Development of Commercial Wetland-Restoration Techniques Using Sphagnum

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
34401
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Agresearch International, Inc.
3700 Commerce Drive, Madison, WI, 53719
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Peter C. Bilkey
Principal Investigator
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop commercial biorestoration technologies to restore the overall structure and function of degraded Sphagnum weland ecosystems. Technologies will include the development of plant tissue culture techniques for Sphagnum species, the application of commercial micropropagation protocols, and an investigation of the potential benefit of aqueous starch/polymer slurry and synthetic seed technologies in Sphagnum wetland restoration. The new technologies are expected to increase the reproduction rate of Sphagnum species to aid in the recovery of endangered and threatened populations.

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