An Agricultural Biotech Company on a Mission to Change the Planet

In the past, growers had limited pest control tools at their disposal, which primarily consisted of conventional pesticide sprays. This limitation created a reliance on conventional chemical insecticides. However, with an increasing body of research linking conventional pesticides to human diseases, safe and more efficient solutions are needed. Consumers and regulatory agencies are increasingly concerned about food safety and impact to the environment.

The innovators at ISCA knew there was a better way. That’s why we developed greener alternatives for agriculture with the safest pest management solutions on the planet.

By utilizing “semiochemicals” – naturally-occurring compounds (such as pheromones) that affect the behavior of insect pests – we can manipulate insect behavior in ways that deter them from destroying crops and forests. Best of all, we do it with little to no pesticides, making them a safer, environmentally-friendly solution that benefits the triple bottom line: people, planet and profits.

With a focus on research and development, pheromone synthesis, and green technologies, our product line features more than 300 solutions for agriculture, forest and urban insect management.

Our Mission

Our unwavering mission is to create a healthier and more sustainable planet through innovative, semiochemical pest and vector management solutions.

Careers

Make a difference by bringing your talents to a forward-thinking agricultural biotech committed to environmental health and food safety.

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Get in touch to learn how we can work together to protect our crops—and protect our planet.

How ISCA Uses Semiochemicals to Change Insect Behavior
What Are Semiochemicals?

Semiochemicals are naturally-occurring chemicals that organisms (including insects and plants) emit that affect the behavior of other organisms. These semiochemicals communicate important information to insects – such as who to mate with, which plants to attack, and which plants to avoid.

By using semiochemicals to our advantage, we can manipulate the behavior of insects by “tricking” them into doing what we want them to do – most notably, preventing them from procreating and deterring them from attacking crops.

ISCA's Multidisciplinary R&D Team
A Globally Respected Authority in IPM

ISCA’s multi-disciplinary team of highly specialized researchers—entomologists, biologists, chemical ecologists, organic and analytical chemists, engineers and information technologists—have ample experience in integrated pest management (IPM), semiochemical synthesis, formulation technology, chemical ecology and insect monitoring technology.

ISCA’s facilities include a state-of-the-art semiochemical synthesis and analysis lab, a range of insect testing facilities for behavioral assays, and production and warehouse facilities both in the US and Brazil. ISCA’s team of researchers is constantly working together to develop innovative, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective IPM tools and solutions.

ISCA Solutions
Integrated Pest Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Our Mating Disruption, Attract & Kill, Attractants, Repellents and Monitoring products are all effective, economical and environmentally-friendly.