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Each year, approximately 60 new patents are issued by the U.S. Patent Office for USDA inventions. The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) transfers these inventions through licenses to the private sector for commercialization. Below are links to technologies that are available for licensing. Please contact OTT licensing staff for more information on a specific invention.

Subject Matter

Docket

Title

Description

Crop Production

66.11

DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF “SEED PILLOW” TECHNOLOGY FOR OVERCOMING THE LIMITING FACTORS CONTROLLING RANGELAND RESEEDING SUCCESS

This technology provides a planting method that is more similar to the way plants grow in natural systems by grouping seeds within the same microsite during planting.

Crop Production

17.09

ROTARY CULTIVATOR

The invention consists of a hydraulically-driven rotary hoe drawn behind a tractor,used to cultivate around established plants, vines, or trees.

Crop Production

71.11

TRANSFER AND INCORPORATION OF HERITABLE SYMBIOTIC FUNGI INTO NON-HOST PLANTS

These resultant first plant species containing the endophytic fungi exhibit substantially increased vigor, altered morphology and chemistry, and increased reproductive potential compared to non-treated controls.

Crop Production

60.09

IRRIGATION SCHEDULING AND SUPERVISORY CONTROL AND DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM FOR MOVING AND STATIC IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

This process and set of devices will automatically schedule crop irrigations when the crop is water stressed and will control a moving or static (e.g., drip or sprinkler) irrigation system to apply the irrigation.

Crop Production

16.07 + 174.13

NON-TRANSGENIC SOFT TEXTURED TETRAPLOID WHEAT PLANTS HAVING GRAIN WITH SOFT TEXTURED ENDOSPERM, ENDOSPERM THEREFROM AND USES THEREOF

The invention relates to wheat breeding, new non-transgenic tetraploid wheat cultivars having grain with soft textured endosperm and methods of producing the new non-transgenic tetraploid wheat cultivars having grain with soft-textured endosperm.

Crop Production

122.11

TRI-SEED MUTANT AS A GENETIC RESOURCE FOR INCREASING SORGHUM YIELD

The USDA has identified and developed a class of sorghum mutants that produces three times the seed number found in typical sorghum panicles available for cultivation.

Crop Production (Bees)

51.04

SOLITARY BEE EMERGENCE BOX

Incubation and emergence of solitary-nesting pollinating bees from their nests or cocoons under field conditions may be effected using a device including a first outer and second inner hollow containers wherein a nest containing the bees may be disposed, and first and second communicating openings are provided on the lower surfaces of the containers to provide access to the enviroNew Materialsent from the nest in the inner container.

Crop Production (Bees)

124.09

CHEMICAL ATTRACTANTS AND REPELLANT FOR VARRO MITES

When mites move off of adult bees and can be captured in a variety of trapping devices using the attractants or the compounds can be used to otherwise confuse mites by saturating the enviroNew Materialsent so mites can not find suitable reproductive sites.

Crop Production (Bees)

189.07

IN-HIVE TRAP AND LURE FOR CONTROL OF THE SMALL HIVE BEETLE, AETHINA TUMIDA

A Small Hive Beetle trap, which replaces the bottom board of beehives, includes a frame having three walls and a top surface, a trap plate, an entry means, and a trapping means. The trapping means provides a dark environment attractive to small hive beetles and contains a small hive beetle attractant made from pollen dough and inoculated with yeast that produces small hive beetle attracting volatiles. The yeast is a biologically pure strain of yeast producing hive beetle attracting volatiles designated yeast spp. NRRL Y-30722.

Crop Production (Cover Crops)

98.04

ROLLER SYSTEM FOR COVER CROP TERMINATION

A smooth roller with an attached crimping arm was designed and fabricated to terminate cover crops which are an integral component of soil conservation systems. The smooth drum flattens the cover crop in the direction of travel and the crimping bar behind the drum crimps the cover crop in 6 inch intervals.

Crop Production (Cover Crops)

3.06

ROLLER-CRIMPER TO TERMINATE COVER CROPS ON ELEVATED CROP BEDS

A roller-crimper to terminate cover crops that are grown on elevated beds for row crop farming was designed and fabricated to properly manage cover crops that are an integral component of soil conservation systems.

Crop Production (Cover Crops)

143.06

MULTISTAGE CROP ROLLER

A two stage roller was designed and fabricated to terminate cover crops which are an integral component of no-till conservation system.

Crop Production (Cover Crops)

23.10

PTO POWERED MICRO-ROLLER/CRIMPER FOR MECHANICAL TERMINATION OF COVER CROPS USING A WALK-BEHIND LIMITED-POWER GARDEN TRACTOR

A PTO-powered micro-roller attached to a self-propelled walk-behind garden
tractor, was designed and fabricated to terminate cover crops in no-till and/or organic vegetable garden/small farms.

Crop Production (Cover Crops)

24.11

COVER CROP RESIDUE MANAGER

The residue manager deflects cover crop stalks and flattens cover crop residue during a no-till or minimum-till agricultural planting process.

 

 

 


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