Pneumatic Conveyance Technology for Native Seed Harvesters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2005-33610-15516
Agency Tracking Number: 2005-00100
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Arbuckle Ranch, Inc.
100 Poly Drive, Suite 155, Billings, MT, 59101
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lee Arbuckle
 (406) 294-2995
 arbuckle@bresnan.net
Business Contact
 Lee Arbuckle
Phone: (406) 294-2995
Email: arbuckle@bresnan.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Reclamation or restoration of sustainable native grasslands is constrained by the lack of seed of many difficult to harvest species. The lack of seed of many species stems from the lack of harvest equipment that can effectively dislodge, separate, convey, and off-load seed with challenging morphologies. The project will develop a pneumatic conveyance technology to integrate with the seed dislodgement and seed separation technology of the Arbuckle Native Seedster to produce harvester for difficult to harvest species of native grass that is much more productive that currently available harvesters.

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