Introducing Environmentally-friendly Pest Control for Agriculture

ISCA, Inc.’s mission is to create a healthier and enduring planet by providing the next generation of pest management solutions that are economical, effective, and ecologically friendly.

Since 1996, ISCA has been a world leader in developing environmentally-friendly pest control solutions with the goal of protecting our crops and protecting our planet. While some believe crop protection and environmental protection are mutually exclusive ideas, at ISCA, we insist they should go hand-in-hand. We purposefully design integrated pest management solutions that have minimal impact on the environment and a positive impact on public health and safety.

As consumers grow increasingly concerned about pesticides in their food and the environment, crop owners and distributors must be prepared to provide safer, non-toxic products. ISCA meets this growing demand with environmentally-friendly pest control products for agriculture that eliminate or greatly reduce the need for insecticides—making them the safest solutions available.

In late 2019, ISCA strenghtened its ability to provide environmentally-friendly pest control throughout the world through the merger of ISCA Technologies, Inc. (U.S.) and ISCA Tecnologias, Ltda. (Brazil).  ISCA is poised to revolutionize agriculture by disrupting the global insect control market. By linking applied innovation, complex supply chain processes, and deep industry knowledge, we are bringing cost competitive and sustainable solutions to the agricultural marketplace. Using more than $30M in competitive federal grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, the Gates Foundation, and others, ISCA has focused for over 20 years on formulation development, scaling up manufacturing processes, and understanding the market.

A wealth of innovative and ready-to-go products are now available for global use. By developing smart agriculture tools including monitoring systems, application technologies and delivery platforms for semiochemicals (including pheromones), and by using innovative synthetic chemistry, ISCA has developed a robust pipeline of products intended to provide ready to use and turn-key solutions for growers all over the world. These are solutions ready for the Farm of the Future.

With research and manufacturing facilities in California, Brazil, and India, ISCA Global has successfully scaled up chemical synthesis processes so that semiochemical-based control solutions are now cost competitive with conventional pesticides. In addition, ISCA has application and delivery platforms that have been proven and adopted by growers in over 30 countries.

ISCA is the next generation of insect control. We are an international and multicultural group with a passion for making world agriculture sustainable.

Meet the Founder of ISCA: Agenor Mafra-Neto

Dr. Agenor Mafra-Neto is one of the world’s leading researchers and entrepreneurs in entomology, chemical ecology, and integrated pest management. His passion for agricultural innovation that dates back to his childhood spent on his family’s farms in Brazil, where he developed a love for plants and animals. In college, he realized he could make a difference in agriculture by studying biology. Scientific discovery, he believes, is a powerful driving force of change. As a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dr. Mafra-Neto gained national recognition when he published in the prestigious sci­entific journal Nature his groundbreaking research findings on how moths respond to pheromone plumes. As an entrepreneur,  Mafra-Neto has overseen the development and marketing worldwide of a deep line of sustainable alternatives to traditional insecticides through applications of naturally occurring pheromones and other semiochemicals that manipulate insect behavior. He has made ISCA is a world leader in agriculture by making these next-generation insect controls affordable to growers of row and specialty crops by reducing the costs of pheromone manufacturing, and by developing formulations that can be efficiently applied by aircraft, drones, tractors, and other mechanical means.



“ISCA is the catalyst accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable insect management. ISCA creates innovative semiochemical products that are extremely safe, efficient, easy to use, and affordable, allowing growers to increase their profit and drastically reduce their environmental footprint. This is great news for growers, consumers, and the planet.”

– Agenor Mafra-Neto

As the founder of ISCA Technologies and an innovator in the field, he led the design and creation of numerous commercial pest management technologies, products, and solutions, many of which are patent protected. Dr. Mafra-Neto leads the global ISCA team that is focused on integrated pest management for the planet that is effective, economical, and ecologically-friendly.

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.