A guava-volatile-based repellent formulation to manage the Asian citrus psyllid, the key vector of Citrus Greening

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2012-02131
Agency Tracking Number: 2012-02131
Amount: $450,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.12
Solicitation Number: USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003621
Small Business Information
2060 CHICAGO AVE STE C2, Riverside, CA, 92507-2347
DUNS: 960774941
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Agenor Mafra-Neto
 (951) 686-5008
 president@iscatech.com
Business Contact
 Annlok Yap
Title: Business Director
Phone: (951) 686-5008
Email: annlok.yap@iscatech.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
The majority of US citrus growers farm less than 100 acres, producing specialty table fruit and citrus juice, with most yielding less than $200,000 in yearly farm income. Furthermore, much of the citrus acreage is being encroached upon by urban growth, making it impossible for many growers to use the limited pest management tools available. Successful completion of this project will provide citrus growers with a valuable tool for managing ACP, and reduce the risk of spreading HLB. If labeled organic, SPLAT ACP Repel has the potential for use throughout the industry, including in those orchards that cannot or do not use conventional pesticides.

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