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
Amount:
$90,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
99221
Agency Tracking Number:
2010-00193
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.12
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:
Annlok Yap
VP Business Director
(951) 686-5008
annlok.yap@iscatech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project proposes to develop a slow-release sprayable formulation of a guava-based chemical compound with repellant activity to manage the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), an insect that is associated with the spread of the pathogenic agent that causes the deadly Citrus greening disease. ISCA Technologies will formulate this guava-based chemical with a proprietary flowable, matrix (SPLAT) that has proven track record for the controlled, long lasting, dissemination of odors that effectively help users manipulate the behavior of insect pests in field situations. The SPLAT guava-based repellent/deterrent is likely to help small and large citrus growers to manage ACP populations in their groves.

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