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Development of Tobacco Mild Green Mosaic Tobamovirus as a Bioherbicide for the Invasive Weed Tropical Soda Apple

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2005-33610-15548
Agency Tracking Number: 2005-00042
Amount: $79,609.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2201 NW 36th Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32605
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ernest Hiebert
 VP and Sr Research Scientist
 (352) 378-6100
Business Contact
 Ernest Hiebert
Title: VP and Sr Research Scientist
Phone: (352) 378-6100
Research Institution

Tropical soda apple is an invasive weed that imposes a severe economic constraint on the livestock industry, threatens pristine natural areas, and imminently menaces croplands in the Southeast. The technology described herein will spur the development of an innovative, effective, environmentally beneficial, nonchemical control for this noxious weed. This research will promote the development of the world's first virus-based commercial bioherbicide that will help control this weed and provide for the economic viability of livestock production. Reduction in the use of chemical herbicides and the alleviation of the weed's encroachment into natural areas and croplands are other benefits.

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