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: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2010-00193
Amount: $90,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: 8.12
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
ISCA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
2060 CHICAGO AVE STE C2, Riverside, CA, 92507
Duns: 960774941
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Agenor Mafra-Neto
 CEO, President
 (951) 686-5008
 president@iscatech.com
Business Contact
 Annlok Yap
Title: VP Business Director
Phone: (951) 686-5008
Email: 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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