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SolviNix: A Tobamovirus-Based Bioherbicide for the Noxious Weed Tropical Soda Apple

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2006-33610-17183
Agency Tracking Number: 2005-00042
Amount: $296,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2153 SE Hawthorne Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32641
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ernest Hiebert
 VP & Sr Research Scientist
 (352) 213-6403
Business Contact
 Raghavan Charudattan
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (352) 278-1572
Research Institution

An effective nonchemical control is needed to mange the invasive noxious weed tropical soda apple. This project will attempt to bring to market the world's first virus-based bioherbicide as an effective control for this weed. Reduction in chemical herbicide usage in livestock production, alleviation of tropical soda apple's encroachment into natural areas and croplands, preservation of biodiversity, and promotion and improvement in the sustainability and profitability of small and mid-size ranches are among the purposes of this project.

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