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, Ph.D, President

Dr. Darek Czokajlo

     - President and CEO

Dr. 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.

 

2015

  • Completed research on attractants for ACP, SWD and BMSB
  • Finalized new trap design for BMSB

2014

  • 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

2013

  • Company representation:
  • Jan. - Huanglongbing (HLB)Conference, Orland, FL
  • Feb. - World Ag Expo,  Tulare CA
  • Nov. - 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.

2012

  • Fulfilled 1.8 million RPW order for UAE
  • Formed alliance with AS Poland for distribution in Poland, and Eastern Europe 2010
  • Awarded $400,000 Phase II SBIR grant for Attract & Kill CLM

2011

  • Fulfilled large RPW order for UAE

 2009

  • Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) trap introduced by Alpha Scents proven in field tests to be four times more effective than the Pherocon AM trap.

2008

  • 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.

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