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Renewable agro-based deicers for winter roads
Unmet Need: Bio-based sustainable winter road maintenance operations The United States alone spends approximately $2.3 billion each year to keep highways free of snow and ice. The highway winter maintenance operations which primarily use chloride salts cause considerable damages to infrastructure, motor vehicles and the natural environment and add at...
Published: 5/19/2020   |   Inventor(s): Xianming Shi
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Enviromental, Waste Management, Water
Pneumatic spray delivery reservoir
Challenge: Pressure drop in fixed sprayers for high density trellised orchardsFarmers are pursuing increased crop density in orchards using trellised trees. Existing irrigation and agrochemical applicators are not optimized for such orchards. Challenges with mobile pesticide sprayers include operators’ proximity to concentrated chemicals, excess...
Published: 3/13/2020   |   Inventor(s): Lav Khot, Rajeev Sinha, Rakesh Ranjan, Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel, Matthew Grieshop
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Application technology, Engineering, Fixed spray systems, Sustainability
Software Application for Crop and Pest Management in Africa
Challenge: Update farmers about emerging management techniques and pest controlFarmers in Africa are sometimes uninformed on modern farm practices and technologies. Language and literacy challenges make it difficult to spread information on pests and the results of academic research. Existing information tools often rely on active internet access...
Published: 2/4/2020   |   Inventor(s): Cornelius Adewale, Lynne Carpenter-Boggs
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Agriculture and Plant Sciences, Big Data
Wheat Variety 'Glee' (WA8074), Hard Red Spring Wheat
Glee, is a hard red spring wheat developed by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Glee was named in honor of Virginia Gale Lee, an inspiring graduate student in the WSU Spring Wheat Breeding program who died from a rare, aggressive form of cancer in 2010.Glee provides a combination of high yield potential and excellent disease...
Published: 7/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Kimberlee Kidwell, Michael Pumphrey
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Agriculture and Plant Sciences
Fungus for control of Varroa mites in Honeybees
Unmet Need: Effective controlling agents for Varroa mitesVarroa mites are a devastating parasite considered the top driver of honey bee colony losses over the past several decades. Products for varroa control are desperately needed. The general idea of using entomopathogenic fungi to control Varroa mites had been explored previously. However, none...
Published: 6/17/2019   |   Inventor(s): Nicholas Naeger, Jennifer Han, Walter Sheppard, Lori Carris
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Biotechnology