Integrated Pest Management Strategies for the Planet

In the past, protecting crops from pests meant one thing: blanket-spraying conventional pesticides. The unscrupulous use conventional pesticides has created problems that can no longer be ignored—namely, significant risk to the environment, public health and food safety. Consumers and regulators have caught on and the demand for safer alternatives is rising at an exponential rate. As a distributor or grower, can you meet this market need?

ISCA offers more than 300 integrated pest management solutions designed to protect crops from harmful insects while protecting the planet with the safest technologies available.

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Mating Disruption

Our mating disruption products allow growers to collapse target insect populations by shutting down the reproductive cycle. Using advanced semiochemical pheromone solutions, we effectively prevent insects from mating and protect crops without using a single drop of pesticide.

Attract & Kill

Attract & Kill products control pest populations using a hybrid approach: semiochemicals attract insects while tiny amounts of pesticide eradicate them. These products contact only a small portion of the crop, eliminating the need for blanket spraying and reducing our environmental impact.

Attractants

Our attractants utilize safe semiochemicals to lure insect pests into traps or beneficial insects to crops. By mimicking insect attraction systems found in nature, we create sustainable technologies to manage insect behavior.

Repellents

ISCA repellents deter pests with environmentally-friendly solutions that mimic nature and eliminate the need for blanket spraying of pesticides. We use nature as a guide to create semiochemical solutions that repel pests from crops and forests without affecting non-target species or wildlife.

Monitoring

Monitoring tools allow growers to gain a better understanding of pest activity—such as which species are affecting crops and when they are most likely to attack. Proactive analysis gives us the knowledge needed to make smarter choices regarding pest control solutions.

Vector Control

Vectors—insects that transmit disease to humans—are a threat that can wreak havoc on everything from tourism to home values to enjoying the outdoors. Our vector control solutions protect urban, suburban and rural areas from disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes and ticks in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

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.

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Integrated Pest Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Are you a distributor, supplier or grower of agricultural products? Contact us to learn how our integrated pest management solutions can help protect your crops from pests—without harming the planet.