EXPERIMENTAL PROPAGATION AND EVALUATION OF THE CHIAS (FAMILY: LABIATAE), AS DESERT CROPS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$40,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5208
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Botanical Research & Develop
201 North Central, 33rd Fl., Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Howard Scott Gentry
Investigator
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SEVERAL SPECIES OF THE SALVIA FAMILY, WHICH PRODUCE EDIBLE SEED PRODUCTS, WILL BE TEST GROWN AT AN EXPERIMENTAL FARM IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA. THE MOST PRODUCTIVE VARIETIES THAT ARE ADAPTABLE TO DESERT CLIMATE, AND THAT ARE ECONOMICAL WITH WATER, WILL BE SELECTED FOR INCREASE AND FURTHER TESTING. THE PRODUCTS OF THE SEEDS, (1) POLYSACCHARIDE GUMS, (2) PROTEINS, AND (3) OILS, WILL BE ANALYZED BY MODERN CHEMICAL TECHNIQUES AND EVALUATED FOR PRODUCT REFINEMENTS. FURTHER CULTURAL TESTINGS AND CHEMICAL STUDIES WOULD BE CARRIED ON THROUGH PHASE II, AND HOPEFULLY TO COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT THEREAFTER.

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