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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 the new technologies that are available for licensing. 

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140.13      NEW

PSEUDOMONAS SPECIES HAVING WEED-SUPPRESSIVE ACTIVITY AND BENIGN SOIL SURVIVAL TRAITS FOR ANNUAL GRASS WEED MANAGEMENT

Weed-suppressive Pseudomonas fluorescens bacterial strains effective for controlling one or more invasive grass weeds such as downy brome (cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum L.), medusahead (Taeniatherum caput medusae (L.) Nevski) and jointed goatgrass (Aegilops cylindrica L.)


Potential Commercial Applications
- Cheatgrass, medusahead, jointed goatgrass reduction in cropland and rangeland
- Suppresses the growth of a grass weed allowing wheat and natives plants to grow


Competitive Advantages
- As a biocontrol for a specific weed to help increase wheat yields, restore rangeland and help in the fight to reduce wildfires

 david.nicholson@ars.usda.gov

 


Last Modified: 2/27/2015
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