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International news in brief – July/August 2014

International news in brief – July/August 2014

EU & USA: NPMA & CEPA announce joint initiative The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and are partnering to offer the first Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety which will be held 3-5 June 2015 at the Juan-les-Pins Conference Centre […]

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CALL AHEAD AND SEND PRESET NOTIFICATIONS TO CUSTOMERS WITH NEW Service Pro MODULE FOR ServSuite

CALL AHEAD AND SEND PRESET NOTIFICATIONS TO CUSTOMERS WITH NEW Service Pro MODULE FOR ServSuite

Columbus, OH (E- Release) – Keeping up with the trend of regular improvements of the ServSuite software, Service Pro (www.ServicePro.com) have released a new module. The ServSuite Notifications Module allows service companies to notify their customers of impending services. Notifications are an automated Call Ahead feature that provides customizable pre-recorded service reminders to help users […]

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International news in brief – May/June 2014

International news in brief – May/June 2014

US: NPMA block proposed changes to termite treatment code Definition of Green Termite Treatment Defeated At the International Code Council (ICC) Hearings in Memphis on Sunday, NPMA prevented a proposed change to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The IgCC is a model construction code used in combination with the ICC commercial codes, such as […]

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Public Health

Larval Source Management: A Supplement Measure for Marlaria Control

Larval Source Management: A Supplement Measure for Marlaria Control

Introduction: Malaria, a parasitic disease transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes, has for millennia been a major cause of human illness and death. The disease remains a significant global public health problem, with over 3.4 billion people at risk and 627,000 estimated deaths in 2012 (WHO, 2013a). Renewed international attention has led to great progress in […]

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Evaluation of an insecticide paint for the control of cockroaches in the Zaragoza sewage system

Evaluation of an insecticide paint for the control of cockroaches in the Zaragoza sewage system

Cockroaches have been a renowned cosmopolitan pest for centuries. They are charac-terized mainly for showing high adaptation ability to all kinds of environmental and physical changes which has allowed them to coevolve close to the human being, colonizing all the habitats human activities take place in. However, the true problem regarding these insects goes beyond […]

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Testing the Goodnature E2 Rodent Trap in Tata Steel Zoological Park, India

Testing the Goodnature E2 Rodent Trap in Tata Steel Zoological Park, India

There are 4000 species of mammals, of which about 1700 are rodents. However not all rodent species are commensal pests. About 150 species have been defined as a commensal at some time or another, though only 20 could be termed important in connection with post-harvest losses. The number of species occurring in and around human […]

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Agriculture

Natural crop trait enhancement with microbial teams

Natural crop trait enhancement with microbial teams

In a world that is facing rapid population growth, global climate volatility, and increasing environmental damage, revolutionary crop protection methods and production models are an urgent necessity. In recent years, microbial solutions have garnered much interest and research for this purpose. Several microbial products have proven effective for protecting crops and increasing yields, thereby adding […]

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Biorational solutions to fruit fly species of economic importance

Biorational solutions to fruit fly species of economic importance

The Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata is ranked as the most economically important fruit fly worldwide. In Mediterranean countries alone, the economic impact is estimated at US$192m. In Tunisia its presence causes up to 50% yield losses of peaches, with quality losses estimated at US$0.52m in 2009. The second species of highest significance is the […]

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Biologicals: A stronger case for permanent status in the IPM program

Biologicals: A stronger case for permanent status in the IPM program

The rotation of different active ingredients with different modes of action is a paramount tactic to prevent insecticide resistance (Civolani et al. 2014). Integrated pest management (IPM) programs emphasize the use of multiple tactics (chemical, biological, mechanical, etc.) to control pest populations. While combining these tactics can provide sustainable and efficacious pest suppression, many insecticides […]

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Forestry

Current and future Insect Threats to UK Forestry

Current and future Insect Threats to UK Forestry

Introduction The beginning of the 21st century has seen an unprecedented assault on the UK by invasive forest pests and diseases (Defra 2013; Figure 1). Some of these new pests and diseases have attracted much media attention and have increased political awareness, e.g. the large scale death of larch caused by Phytophothora ramorum and ash […]

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Tree care package to preserve iconic palm trees

Tree care package to preserve iconic palm trees

A new Syngenta tree care package could now save southern Europe’s iconic palm trees from the devastating effects of the Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus). The treatment, which involves direct micro-injection of a targeted insecticide into the trunk of affected trees, has been fully approved in France and granted emergency approval to tackle the increasing […]

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Tropical epiphytes and collateral control with copper fungicide

Tropical epiphytes and collateral control with copper fungicide

 Weeds are plants growing in the wrong place at the wrong time. Grasses and broadleaved weeds grow under and around trees to compete with their root systems for water and nutrients, and in the case of tall vigorously growing weeds around small stature trees for light and space as well. ‘Lower’ plants like lichens, mosses […]

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Special Features

Natural crop trait enhancement with microbial teams

Natural crop trait enhancement with microbial teams

In a world that is facing rapid population growth, global climate volatility, and increasing environmental damage, revolutionary crop protection methods and production models are an urgent necessity. In recent years, microbial solutions have garnered much interest and research for this purpose. Several microbial products have proven effective for protecting crops and increasing yields, thereby adding […]

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Biorational solutions to fruit fly species of economic importance

Biorational solutions to fruit fly species of economic importance

The Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata is ranked as the most economically important fruit fly worldwide. In Mediterranean countries alone, the economic impact is estimated at US$192m. In Tunisia its presence causes up to 50% yield losses of peaches, with quality losses estimated at US$0.52m in 2009. The second species of highest significance is the […]

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Biologicals: A stronger case for permanent status in the IPM program

Biologicals: A stronger case for permanent status in the IPM program

The rotation of different active ingredients with different modes of action is a paramount tactic to prevent insecticide resistance (Civolani et al. 2014). Integrated pest management (IPM) programs emphasize the use of multiple tactics (chemical, biological, mechanical, etc.) to control pest populations. While combining these tactics can provide sustainable and efficacious pest suppression, many insecticides […]

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Amenity Horticulture

The efficacy of SPLAT lures in mass trapping the coconut beetle, <em>Oryctes rhinocerous</em>

The efficacy of SPLAT lures in mass trapping the coconut beetle, Oryctes rhinocerous

The Coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, is a pest which attacks the developing fronds of coconut, oil palm, and other landscape and decorative palms in Asia. Damaged fronds show typical triangular cuts. The beetle has the capacity to kill palm trees, particularly newly planted ones, when the growing point is destroyed by feeding. The larvae […]

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Staying in control

Staying in control

The times they are a’changing are the words from a song by Bob Dylan and, without doubt, change is a fact of life. It is how we respond to it that makes the difference. In the world of weed, pest and disease control in the UK, recent policy changes and legislation, linked especially to the […]

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Stink Bug Traps in Gardens may Increase Damage to Tomatoes

Stink Bug Traps in Gardens may Increase Damage to Tomatoes

The invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an important pest of fruits and vegetables. To counter them, some home gardeners use pheromone-baited traps that are designed to attract, trap, and kill them. However, new research from entomologists at the University of Maryland suggests that the traps may actually increase stink bug damage to […]

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Latest Posts

ServSuite news update

ServSuite news update

| September 24, 2014

We are beginning trials of our GPS fleet management system in the UK after a successful deployment in the US.  the new module allows you to track your vehicles in real time, what speed they travel, when they stop etc.  Also great for security / insurance purposes. – Our mobile app continues to evolve, it […]

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The Manual of Biocontrol Agents (5th Edition)

The Manual of Biocontrol Agents (5th Edition)

| September 4, 2014

The British Crop Production Council (BCPC) is a non-profit-making organisation and for over 50 years it has developed an international reputation for sound science in the fields of agriculture, food and the environment. Its conferences, publications and working groups bring together scientists to form opinion on key issues and its website attracts more than 12,000 […]

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International news in brief – July/August 2014

International news in brief – July/August 2014

| August 22, 2014

EU & USA: NPMA & CEPA announce joint initiative The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and are partnering to offer the first Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety which will be held 3-5 June 2015 at the Juan-les-Pins Conference Centre […]

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Natural crop trait enhancement with microbial teams

Natural crop trait enhancement with microbial teams

| August 22, 2014

In a world that is facing rapid population growth, global climate volatility, and increasing environmental damage, revolutionary crop protection methods and production models are an urgent necessity. In recent years, microbial solutions have garnered much interest and research for this purpose. Several microbial products have proven effective for protecting crops and increasing yields, thereby adding […]

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Combined Agency to Safeguard Animal and Plant Health

Combined Agency to Safeguard Animal and Plant Health

| August 22, 2014

A combined agency will start work autumn 2014 to ensure government is “better equipped” to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases. The Animal and Plant Health Agency will begin on 1 October 2014 to equip the government to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases, and to respond to emergencies. Chris Hadkiss […]

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Biorational solutions to fruit fly species of economic importance

Biorational solutions to fruit fly species of economic importance

| August 22, 2014

The Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata is ranked as the most economically important fruit fly worldwide. In Mediterranean countries alone, the economic impact is estimated at US$192m. In Tunisia its presence causes up to 50% yield losses of peaches, with quality losses estimated at US$0.52m in 2009. The second species of highest significance is the […]

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Biologicals: A stronger case for permanent status in the IPM program

Biologicals: A stronger case for permanent status in the IPM program

| August 22, 2014

The rotation of different active ingredients with different modes of action is a paramount tactic to prevent insecticide resistance (Civolani et al. 2014). Integrated pest management (IPM) programs emphasize the use of multiple tactics (chemical, biological, mechanical, etc.) to control pest populations. While combining these tactics can provide sustainable and efficacious pest suppression, many insecticides […]

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Company Profile…LAM International paradigm shift: developing  the next generation of biopesticides

Company Profile…LAM International paradigm shift: developing the next generation of biopesticides

| August 19, 2014

LAM International, the USA parent corporation of Laverlam International and Mycotech in Butte, Montana, specializes in the research, field development and commercialization of biopesticides for the global agricultural pest market. The company sells its products through as network of distributors, which include several multinationals, in more than thirty countries, spread across five continents. Actively expanding […]

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