A Safer Class of Agricultural Nematicides Based on Natural Fatty Acid Products

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2006-33610-17182
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-00184
Amount: $296,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Divergence, Inc.
893 North Warson Road, St. Louis, MO, 63141
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Barry Shortt
 (314) 812-8091
 shortt@divergence.com
Business Contact
 Derek Rapp
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (314) 812-8052
Email: rapp@divergence.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Plant parasitic nematodes are among the most important crop pathogens in the United States, causing an estimated $7-9 billion in lost yield annually. Traditional nematicides, including organophosphates, are under severe regulatory pressure because of toxological and environmental concerns. The purpose of this project is to develop a new, safer nematode control agent for U.S. growers.

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