California is the leading US state in Cash Farm Receipts with sales of 47 Billion. California's agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities with over a third of the country's vegetables and two-thirds of the country's fruits and nuts are grown in California. Invasive pests in California results in more than 3 billion in losses annually. We believe "Man's Best Friend" can help reduce these losses through pinpointing the location of invasive pests that are difficult for people to find.
Invasive pests such as these can vector diseases in agricultural commodities, reduce yields, or cause damage to the crop.
All insects have a unique odor which the canine olfactory system can detect and differentiate from other insects.
Asian Citrus Psyllid
We train detector canines to locate the elusive Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP). We are currently providing ACP detector canine services to growers and government agencies in California and Arizona.