forced-air convection batch ovens used to cook and smoke meat products such as bacon, ham, bologna, whole turkeys, chicken breast, snack sticks, jerky, smoked sausage, hotdogs, sliced luncheon meats, and other smoked meats. These huge smokehouses are crucial to the operation of the American meat industry, yet in the past two decades, the design of these ovens has s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture

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