Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Phase I

Active
No
Status
Closed
Release Date
July 7th, 2023
Open Date
July 7th, 2023
Due Date(s)
September 19th, 2023
Close Date
September 19th, 2023
Topic No.
8.2

Topic

Plant Production and Protection - Biology

Agency

Department of AgricultureNational Institute of Food and Agriculture

Program

Type: BOTHPhase: Phase IYear: 2024

Summary

The Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is seeking proposals for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Phase I. The specific topic of the solicitation is "Plant Production and Protection - Biology". The objective of this topic area is to examine novel ways of enhancing crop production and protection. This includes applying biological approaches to develop new methods for plant improvement, utilizing traditional plant breeding methods and new technologies to develop new food and non-food crop plants, developing plant characteristics that reduce the harmful impact of plant pests and biotic stresses, and creating new genotypes of existing crop plants with characteristics that facilitate crop utilization in new commercial applications. The solicitation is currently closed, with a release date of July 7, 2023, and an open and close date of September 19, 2023. The project duration and funding specifics can be found on the USDA's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs website. For more information and to access the solicitation, visit the provided links.

Description

The objective of this topic area is to examine novel ways of enhancing crop production and protection by: applying biological approaches to develop new methods for plant improvement, applying traditional plant breeding methods and new technologies to develop new food and non- food crop plants, developing plant characteristics that reduce the harmful impact of plant pests and biotic stresses, and developing new genotypes of existing crop plants with characteristics that facilitate crop utilization in new commercial applications.