MASS PRODUCTION IN LIQUID CULTURE OF INSECT-KILLING N NEMATODES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4650
Amount: $190,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1057 East Meadow Circle, Pal Alto, CA, 94303
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 DR. MILTON FRIEDMAN
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE COMMERCIAL USE OF ENTOMOGENOUS NEMATODES FOR EFFECTIVE BIO-CONTROL OF AGRICULTURAL INSECT PESTS IS DEPENDENT ON DEVELOPING NEW LARGE-SCALE AND ECONOMICAL PRODUCTION METHODS. BIOSIS HAS OBTAINED ENCOURAGING RESULTS IN THE LIQUID CULTURE OF NEOAPLECTANA CARPOCAPSAE WHICH COULD PROVIDE L LARGE NUMBERS OF NEMATODES AT COSTS COMPETITIVE WITH CHEMI ICAL INSECTICIDES. THE OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I OF THIS PROPOSALIS TO DEFINE CULTURE PARAMETERS FOR PILOT PRODUCTION DESIGN.MODEL LIQUID CULTURE SYSTEMS WILL BE USED TO (1) OPTIMIZE T THE NUTRIENT SOURCE, (2) DETERMINE AERATION AND MIXING REQUIREMENTS, AND (3) IDENTIFY ENVIRONMENTAL CUES FOR INFECTIVE JUVENILE PRODUCTION. MODEL LIQUID CULTURE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS WILL DEMONSTRATE THE CAPACITY AND EFFICIENCY OF THIS NOVEL APPLICATION OF FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY.

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