Safer, Non-Selective Weed Control for Organic Growers and Home Consumers

Period of Performance: 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2008

$211K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

SUMMERDALE, INC.
7723 KEMPFER LN
Verona, WI 53593
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Rapid growth of organic agriculture has created a greater demand for effective weed control, the most urgent problem facing organic growers. Current weed control methods are inefficient, expensive and labor-intensive, resulting in substantial reductions in profitability for fruit and vegetable growers. Summerdale, Inc. will develop a new herbicide for organic growers. The synergistic combination of selected, food-grade compounds holds great promise for the proposed new product, which will be marketed to traditional and organic growers as well as to home consumers.