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Improve Weed Management – Stop the weeds when seeds

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2021-07246
Agency Tracking Number: 2021-07246
Amount: $650,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.130000000000001
Solicitation Number: USDA-NIFA-SBIR-008089
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-09-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-09-14
Small Business Information
1855 Bellbrook Rd suite B
xenia, OH 45385-4040
United States
DUNS: 361449833
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Jackson
 (937) 285-0990
Business Contact
 Jonathan Jackson
Phone: (937) 285-0990
Research Institution

Global Neighbor (GNI) was awarded a Phase 1 to develop a design that makes weed seedscollected by a combine at harvest non-viable saving the farmer money and reducing environmentalimpact. The work plan was to start with the technique developed under a DoD SBIR that madetumble weed seeds non-viable alter that recipe and engineer a solution to go on a combine. Oursuccessful completion of Phase 1 showed our solution will make greater than 95% of commonweed seeds non-viable.The growing number of herbicide resistant weeds and the shrinking chemical weed control optionsare alarming farmers seed companies herbicide manufacturers and government regulators acrossthe globe. This growing problem has critical implications for agriculture the environment andUSDA's goal to encourage regenerative farming practices.For our Phase 2 proposal we would construct and field the prototype designed in Phase 1 debugthat design and make adjustments and then design and field the weed seed destroyer (WDSD)product that we start selling at the conclusion of Phase 2. With professional investors poised tomake an investment in GNI after being de-risked by the USDA Phase 2 award we will swiftlyintroduce the WDSD helping farmers to realize improved profitability and decreasing the threat ofnew herbicide resistance evolving. GNI's Phase 2 proposal transforms our earlier scientificdiscovery of making tumble weeds seeds non-viable into a product that we have validated has largecommercial potential with the added environmental benefit of reduced herbicide usage to growAmerica's row crops.

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