Detection and Monitoring of Imported Fire Ants Using Remotely Sensed Imagery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2005-33610-15605
Agency Tracking Number: 2005-00487
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1151 Michigan Ave, Ste 100, East Lansing, MI, 48823
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bradley Wallet
 (517) 803-4061
Business Contact
 Bradley Wallet
Phone: (517) 803-4061
Research Institution
It is estimated the economic impact (medical, damage, and pesticide costs) of imported fire ants in the infested southern states is in excess of $1 billion annually. Additionally, approximately 30% of all people in the infested regions are stung on an annual basis. Detection of imported fire ants is an important and outstanding problem. This project will develop technology and methodology to detect and monitor imported fire ants using remotely sensed imagery. This will allow for the assessment of the level of infestion as well as facilitate the implementation of precision intervention techniques.

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