WIND AND WATER EROSION OF TOPSOIL IS A THREAT TO SUSTAINED CROP PRODUCTIVITY IN THE UNITED STATES.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Amount:
$49,596.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1985
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
1903
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
R&a Plant/soil Inc.
24 Pasco-kahlobus Rd, Pasco, WA, 99301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
 Blaine Metting
Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: (509) 545-6867
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WIND AND WATER EROSION OF TOPSOIL IS A THREAT TO SUSTAINED CROP PRODUCTIVITY IN THE UNITED STATES. LABORATORY AND FIELDEXPERIMENTS WILL BE INTEGRATED IN A FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT OF REDUCING EROSION OF SANDY, CENTER-IRRIGATED SOILS BY MEANS OF MASS CULTURED PALMELLOID MICROALGAE IN THE GENUS CHLAMYDOMONAS. STUDIES ARE DESIGNED TO QUANTIFY IN SITU PRODUCTIVITY, EXTRACELLULAR POLYSACCHARIDE PRODUCTION AND DEGRADATION POTENTIAL. PRODUCTIVITY WILL BE ESTIMATED BY FILTER FLUOROMETRY: DEGRADATION BY RADIORESPIROMETRY. WIND AND WATER EROSION POTENTIAL WILL BE ESTIMATED BY WET AND DRYSTABILITY OF AGGREGATES.

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