Novel environmentally friendly control of the citrus leafminer, the proliferator of citrus canker, with sex pheromone.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$350,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
88614
Agency Tracking Number:
2009-01131
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2060 CHICAGO AVE STE C2, Riverside, CA, 92507
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
960774941
Principal Investigator:
Agenor Mafra-Neto
CEO, President
(951) 686-5008
president@iscatech.com
Business Contact:
AGENOR MAFRA-NETO
President and CEO
(951) 686-5008
president@iscatech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of the project is to provide control of an important insect pest of citrus trees(citrus leafminer that transmits a lethal citrus canker bacterium) for small and medium US citrus growers. This project is utilizing the sex pheromone of the citrus leaf miner and their Specialized Pheromone and Lure Application Technology (SPLAT) approach to develop a biocontrol program to control the citrus leaf miner. The use of the mating disruption technique is an alternative method of pest control that is environmentally safe, which becomes increasingly important with encroaching urban areas.

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