NWRC was honored with the 2018 Federal Laboratory Consortium Mid-Continent Region’s 2018 Regional
Partnership Award for its role in the development of bird and mammal repellents to protect agricultural crops and property. The award recognizes Federal laboratories for outstanding work in transferring a technology to the commercial marketplace.
In collaboration with Arkion Life Sciences LLC, NWRC has developed numerous anthraquinone-based (AQ) repellent products and application strategies. AQ not only provides a negative postingestive effect, but also provides a visual cue only seen by birds that is related to its absorption of the UV spectrum.