Russell Advert
Itreksglobal Advertising
Poster Ad

International Pest News

International news in brief – September/October 2014

International news in brief – September/October 2014

UK: Chalara is quietly spreading The Chalara fraxinea surveying season for 2014 arrived in the United Kingdom (UK) with ascospores airborne and the Forestry Commission’s (FC) plant health survey teams looking for and recording outbreaks of the disease. And they are apparently finding many diseased ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior) this year and in new places […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Public Health

Comparison of efficacy and attractiveness of five commercial  cockroach control gel formulations in laboratory tests

Comparison of efficacy and attractiveness of five commercial cockroach control gel formulations in laboratory tests

We report the results achieved in laboratory tests conducted to compare the efficacy and the attractiveness of commercial gel formulations, containing abamectin, fipronil, indoxacarb, acetamiprid and imidacloprid,  for the control of nymphs and adults of cockroaches. The tests were replicated 4 times and were carried out by in special arenas of 1 sq.m surface each; […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Agriculture

Evolution of Agricultural Aviation in Brazil

Evolution of Agricultural Aviation in Brazil

Brazil has experienced an enormous investment and expansion in agriculture over the last 5 years with the opening up of large farms in various regions of the country. As an example, according to DERAL (2013), the total production of soybeans in Brazil increased by 27.5% from 2009 to 2013, while the average growth in total […]

Continue Reading

GHANA IPM PROGRAMME: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

GHANA IPM PROGRAMME: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Recent developments have shown that Integrated Pest Management (IPM) could be more practical and field oriented to the benefits of the ordinary farmer. The authors have personally come to accept the fact that promoting IPM is also about empowering users to engage in competitive and sustainable agricultural and horticultural production with long-term positive impacts on […]

Continue Reading

Reducing drift with innovative electrostatic spraying system

Reducing drift with innovative electrostatic spraying system

Since 1981, when Martignani became the first European company to introduce electrostatic spraying equipment, the company’s innovations have won various awards in a number of international competitions such as EIMA Bologna, SIMA Paris, etc. At the ninth edition of Enovitis in campo, held in Treviso, Italy in June this year (an event dedicated to the […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Special Features

Company Profile…BioGenius – anything but nine to five

Company Profile…BioGenius – anything but nine to five

We are looking for wasp colonies with which to test insecticides, can you perhaps help us? On the campus of the Technology Park in Bergisch Gladbach near Cologne, is the new specialist company BioGenius, which has been established to research, develop and test biocidal products. The products tested can be insecticides, such as in the […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Amenity Horticulture

Biology, Ecology and Management of the Longhorn Date Palm Stem Borer <em> Jebusaea Hammerschmidti </em> (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Biology, Ecology and Management of the Longhorn Date Palm Stem Borer Jebusaea Hammerschmidti (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Phoenix dactylifera, the date palm, is a multipurpose crop with high economic value. There are over 100 million date palms worldwide of which, 60% are in the Arab world. The date palm stem-borer (DPB) Jebusea hammerschmidti (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) is an important pest of date palm in the Middle East, North Africa and India. The beetle […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Latest Posts

Biology, Ecology and Management of the Longhorn Date Palm Stem Borer <em> Jebusaea Hammerschmidti </em> (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Biology, Ecology and Management of the Longhorn Date Palm Stem Borer Jebusaea Hammerschmidti (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

| March 4, 2015

Phoenix dactylifera, the date palm, is a multipurpose crop with high economic value. There are over 100 million date palms worldwide of which, 60% are in the Arab world. The date palm stem-borer (DPB) Jebusea hammerschmidti (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) is an important pest of date palm in the Middle East, North Africa and India. The beetle […]

Continue Reading

Evolution of Agricultural Aviation in Brazil

Evolution of Agricultural Aviation in Brazil

| March 4, 2015

Brazil has experienced an enormous investment and expansion in agriculture over the last 5 years with the opening up of large farms in various regions of the country. As an example, according to DERAL (2013), the total production of soybeans in Brazil increased by 27.5% from 2009 to 2013, while the average growth in total […]

Continue Reading

GHANA IPM PROGRAMME: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

GHANA IPM PROGRAMME: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

| March 4, 2015

Recent developments have shown that Integrated Pest Management (IPM) could be more practical and field oriented to the benefits of the ordinary farmer. The authors have personally come to accept the fact that promoting IPM is also about empowering users to engage in competitive and sustainable agricultural and horticultural production with long-term positive impacts on […]

Continue Reading

Reducing drift with innovative electrostatic spraying system

Reducing drift with innovative electrostatic spraying system

| February 25, 2015

Since 1981, when Martignani became the first European company to introduce electrostatic spraying equipment, the company’s innovations have won various awards in a number of international competitions such as EIMA Bologna, SIMA Paris, etc. At the ninth edition of Enovitis in campo, held in Treviso, Italy in June this year (an event dedicated to the […]

Continue Reading

Urban Insect Pests: Sustainable Management Strategies

Urban Insect Pests: Sustainable Management Strategies

| February 24, 2015

Editor:Partho Dhang (Ed.) 2014. Hardback 249 pages. CABI International 2014. ISBN-13:978-1-78064-275-8 With 15 chapters and 21 contributing authors, this book is a completely current review of best pest management strategies with, in addition to the expected chapters on headline pests such as bedbugs, also considers among other chapter titles, ants, termites, mosquitoes, filth flies, fleas, […]

Continue Reading

International Pest Control – January/February 2015 – Vol57, Nr.1

International Pest Control – January/February 2015 – Vol57, Nr.1

| February 24, 2015

At the end of 2014 we enjoyed three days in Paris at Parasitec and then after the New Year, France and the rest of the world was turned upside down. We hope that 2015 is a peaceful one for you all and please travel safe. We review Parasitec in pictures. With 2015 come a few […]

Continue Reading

International Pest Control – November/December 2014 – Vol56, Nr.6

International Pest Control – November/December 2014 – Vol56, Nr.6

| February 24, 2015

With the northern Autumn months seems to come the busy conference, exhibition and seminar season and the international nature of pest control is all too apparent as we attend these and report back through IPC’s pages. This month we have a focus on agricultural and innovation. Martin Redbond considers how major agrochemical companies are investing […]

Continue Reading

Comparison of efficacy and attractiveness of five commercial  cockroach control gel formulations in laboratory tests

Comparison of efficacy and attractiveness of five commercial cockroach control gel formulations in laboratory tests

| February 23, 2015

We report the results achieved in laboratory tests conducted to compare the efficacy and the attractiveness of commercial gel formulations, containing abamectin, fipronil, indoxacarb, acetamiprid and imidacloprid,  for the control of nymphs and adults of cockroaches. The tests were replicated 4 times and were carried out by in special arenas of 1 sq.m surface each; […]

Continue Reading

IGEBA_728x90
RIL