Tilling for Enhanced Bolting Resistant Lettuce

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2006-33610-16752
Agency Tracking Number: 2006-00047
Amount: $79,810.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
2390 E. Camelback Road, Suite 440, Phoenix, AZ, 85016
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Claire McCallum
 Principal Scientist
 (206) 903-0262
Business Contact
 Vic Knauf
Title: Chief Scientific Officer
Phone: (530) 750-7185
Email: vic.knauf@arcadiabio.com
Research Institution
Lettuce is a major vegetable crop grown in the United States with a farm gate value in 2003 of $2 billion. For crops such as lettuce, the vegetative leaves of the plant are the harvested material. Because lettuce must be harvested before it flowers, premature flowering, or bolting, reduces crop quality and yield, and therefore is a leading cause of profit loss to farmers. Lettuce cultivars with enhanced bolting resistance have the potential to increase both lettuce quality for existing growers and suppliers, as well as extending the geographical region over which lettuce can be commercially produced. Thus, we propose to breed cultivars of lettuce that have enhanced bolting resistance.

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