SPLAT BASE: A Revolutionary Attract And Kill Technology To Effectively Manage Orchard Pests

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2010-00306
Amount: $90,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.2
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
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
Business Contact
 Annlok Yap
Title: VP Business Director
Phone: (951) 686-5008
Email: annlok.yap@iscatech.com
Research Institution
Conventional insecticide products are still the foundation of pest control in pome fruit production on the east coast. The insecticide landscape is changing rapidly with increasingly restricted use due to regulatory and consumer demands. Rapid suburban growth encroaches on pome production areas placing extra stress on small and medium producers. Insect sex pheromones mediate long-distance mate-finding. Mating disruption of fruit pests in the US is at a juncture where its efficacy and reliability need to be significantly improved if eastern fruit production regions are to rely on this tactic as a primary control. Here we propose a more effective use of pheromone, instead of as an attractant that, in conjunction with small doses of a toxicant, eliminates attracted males from the mating pool.

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