Using naturally-occurring pheromones that manipulate insect behavior to prevent pest resistance and pollution

ISCA, Inc., is a green agtech company producing the next generation of environmentally sustainable insect controls needed to feed the world. Rather than relying on outdated and hazardous chemical pesticides, ISCA’s innovations harness the power of pheromones and other naturally occurring compounds to control problem insects by manipulating their behavior. Many of ISCA’s products work by preventing pest species from mating. Others repel them away from crops. Several attract damaging insects to killing agents, reducing insecticide inputs by orders of magnitude. All affect only the targeted species, leaving honey bees and other non-targeted wildlife unharmed. ISCA products biodegrade in the field without polluting the environment. After years of success with specialty crops, ISCA is now bringing its innovations to corn, soybean, and other major crops. ISCA is based in Riverside, Calif., and has subsidiaries in the USA, Brazil, Europe, and India.


Riverside, California, United States


Agenor Mafra-Neto

Agenor Mafra-Neto (Founder & CEO at ISCA Technologies) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since October 2020 and most recently participated in Unreasonable Impact Americas 2020.

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