A Novel Rodent Bait to Control Nutria (Myocaster coypus)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2004-33610-14449
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-00567
Amount: $78,422.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Genesis Laboratories, Inc.
10122 Northeast Frontage Road, Wellington, CO, 80549
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeff Mach
 (970) 568-7059
 jmach@genesislabs.com
Business Contact
 Jeff Mach
Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: (970) 568-7059
Email: jmach@genesislabs.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Nutria (Myocastor coypus) has been listed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group as being one of the top 100 worst invasive species in the world. Nutria herbivory in Louisiana and in other areas has been documented on bald cypress, Sagittaria latifolia and S. platyphylla, Spartina patens and S. alterniflora, and many other species of marsh vegetation. As a whole, vegetative biomass is decreasing and plant species composition is changing due to nutria herbivory. Since nutria are a major problem in Louisiana and control is warranted, the purpose of this phase I proposal is to develop a bait for the control of nutria

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