COMMERCIAL PROPAGATION OF RASPBERRIES HAS BEEN HAMPERED BY HARMFUL VIRUSES WHICH SEVERELY REDUCE PRODUCTION.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1324
Amount: $28,087.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Congdon & Weller Nursery Inc
Mile Block Road, North Collins, NY, 14111
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 CATHERINE KLEIN-COX
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Business Contact
Phone: (716) 759-2223
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
COMMERCIAL PROPAGATION OF RASPBERRIES HAS BEEN HAMPERED BY HARMFUL VIRUSES WHICH SEVERELY REDUCE PRODUCTION. NURSERYMEN ARE FORCED TO PROTECT HEALTHY STOCK BY MEANS OF EXPENSIVE SCREENHOUSES, CHEMICAL TREATMENT OF SOIL AND INTENSIVE PESTICIDE PROGRAMS. LABORATORY TISSUE CULTURE, USING A STERILE, ARTIFICIAL CHEMICAL MEDIUM, COULD PROVIDE MASSIVE NUMBERS OF HIGH-QUALITY PLANTS. PUBLICLY-SUPPORTED RESEARCH HAS NOT YET PROVIDED ENOUGH DATA TO MAKE THIS TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALLY FEASIBLE. THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DETERMINE THE CHEMICAL AND CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS OF 12 RASPBERRY VARIETIES OF ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE. WE HAVE DEVELOPED COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH NEW YORK STATE REGULATORY AND RESEARCH AGENCIES IN SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT.

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