Development of Commercial Wetland-Restoration Techniques Using Sphagnum

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 34401
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Peter C. Bilkey
 Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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