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SPLAT PBW: Long Lasting Sprayable Pheromone Formulation to Eradicate…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83621
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2007-00165
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ISCA Technologies, Inc.
1230 W. Spring Street PO Box 5266 Riverside, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SPLAT PBW: Long Lasting Sprayable Pheromone Formulation to Eradicate Pectinophora Gossypiella
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2007-33610-17975
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

"This USDA SBIR Phase I research and development project will result in an effective, long-lasting, sprayable formulation to eradicate Pectinophora gossypiella, the cotton pink bollworm (PBW) from the United States. Yield losses range from $85-$170 per acre, with annual losses about $21 million due to prevention, control costs and lower yields due to plant damage, which just in Southern California and Arizona were estimated to exceed $1.2 billion over the past three decades. Now, with Bth-transgenic-cotton fields sustaining only incipient PBW populations, eradication can be achieved using pheromone mating disruption and sterile insect release tools. USDA is coordinating the deployment of an area-wide program to eradicate PBW from nearly 2 million acres of cotton in North America. There are no effective pheromone tools that combine the ease of application and the necessary longevity to execute a plan of this magnitude. If successful, this SBIR will result in SPLAT-PBW, a flowable emulsion formulation that delivers both the sex pheromone gossyplure and a killing agent to provide season-long control of PBW populations with a single application. SPLAT-PBW will shift the eradication cost equations significantly, saving $206 million in four years of eradication of PBW in the targeted 1,715,000 acres of cotton."

Principal Investigator:

Agenor Mafra-Neto
9516865008
president@iscatech.com

Business Contact:

Agenor Mafra-Neto
CEO
9516865008
president@iscatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ISCA Technologies, Inc.
2060 Chicago Ave, #C-2 Riverside, CA 92507

EIN/Tax ID: 330732737
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No