Protecting Hawaiian Small Farm Production from Bactrocera Fruit Flies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2012-00275
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2012-00275
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.12
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003497
Small Business Information
2060 CHICAGO AVE STE C2, Riverside, CA, 92507-2347
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
960774941
Principal Investigator:
Agenor Mafra-Neto
(951) 686-5008
president@iscatech.com
Business Contact:
Annlok Yap
Business Director
(951) 686-5008
annlok.yap@iscatech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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.

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