FACILITATING THE COLONIZATION OF PLANT ROOTS BY BENEFICIAL MICROORGANISMS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1336
Amount: $200,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 30327, Lincoln, NE, 68503
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John A. Eastin
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Business Contact
Phone: (402) 467-2508
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SOIL COVER AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS WHICH INFLUENCE EROSION ARE MARKEDLY INFLUENCED BY TILLAGE, CROP ROOT CHARACTERISTICS AND SOIL MICROORGANISMS. CONSERVATION-TILLAGE PROVIDES COVER AND ALSO INFLUENCES THE MICROFLORA MAKEUP. A MAJOR FACTOR HOWEVER, LIMITING SUCCESS IN MANAGING THE MICROFLORA HAS BEEN A LACK OF TECHNOLOGY TO FOSTER LARGER POPULATIONS OF BENEFICIAL MICROBES TO SURVIVE INOCULATION AND PLANTING. KAMTERTER HAS DEVELOPED A FLUID DRILLING APPARATUS WHICH WILL PLANT LARGE PREGERMINATED SEEDS. THE EFFORT PROPOSED IS TO DEVELOP BASIC TECHNIQUE AND EFFIENCY INFORMATION ON INOCULATING AND INFECTING SEEDS AND SEEDLINGS WITH BENFICIAL MICROORGANISMS USING FLUID DRILLING GELS AS CARRIERS AND NOVEL CHEMICAL TREATMENT TECHNIQUES TO FACILITATE COLONIZATION OF CROP ROOTS BY THE BENEFICIAL MICROORGANISMS.

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