Detection and Monitoring of Imported Fire Ants Using Remotely Sensed Imagery

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2005-33610-15605
Award Id:
72519
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00487
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
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Bradley Wallet
(517) 803-4061
bwallet@automateddecisions.com
Business Contact:
Bradley Wallet
(517) 803-4061
bwallet@automateddecisions.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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