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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.

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  1. Cloud Effects Correction Of Drone-Collected Crop Imagery For Precision Agriculture

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: 813

    The effect of cloud shadows on aerial imagery is an unsolved problem that has been identified by many operators of unmanned aerial vehicle (drone)-based remote sensing systems for agriculture. Shadows affect the ability to compare imagery, including multispectral and hyperspectral imagery (MSI and HSI), taken over periods of time, and the ability to quantify image data analytics, including NDVI an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  2. An Accessible Microfluidic Protoplast Selection and Isolation Tool for Transformation and Gene Editing Workflows

    SBC: Nodexus Inc            Topic: 813

    Improvements in genome engineering tools have enabled unprecedented control over genetic material, allowing for tremendous potential for creating new crop varieties. As the world population climbs, there are increasing demands to efficiently produce and distribute food. This challenge, as well as higher temperatures, drought, flooding, pests, and disease place food security among the top of worldw ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. SPLAT FAW: An inexpensive mating disruption solution to effectively protect row crops from damaging insecticide-resistant fall armyworms.

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Summary:The objective of this project is to develop SPLAT FAW, a formulation to disrupt the mating of FAW in corn and other row crops, suppressing the pest's population in the treated area as well as the damage inflicted to the crop. An infestation by FAW can cause 15-73% reductions in corn crop yield, leading to losses between $0.5B and $2B a year. This makes FAW a serious liability for agric ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. Corn Based Chemistries For Making Renewable Optical Polymers

    SBC: Novol Inc            Topic: 88

    In summary, this proposal will build a route to industrial manufacturing of a commercially viable polymeric material using Corn-based monomers like Isosorbide, test these methods and demonstrate a path to a prototype product. Work presented in this proposal is novel and unique in the following ways:First application of Isosorbide for making optical polymersFirst report of non-brittle Isosorbide po ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. Phosphatase engineering for microbial production of a high-value organic acid

    SBC: Lygos, Inc.            Topic: 88

    Lygos is developing novel bio-manufacturing processes to valuable chemicals. Our targeted chemicals have existing, large markets of >$250MM per year. Current petroleum-based production of these chemicals has a number of pitfalls. Current chemical manufacturing requires petroleum feedstocks, utilize environmentally damaging processes, achieve low-yields, and have high production costs. In contra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. Mapping and Predicting Tree Mortality using High-resolution Nanosatellite Data for Improved Forest Management

    SBC: Salo Sciences, Inc.            Topic: 81

    This project will enable forest monitoring at previously inaccessible scales by combining daily, high resolution satellite imagery with deep learning algorithms and extensive field observations. The innovation in this proposal is not in developing any one of the approaches; high resolution imagery has previously been used to map tree mortality, and deep learning has been used for object detection ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  7. Ambro Repel: A semiochemical repellent for invasive ambrosia beetles.

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 81

    This Phase I project seeks to develop Ambro Repel, an effective semiochemical tool that will allow users, such as foresters, landscapers and farmers, to protect susceptible trees from three invasive ambrosia beetle pests, redbay ambrosia beetle (RAB), Xyleborus glabratus, black stem borer (Xylosandrus germanus), and an unidentified species, polyphagous shothole borer, previously misidentified as t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  8. "Wide-Area and Local-Area Water Characterization in Underlying Soil Using Cost-Effective, Directional Detectors and Novel Moderation Designs"

    SBC: Silverside Detectors Inc.            Topic: 84

    The Cosmic-ray Neutron Sensing (CRNS) method can measure the water content of soil with 2% accuracy (under optimal conditions) for agriculture-sized (ie., hectometers) scale. The method uses a neutron detector situated above ground in the center of the measurement area, monitoring in real-time the emission of cosmic-ray produced neutrons from the soil. The simple, non-invasive measurement can prov ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  9. Drone-based Microwave Observatory of Subcanopy and Subsurface

    SBC: REMOTE SENSING SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 84

    Scarcity of water and its criticality for agriculture is a topic of increasing urgency as pressures on this fundamental resource continue to grow. Knowledge of the soil moisture is key to informed irrigation practices, yet probes are expensive and sparse. Current Earth observation technologies provide coarse (multi-km) observations of just the upper surface (0-5cm). The root zone soil moisture (to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  10. Disinfection of Water used in the Poultry Industry by Combined Advanced Oxidation Processes

    SBC: MICRO-TRACERS INC.            Topic: 84

    Global water demand has increased with population growth, industrialization and agricultural development. In the western U.S., water supplies are vulnerable to drought, groundwater depletion and water quality issues. The resulting problems of freshwater scarcity have negative financial impacts on agricultural communities and other water-intensive industries.Food-borne illnesses,another problem fac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture

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