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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. Handheld Ethylene Monitor for Apple Harvest and Storage Applications

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    SITUATION: Ethylene is a natural plant hormone that plays a crucial role in the complex processes of ripening and senescence (decay) of fruit, vegetable and floral crops. Improvements in apple harvest and storage practices can be achieved by convenient and reliable methods of measuring ethylene in the field. The current method of measuring ethylene (gas chromatography) is expensive, laboratory-bas ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  2. Camelina Sativa, Launching a New Oilseed Crop, Could Gold of Pleasure be Montana's Soybean?

    SBC: Great Northern Growers Cooperative            Topic: N/A

    Montana producers have long needed a broadleaf crop which will grow in all areas of Montana to provide a beneficial crop rotation. Gold of pleasure is that crop. High protein OmegaMeal(TM) will have a major impact on Montana agricultural income, by providing a quality protein source to supplement Montana barley and distillers grains, encouraging livestock feeding in Montana. Camelina oil can be re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  3. Establishing a New (Cacao) Orchard Industry for Hawaii

    SBC: Great Pacific Chocolate Company, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Cacao trees grow and produce well in Hawaii. How can we develope cacao growing and chocolate production to best utilize this asset? This project research will help define the potential for cocoa production in Hawaii and whether sufficient high end gourmet cocoa products can be produced in a scaled-down factory, appropriate in size for local production, sold at a high enough price and in large enou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. The Use of Reproductive Technology to Improve Flounder Growth


    Summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) are a valuable commercial and recreational species with a natural range from the southern Gulf of Maine to South Carolina. Landings of Atlantic flounders decreased from 90,000 mt in 1984 to 25,000 mt in 1994. Total annual landings of summer flounder peaked at 39.9 million pounds in 1979, but recently from 1990-2003 landings have been much lower, fluctuating ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  5. Partial Saturation Ebb and Flow Watering System for a Flooded Floor Greenhouse

    SBC: Green Growth Properties dba Geremia Greenhouse            Topic: N/A

    Sub irrigation combats the waste of water and fertilizer in traditional overhead watering systems used in greenhouses for production of potted ornamental plants. However, current ebb and flow watering systems achieve nearly complete saturation of the root medium for each watering cycle. There is no ability to restrict the water provided to the plants. This may decrease plant quality and facilitate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  6. Establish Effective Feeding and Harvest Protocol for Rainbow Smelt

    SBC: HARMON BROOK FARM            Topic: N/A

    Present supplies of rainbow smelt, both for live bait and human consumption, are provided, almost exclusively, by commercial harvest of wild populations. This project will develop alternative sources of rainbow smelt for the market and eventually reduce the harvest of wild populations. This project will shift the focus from commercial fishing of wild public resources to commercial fish culture tec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  7. Verifying the Feasibility of Marketing Heritage Organic Pork

    SBC: Heritage Acres Foods, LLC            Topic: N/A

    There is a growing demand for organic Berkshire pork products by United States consumers. These consumers demand that the pork come from farmers who supply hogs that are organically grown, under humane production systems and are environmental stewards. Heritage Acres Foods, LLC, a company owned 100y small swine farmers, will examine the feasibility of producing, processing, and marketing organic B ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  8. Application of EcaFloTM Solutions for Management of Fungi in Fruit Crops

    SBC: I. E. T., Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Concerns regarding disease resistance in plants, the use of pesticides in the environment, and occupational exposure, have promulgated the development of alternative methods for traditional disease control practices. This project examines a possible alternative to conventional fungal control measures through the use of electrochemical activation technology to produce anolyte solutions that may eff ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  9. Development of the nanoDETECT Integrated Pathogen Detection System

    SBC: Illuminaria LLC            Topic: N/A

    Sample preparation is extremely important to food borne pathogen detection because food matrices can severely inhibit nucleic acid amplification based detection methods. Samples must typically be pre-enriched to provide adequate numbers of target cells for detection. In addition, current zero-tolerance levels necessitate a very rigorous detection level. IMS is an attractive alternative to preenric ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  10. Automated X-ray & Laser Imaging System for Detecting Bone Fragments on Poultry De-boning Lines

    SBC: Industry Vision Automation, Corp.            Topic: N/A

    As Americans become increasingly health conscious, they have increased their consumption of white boneless poultry. The poultry industry is especially concerned about hazardous materials such as metal and bone fragments embedded in boneless meat. Bone fragments and physical contaminants must be removed to ensure consumer safety. This project will lead to an industry-ready system technology for sen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture

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