Introducing Environmentally-friendly Pest Control for Agriculture

ISCA’s mission is to create a healthier and enduring planet by providing revolutionary 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.

To strengthen ISCA’s ability to provide environmentally-friendly pest control throughout the world, ISCA Global was created in 2019. ISCA Global 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 big 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 the entomological field of insect chemical ecology and integrated pest management. He specializes in developing tools and solutions using natural chemicals (called “semiochemicals”) to manipulate the behavior of insect pests and vectors of disease with the goal of safer products for use in agriculture, forestry, and urban environments.

Dr. Mafra-Neto’s passion for food safety was born after he lost a close friend to toxic pesticide consumption. After this tragic incident, he realized how serious the threat of pesticides were and became committed to protecting our agricultural crops with greener solutions that were safer for humans and for the environment.

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.