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Soil Health Sensor
Unmet Need: Fast and accurate measurement of soil health Soil health is a complex phenomenon that reflects the ability of soil to support both plant growth and other ecosystem functions. Research on electron transfer processes in soil environments is limited and can provide novel knowledge and new ways of monitoring soil health. Electrochemical activities...
Published: 5/26/2021   |   Inventor(s): Haluk Beyenal, Abdelrhman Mohamed, Maren Friesen
Keywords(s): Agriculture and Plant Sciences, biosensors, Electrochemical sensor
Use of Photosynthetic Pigment Stabilizing Chemicals to Regulate Ripening and Quality in All Fruits and Vegetables
Abstract 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) is used in various agricultural commodities to slow the ripening process of fruit while in storage and therefore extend their shelf life. MCP sometimes works in pears and sometimes does not, because pears oftentimes never resume ripening. Studies on d'Anjou pears, for example, showed that pears could be kept immature...
Published: 4/16/2020   |   Inventor(s): Amit Dhingra, Scott Schaeffer
Keywords(s): Agriculture and Plant Sciences
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
Real-time PCR primers for native yeasts of grape
Monitoring Native Yeast Populations in VineyardsUnmet Need: Effective strategy to identify and quantify native Yeast populationsNative yeasts are part of the microbial community in grape vineyards and play roles in alcoholic fermentation and wine quality. Monitoring their populations during fermentation and after bottling is important as it will provide...
Published: 9/16/2019   |   Inventor(s): Xuefei Wang, Patricia Okubara
Keywords(s): Agriculture and Plant Sciences, Biotechnology, Diagnostics, Technology
Bacterially secreted immunostimulants to protect plants against pathogens
Unmet Need: Effective strategies to protect plants from root knot nematodeRoot-knot nematodes (RKN, Meloidogyne spp.) are major agricultural pests on a global scale and can cause billions of dollars in yield loses each year. The temperate root-knot nematode Meloidogyne chitwoodi is endemic to the potato growing regions of the Pacific Northwest of the...
Published: 8/8/2019   |   Inventor(s): Cynthia Gleason, Lei Zhang
Keywords(s): Agriculture and Plant Sciences
Wheat Variety 'Puma' (WA8134), Soft White Winter Wheat
Puma, (WA8134) is a soft white winter wheat developed and released in 2013 by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Puma provides a combination of excellent yield potential, test weight, end-use quality, and disease resistance for intermediate to high rainfall dryland winter wheat production areas of the inland Pacific Northwest.Puma...
Published: 7/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Arron Carter, Stephen Jones
Keywords(s): Agriculture and Plant Sciences
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
Wheat Genotype(s) with Genetic Tolerance to the Soilborne Pathogens Rhizoctonia solani, Rhizoctonia oryzae, Pythium ultimum, and Pythium irregulare
Abstract The invention is a new genotype of wheat with tolerance to the root pathogens Rhizoctonia solani, Rhizoctonia oryzae, Pythium ultimum, and Pythium irregulare group IV. This genotype was originally generated by screening mutagenized seed of the spring wheat for increased tolerance to Rhizoctonia solani. Later experiments determined...
Published: 7/3/2019   |   Inventor(s): Camille Steber, Kimberlee Kidwell, Victor Demacon, Patricia Okubara
Keywords(s): Agriculture and Plant Sciences
Calcium/Calmodulin-Regulated Plant Immunity
Unmet Need: Understanding the mechanism of regulation of salicylic acid by Ca2+ signaling Intracellular calcium transients during plant-pathogen interactions are necessary early events leading to local and systemic acquired resistance. Salicylic acid, a critical messenger, is also required for both these responses, but whether and how salicylic acid...
Published: 2/22/2018   |   Inventor(s): B Poovaiah, A Reddy, Gul Ali, Tianbao Yang, Kayla Simons, Jingguo Hou, Liqun Du
Keywords(s): Agriculture and Plant Sciences, Biotechnology