SPLATTM - Specialized Pheromone & Lure Application Technology

SPLAT Mating Disruption formulation

SPLAT applied on a peach tree to manage oriental fruit moth.

Mechanical application of SPLAT

Mechanized application of SPLAT from above the tree canopy.


SPLATTM (Specialized Pheromone & Lure Application Technology)*:
Biologically Inert Matrix for the Release of Semiochemicals and/or Pesticides

Semiochemicals (such as synthetic pheromones) and some pesticides are volatile compounds which require an appropriate delivery and dispensing system to optimize and modulate its release in a manner that offers the best insect attraction in the time period desired. ISCA possesses a range of technologies that can dispense, optimize and modulate the semiochemical and/or pesticide release in mating disruption or attract & kill pest management programs.

SPLAT (Specialized Pheromone & Lure Application Technology) has numerous advantages over current semiochemical controlled release technologies:

  • Provides long term rain and UV protection for the pheromone and/or active ingredient.
  • Biologically inert and bio-degradable matrix.
  • Ability to vary release rates and duration from weeks to months with one application depending on the size of the SPLAT dollop, and in many cases, achieve season long control with one application.
  • Amorphous and flowable quality allows for many types of application methods: spatula, caulking gun, metered backpack sprayer, tractor, aircraft, etc.
  • Possible to develop formulations to target more than one pest with formulation mix of desired pheromones, active ingredients and/or pesticides.

SPLAT has proven its effectiveness in mating disruption, lure and attract & kill programs for many insect pests (such as codling moth, oriental fruit moth, pink bollworm, gypsy moth, brazilian apple leafroller), and ISCA welcomes collaborative efforts to develop new SPLAT applications.




*SPLAT is protected by patents and patents pending.