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Next Generation Deer Repellent
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Objective:  The USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) is currently looking for an industrial partner to help develop and commercialize a new deer repellent.      


Overview:  Damage to agriculture, horticulture, home gardens, and landscaping from deer has been long recognized as a substantial economic problem.  The presence of deer in these settings may result in plant loss or reduction of future plant value from deformity or decreased crop yield.  Researchers at the USDA-APHIS, NWRC are developing the next generation of unpalatable proteins from animal-by-products.  The research is expected to yield repellents that are inexpensive, long lasting and effective.  


Industry Type:  The ideal partner will have expertise in manufacturing and marketing deer repellents, and the ability to contribute both intellectually and financially to the project.


Where:  USDA-APHIS National Wildlife Research Center, 4101 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521.


Laboratory Mission:  The USDA-APHISNationalWildlifeResearchCenter is devoted to resolving problems caused by the interaction of wild animals and society. The Center applies scientific expertise to develop practical methods to resolve these problems and to maintain the quality of the environments shared with wildlife. 


If your company is interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact our regional Technology Transfer Coordinator:


Bryan Kaphammer

USDA, ARS, NaturalResourcesResearchCenter

2150 Centre Avenue, Building D, Suite 300

Fort Collins, CO  80526-8119