Our purpose is to manufacture high quality products that our customers can employ to reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides. To accomplish this, we seek to build strong relationships with our customers that go well beyond the sale of products.
Dr. Darek Czokajlo - President and CEODr. Darek Czokajlo earned his masters degree in forestry at the Agricultural University of Warsaw in 1987, and a doctoral degree in the field of insect chemical ecology and forest entomology at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York in 1998. For the past decade, Dr. Czokajlo has designed new controlled release devices and traps at IPM Technologies, Advanced Pheromone Technologies, Forests Alive and APTIV. He spearheaded development of “Attract & Kill” technologies for insect monitoring and management in forestry, agriculture, and the public health sector. Dr. Czokajlo has also headed numerous research projects developing new products that are now commercially available.
Alpha Scents announces four new lures and introduces the Jackson Trap for fruit flies and midges.Alpha Scents opens online web store for insect monitoring systems, traps and lures for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, ornamentals, yard and garden.Dr. Darek Czokajlo, Ph.D. assumes responsibilities of President of Alpha Scents, Inc.
Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) trap introduced by Alpha Scents proven in field tests to be four times more effective than the Pherocon AM trap.
Fulfilled large RPW order for UAE.
Fulfilled 1.8 million RPW order for UAE.Formed alliance with AS Poland for distribution throughout the EU.Awarded $400,000 Phase II SBIR grant for Attract & Kill CLM.
Completed research on attractants for ACP, SWD and BMSB.Company representation:
Jan. - Huanglongbing (HLB)Conference, Orland,
FL Feb. - World Ag Expo, Tulare CANov. - ESA (Entomology Society of America) , Austin, TX
Began research project to identify and test an effective attractant to be used for monitoring and management of Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorinia citri, vector of HLB.
Alpha Scents awarded SBIR grants ($100,000 each) for projects designed to identify and test attractants to be incorporated into monitoring and management tools for ambrosia beetles (vectors of laurel wilt in avocados in FL) and potato psyllids.Awarded grant to continue research on ACP attractants.Conducted research on new trap and lure for SWD and BMSB.
Completed research on attractants for ACP, SWD and BMSB.Finalized new trap design for BMSB.