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Protecting Hawaiian Small Farm Production from Bactrocera Fruit Flies

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2012-00275
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.12
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003497
Small Business Information
ISCA Technologies, Inc.
1230 W. Spring Street PO Box 5266 Riverside, CA 92517-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Protecting Hawaiian Small Farm Production from Bactrocera Fruit Flies
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2012-00275
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Small growers in Hawaii have the potential to produce an abundance of high value fruit and vegetables supplying for the needs of local island markets as well as the mainland markets. However, due to the insidious, unrelenting, high pressure of fruit flies, especially from the two key Bactrocera invasive pest species, Oriental Fruit Fly and Melon Fruit Fly, these growers cannot achieve their production potential. Many of the current small farm growers are found running fledging agricultural production enterprises with very few prospects of a better future; the new generations look for alternatives to the small farm life. Solving the problem of Bactrocera fruit flies would provide a reinjection of new energy that would foster the fruit and vegetable production in Hawaii.

Principal Investigator:

Agenor Mafra-Neto
951-686-5008
president@iscatech.com

Business Contact:

Annlok Yap
Business Director
951-686-5008
annlok.yap@iscatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ISCA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
2060 CHICAGO AVE STE C2 Riverside, CA 92507-2347

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